Jesus: Baptized, Tempted
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Jesus: Baptized, Tempted

From Series: The Gospel According to Mark, Volume 1

Mark 1:9-13  (ID: 2669)

It is a well-known scene – Jesus being baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. Why was it necessary for Jesus, who is God in the flesh, to be baptized? Why did the Spirit of God send Jesus into the wilderness for forty days to be tempted by Satan? Alistair Begg reminds us that Christ persistently identified with sinners, even enduring inconceivable temptations at the hand of Satan. Through it all Christ satisfied His Father and ultimately procured forgiveness for lost men and women.


The Baptism of Jesus

9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

Copyright © 2019, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.