Sermon notes by Dr. Greg Sloop from a sermon preached Sunday, January 1st in the 5:00 pm service at Kannapolis Church of God.
Matthew 3:13–17 (NKJV)
13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”
Asking God questions
Questioning His authority
Telling God what to do
15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.
Permit it now…
We have a choice, but only one choice is right
It is fitting
Fulfill all righteousness
16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
The results of obedience
Hearing the Voice of God