“LIVING AND SHARING THE GOSPEL”
February 24, 2018
– Call To Worship –
“I WORSHIP YOU ALMIGHTY GOD”
“HOW GREAT YOU ARE”
“CHANGE MY HEART OH GOD”
Prayers of Intercession
BIBLE STUDY: J. D. Greear video
How The Fall Affects Us All
“LET THERE GLORY”
Worship God in Spirit and Truth
Grow in His Grace and Knowledge
Share the Love and Hope we have in Jesus
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What Jesus Did! ‘The Heavens Opened’ — Luke 3:21-22
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One day when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized. As he was praying, the heavens opened, and the Holy Spirit, in bodily form, descended on him like a dove. And a voice from heaven said, “You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.”
— Luke 3:21-22 NLT
Luke uses only a few words and yet conveys such deep meaning. Jesus comes as part of the genuine movement of God among common people and is baptized. That event happens not only at a human level but also at a heavenly level. Part of what is happening at the heavenly level is prayer, which is such a powerful dynamic in the work of the Holy Spirit. God’s approval of Jesus and affection for him as his child are articulated. When we come to be baptized, we follow the example of Jesus and need to realize that God’s approval and affection rest upon us as well — “You are my dearly loved child,” our Father tells us, “and you bring me great joy!” Isn’t it incredible that God gave us the invitation to follow his Son and receive his blessing? Isn’t it amazing that we get to do something that was important to our Savior? Isn’t it truly a blessing to know how God feels about us when we turn our hearts toward him? Amazing!
Holy and righteous God, thank you for the gift of baptism. What a blessing it is to have the opportunity to share in this same experience that your Son and my Savior did so many years ago! Thank you that it is more than a mere human event, but one in which your Spirit moves and also one in which I can find my assurance of your approval and affection.
Thank you in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Related Scripture Readings: Acts 2:36-41; Titus 3:3-7; Acts 22:16