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Daily Readings from the Life of Christ Vol. 1


Daily Readings from the Life of Christ Vol. 1

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"The Christian walk is...exactly that. A walk. A daily walk. A relentless, systematic, regular pursuit of God. It's not a sprint, where exhaustion and collapse are inevitable, and it's not a crawl where forward progress and a sense of growing intimacy with God are nearly immeasurable.

Think of this book as a companion on your walk. A friend to encourage you every day. A trusted comrade to help you measure your faith against a biblical standard. Someone to challenge you lovingly to a walk of penitence, righteousness, submission, obedience, and love.

The goal of this series is to help you develop consistency in reading and meditating on the truths of the Bible—and to equip you for your journey with directions you can understand from a trustworthy guide.

In this volume John MacArthur focuses on the first year of Jesus' earthly ministry. Each day's entry will challenge you to understand and act on significant truth. As you step through a full year of reading and meditating, not only will you get to know Christ better, but you'll also be developing a growing commitment to deeper subsequent study, meditation, and prayer with your great heavenly Father."
—From Daily Readings from the Life of Christ

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JESUS' PUBLIC BAPTISM

Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan. —Matthew 3:13a.

There is something majestic about Jesus' baptism that brought all the previous events of His earthly life into focus. Here He came fully onto the stage of the gospel story and His work and ministry truly began.

Following an eternity past in heaven and thirty years of obscurity in Nazareth, God presented the Savior publicly to the world. John the Baptist, as “the voice of one crying in the wilderness,” had heralded the coming of the Messiah (Matthew 3:3; cf. Isaiah 40:3), and now He was fully and publicly prepared to begin the fulfillment of His earthly mission.

A parallel passage in Luke tells us that this was no private or secluded ceremony: “Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized” (Luke 3:21). The word translated “arrived” in Matthew 3:13 often indicated an official arrival or public appearance by a dignitary. From now on Jesus would be in the public eye and call no place His permanent earthly home (Matthew 8:20).

This important episode from the beginning of Christ's ministry clearly shows us that Jesus, though knowing what a high degree of visibility would ultimately cost Him, obediently stepped from the comfort of obscurity into the high-risk position of a public figure. His work would invite strong opinion, but in order to accomplish the Father's will, it must take place in full view of the world. It must come at the cost of being widely observed.

ASK YOURSELF

We are called to be salt and light, not merely to enjoy God's seasoning and illumination in our own lives but to be His conveyors of grace to others. How does this public calling alter the way you express and live your Christianity? Pray that you will live not in fear but in faith.

About the Author(s)

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry. Grace to You radio, video, audio, print, and website resources reach millions worldwide each day. Over four decades of ministry, John has written dozens of bestselling books, including The MacArthur Study Bible, The Gospel According to Jesus, The New Testament Commentary series, The Truth War, and The Jesus You Can’t Ignore. He and his wife, Patricia, have four married children and fourteen grandchildren.

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