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Following the Master in Water Baptism (2 of 6)
Series: The Apprentice
We are apprenticed to Jesus. We have chosen Him as our master to learn from and He has chosen us. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Our calling in life is to become like our master. First John 2:6 says that whoever abides in Him ought to walk in the same way that He walked. Second Corinthians 11:1 advises us to be imitators of Paul as he imitates Christ. Second Corinthians 3:18 says that we, beholding His glory, are being transformed into the same image. Our destiny is to become like Jesus, so, as apprentices we set ourselves to learn from Him. In the gospel of Luke there are snapshots of exactly where we can learn to be like Jesus. Let us go through some of those moments starting with Luke 3:21-22.
BAPTISM OF JESUS OUR MASTER
APPRENTICE DEFINITION AND KEY VERSE
The apprentice is one who has committed to Jesus the Master and to a lifetime of learning from Him in order to become like the Master in heart, character, and lifestyle.
Luke 3:21-22, GNT: After all the people had been baptized, Jesus also was baptized. While he was praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit came down upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ''You are my own dear Son. I am pleased with you.''
The master we follow was baptized in water by immersion with supernatural affirmations, and we as apprentices are eager to follow His example.
The apprentice learns from each moment of Jesus' baptism and follows Him in it.
JESUS CHOSE TO SEEK JOHN OUT AND BE BAPTIZED BY HIM
Luke 3:21: When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized…
Matthew 3:13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.
The apprentice makes a decision to be a follower and to pursue water baptism.
In the early church, the preparation period for going through water baptism lasted 2-3 years there were gr ...
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