9 The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus

9 The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus - 9.Matthew34:The...

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1 9. Matthew 3-4:  The  Baptism and  Temptations of Jesus Stained glass window of the traditional symbol of Matthew, an angel
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2 John the Baptist What has he been doing for 30 years? What is he doing now? (Matt 3:1-7) What does his choice of clothing remind us of? Words of warning (3:8- 12) Change is on the horizon (10) Significance of feet (11)
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“John, at that time, was the only legal administrator in the affairs of the kingdom there was then on the earth, and holding the keys of power. The Jews had to obey his instructions or be damned, by their own law….” “The scriptures represent that all Jerusalem went out unto John's baptism. Here was a legal administrator, and those that were baptized were subjects for a King. Also, the laws and oracles of God were there; therefore the kingdom of God was there, for no man could have better authority to administer than John, and our Savior submitted to that authority himself by being baptized by John. Therefore, the
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