Chasing Chaos

Most people read right past Jesus’s baptism, never considering the colossal problem it presented to John the Baptist. In the first century, Jews would immerse themselves in water (“baptized”) for any number of reasons. But Matthew records that John is only doing a baptism for the repentance of sins. So when Jesus shows up to be baptized, John is utterly confused and tries to deter him from doing so. Yet, within a few short words from Jesus, John is convinced Jesus needs to be baptized. Welcome to one of the most explosive moments in the ministry of Jesus. If you’re interested in understanding the essence of why Jesus came and how to follow Jesus, it’s all contained in this story titled, Chasing Chaos!

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