Encountering Jesus in the New Testament (Third Edition)

Chapter 4: Why did Jesus get baptized?


Film Focus: Fr. Brad briefly covers a variety of topics in this video from, “Why did Jesus get baptized?” to “Should you really baptize your young children?” He does so with wit and encouragement that makes this an enjoyable video to watch.


Text Focus: Pages 184-186


Discussion Questions:


1.   What are the three reasons that Fr. Brad gives why Jesus was baptized?

2.   Which of these reasons stands out to you as the most important? Explain your answer.

3.   Is God bound by the sacraments? Explain your answer.

4.   Are we bound to the sacraments? Explain your answer.

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