Illustration of Jesus' baptism with John the baptism in the background. We are preparing for worship by examining what this event in Jesus' life means for us.
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In preparing for worship this Sunday we look at one of the earliest-recorded events in the life of Jesus – His baptism. This event can sometimes seem like it doesn’t hold importance or application for us but a closer look reveals something quite spectacular. While John knew that he wasn’t worthy to baptize Jesus, Jesus urged him to do so, speaking these words:

“Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.”

Every single ‘hoop’ to jump through in order for salvation; every work that we could never attain on our own was perfectly performed by Jesus. Even this act at the beginning of the life of Jesus shows Him joyfully taking part in the work that only He can accomplish.

As we move into 2021, and especially in light of recent events in our nation, it is so good to remember that Jesus is the only one who can provide true and lasting peace. Jesus is the only one who can satisfy. He’s the only one who can save us. No politician or political party can do this. No family member, church leader, or friend. ONLY Jesus.

As we gather to worship this coming Sunday, may we be reminded that ‘Jesus is fairer’ and is the only one who ‘makes the woeful heart to sing.’

Learn The Songs For This Sunday

A note – I was led to choose ‘The Goodness of Jesus’ before the events that took place this past Wednesday. It never ceases to amaze me how the Holy Spirit leads in this way.

“Come find what this world cannot offer; come and find your joy here complete. Taste the living water, never thirst again. Rest here in His wondrous peace. Oh the goodness, the goodness of Jesus. Satisfied, He is all that I need. May it be, come what may, that I rest all my days in the goodness of Jesus.”

You can find all the songs for Sunday in the playlist below. Be sure to listen to them a few times while you’re preparing for worship.