We focus on the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry as written in Matthew 3:13-17. The initiating event began with Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist, who was at first reluctant to perform the task. After all, John had said that Jesus was greater than he was. Nevertheless, Jesus wanted to be baptized by John and so it happened. Jesus came up from the baptismal water of the Jordan River and saw that the heavens were opened. The significant bit was that Jesus also saw the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove descending upon him. Then the voice of God the Father spoke, boldlyRead More →