“Gotta Start Somewhere” Message 2-27-22

5 March 2022
Series: Luke

Point: Baptism in Jesus Christ is the sign of a new beginning for everyone who has made Him Lord of their life.

Scripture: Luke 3:21-38


 Comprehension: What does the passage say? What are the facts? What does it tell us about God?

 Interpretation: What does the passage mean? Why did the events happen the way they happened?

 Application: How can I apply what I’ve learned to my life? What about me needs to become more like God?

1. Vs. 23-38 – Jesus is Greater

 Comprehension: Why is the genealogy of Jesus so important? Explain.

 Interpretation: How is Jesus greater than Adam? Noah? Abraham? Boaz? David? Explain.

 Application: How does knowing Jesus is greater than those who came before and after Him give you hope in God? Explain your answer.

2. Vs. 21-22 – Baptism is a New Beginning

 Comprehension: Was Jesus’ baptism the beginning or the end of His public ministry? Why did Jesus need to be baptized? What does Jesus’ baptism reveal about who He is? Explain your answer.

 Interpretation: Why is baptism important? What does it mean? Does baptism save you? Explain your answer.

 Application: Have you been baptized? If not, what are you waiting for? If so, what have you been doing to advance God’s kingdom since then?

3. Sermon Application (for breakouts):

 Conviction: How has this Scripture (or this Sermon) challenged you personally? Be specific.

 Character: What about you needs to change in light of what you’ve learned? Be honest and specific.

 Competence: What is your plan for change? Share with the group what you are going to do, how you are going to do it, and when you are going to do it. Leaders – Write everyone’s plan down in a journal and come back to it next week during breakouts.

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