Suggested Icebreaker:  What’s your favorite soda/beverage?

*** Summarize this week’s message from the Pastor’s Sermon Notes. ***

Passage: Matthew 3:13-17

1.  What did you learn or takeaway from this week’s message?
2.  Why would Jesus want or need baptism?  Would anything change if Jesus had not been baptized?
3.  Why does God want His human children to be baptized?  What is the significance of baptism, anyway?
4.  What might motivate a new Christian to avoid baptism?  What motivates others to be baptized as soon as possible?
5.  Do you think John the Baptist knew that Jesus was the Son of God before His baptism?  Do you think they had ever met face to face before that day?
6.  Application:  Is Jesus beloved by you?  If so, do you express it publicly?
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