Cleaning Tips from John

January 7, 2024


Our baptism incorporates us into the Messiah’s saving work. It is important to remember that dealing with capital “S”-Sin requires a deep self-examination of the ways in which we still find ourselves enslaved, thus allowing us to worship and praise the One who sets us free. Jesus undergoes baptism not because he is a sinner but because he will be the one who leads us on a new Exodus through the water and on to freedom from sin (vv. 9-11). Committing ourselves to him enables us to live in that freedom and deal with the sins that plague us. The first Sunday of a new year is a marvelous time for recommitting ourselves to Christ who is the only one who can make us clean once and for all.

Bible References

  • Mark 1:4-11