Why is Jesus’s Baptism So Important?

Christians in generations past considered Jesus’s Baptism to be one of the most important events of Jesus’s years on earth.  And for the Gospel writers, Jesus’s Baptism was an event of great importance as well.  By some’s reckoning, there are only seven events mentioned in all four gospels:  The Cleansing of the Temple, the Feeding of the 5,000, the Confession of Peter, the Triumphal Entry, the Passion of Christ, the Resurrection of Christ … and the Baptism of Jesus.  Clearly, if all four gospel include Jesus’s Baptism it is clearly important. However,  if you were ask the average Christian about the Top 10 most important events of Jesus’s life, the Baptism of Jesus probably wouldn’t make the list.
What are we missing that so many Christians in the past knew?  Why is Jesus’ Baptism such a big deal?

Mark 1:4-11

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/ I voted for Obama. He seemed very passionate for the American people and we are all on our journey to higher places with God. Thank God for the prayers of the saints and Calvary. I think what Billy is really saying is that along Obama s path there has been some ungodly decisions that The Word is very clear about such as abortion and gay marraIge. These 2 issues alone are a direct hit on family principles according to our Lord. I would not say that believing in these 2 issues are rights or would be a fathers blessing. Are unborn babies are cursed, and gay marraige is confusing our youth as to the order of God in what was intended. There were many examples in the bible where at one time or another the great men of the chapters were cursed because of their decisions. King David killed a man after sleeping with a soldiers wife. Moses enjoyed the sins of Egypt for a season, Sampson lost his strength to Delila. King Solomon the wisest man of all turned to idols after being quoted as the wisest king. But in the end God s grace was sufficient for them all. We can invite cursings into our life because of our disobedience. I believe that was what Billy was asking us to think about. Men, your children need your true blessing.

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