Jesus Baptism — Inaugurating His Ministry

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imagesWhy was Jesus baptized? Out of all the issues presented in the Gospels this one can be troublesome on the surface if we interpret Jesus baptism like our own. Jesus is fully God and fully man. Never was He in sin, have sin, or commit sin. In fact, being God makes Him holy, pure, undefiled, and righteous. Yet He is fully man, just like you and me. He ate, slept, got tired, stressed, had a full range of emotions, was tempted, and yet He never sinned (Hebrews 4:15).

So why does a blameless man, fully God, need to “confess His sins before the body and associate with His own death, burial, and resurrection; and then be immersed in water?” Answer, He doesn’t.… Continue reading

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What’s With St. Patty’s Day?

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Yesterday was the internationally celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. This unofficial holiday (at least, it is unofficial in America) is celebrated in various ways by various cultures and peoples. For most, it seems a day to play Irish music, wear “kiss me, I’m Irish” merchandise, and eat cornbeef with cabbage or Irish stew. Kis me, I'm irish shirt

For seemingly most, no one cares about the man St. Patrick, they just want a reason to mix-up their mundane lives with something different.

Enter the Christian blogger community. Blog after blog within the Christian blog sphere seems to be driven to reclaim the godly man behind the holiday.… Continue reading

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