This may sound odd, but the baptism of Jesus has always presented problems for the church. The whole thing raises all kins of awkward questions that seem to provide enemies and skeptics of Jesus with Plenty of useful material. So why was the early church so determined to share the story? Only two of the gospel writiers bother to include an account of the Christmas story, but all four gospels tell the story of the baptism of Jesus.

Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-9; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17

Song: "Ordinary Love" written by U2, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band

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