Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Luke 3.1-3, 15-22

Sermon Outline

  1. The Baptism of Jesus
  2. Jesus, the baptizer with the Holy Spirit
  3. Men and Women made new

Discussion Questions

  • What did John’s baptism symbolize?
  • Why was the location of where John’s baptisms instructive?
  • What two reasons did Steve give for why John may have balked at baptizing Jesus?
  • If Jesus was sinless (and He was) and had no need to repent, why was He baptized?
  • What do you make of the parallel between Genesis 1.1-2 and Jesus’ baptism?
  • What do you make of the significant number of biblical texts showing the centrality of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers?
  • If the work of the Spirit is central in the life of the believer, not ancillary, why then do you think that so many Christians live lives with no awareness of the Spirit’s presence and power in their lives?
  • What does it mean to be baptized with the Holy Spirit?
  • Make it personal, how have you experienced the Holy Spirit in your life? I


Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Steve Wood (SWood@StAndrews.Church).

Audio & Video

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