Matthew 3

  1. John the Baptist saw himself as preparing the way for Christ (verse 3).
    In what ways did he do this through:
    (a) his preaching, and
    (b) his administration of baptism?
  2. What do verses 13-15 tell us about the importance of his baptism to Jesus?
    How do you link this moment with the cross?
    Cf. Ps. 40:7-8; Luke 12:50; 2 Cor. 5:21. Can you see the Trinity clearly at work in these verses?