Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Family Bible Study - The Baptism of the LORD

Gospel Passage
Luke 3:15 As the people were filled with expectation, and all were
questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the
Messiah, 16 John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water;
but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the
thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 21
Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been
baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit
descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from
heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

Questions for Discussion:

1. God the Father says from heaven about Jesus, “You are my Son, my
beloved; with you I am well-pleased.” Could God the Father say the same
things about you? (Son=child). Would He be well pleased?

2. What does it mean to say that Jesus “baptizes with the Holy Spirit”? Who is
the Holy Spirit? When are we baptized with the Holy Spirit?

3. The day of your baptism is the most important day of your life, because it
is on that day you became a child of God. What day is the anniversary of
your baptism (if you don’t know, you must look it up!)? What types of things
could you do to make this day special? How important it is in your life?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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