The Baptism of Jesus Christ
The first words directly spoken by God the Father in the first book of the New Testament are given here at Jesus’ baptism. The son of Abraham and son of David is announced as the beloved Son of God. But why is He baptized for repentance? And why does the Holy Spirit descend on Him, since He already possessed Him? Matthew teaches us that Jesus is our Christ. And this means His baptism, His repentance, and His power, and pleasure of His Father are ours as well.