Jumping In – New Life With Joy

Luke 3: 21-22

New Living Translation

21 One day when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized. As he was praying, the heavens opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit, in bodily form, descended on him like a dove. And a voice from heaven said, “You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.

What an exciting time this is — the beginning of a new year.

Some people make New Years Resolutions. That means they make promises to themselves about things they hope to do in the new year. I made a few New Years Resolutions myself. Whether you make any resolutions or not, the new year gives you the chance to forget your past mistakes and look forward to doing better in the year ahead. I hope all of you will take advantage of the fresh start the New Year offers us.

God’s forgiveness gives us a fresh start in life and like the Joy that Jesus brings to God, we too can bring Him Joy.

Jesus himself was baptized by John, and he commanded us to go into the all the world and make disciples, teaching them all that he taught us, and baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Because Jesus commanded it, the church still baptizes people today. When we see someone baptized, it shows the world that their sins have been forgiven and they have been given a fresh start in life through Christ Jesus.

Along with the Fresh Start and New Life comes Joy. There is Joy in living the Christian Life.

The boy in this video understands Joy!


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