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Why Did Jesus Need To Be Baptized by John the Baptist?

by Adriel Sanchez posted April 19, 2021


He comes out of Egypt in Matthew 2, through the waters in Matthew 3, and then he enters a period of temptation in Matthew 4 for 40 days. It is almost as if he is walking in the footsteps of Israel. Jesus is revealing himself as the true Israel–the Greater Israel–who perfectly fulfilled the law of God where Israel failed.

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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