Called And Claimed (2)

There’s a bit more to Matthew’s story though.  Maybe it would be more accurate to say that there’s a bit more of Matthew in the wonderful story he’s have us to know about Jesus.    At the center of Matthew’s story of the Messiah is his own story that reflects what lies at the heart of Jesus’Continue reading “Called And Claimed (2)”

John’s baptism and ours

Brandon asks, Why is baptism used before Jesus? I thought baptism signified Jesus’ death and resurrection.  Why would baptism be used by John if that’s what it is for?  As the question suggests, the two baptisms are closely related but also have important differences.  Think of it like an engagement ring and a wedding ring.  The engagement ringContinue reading “John’s baptism and ours”