Led into Suffering

Jesus’ Spirit and water baptism kicks off His entire ministry. The focus has been on John’s ministry up until this point and now the Spirit has appointed and anointed Jesus to begin His. And while such an anointing sounds like lollipops and gumdrops to the average Charismatic, we should note that the Holy Spirit kicks…

God Baptizing God with God

There’s a good chance we’ve heard the story of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus so many times in church that we’ve failed to actually pay attention to what happened. Somehow in someway, God has just baptized God with God—that is to say that the Father has sent the Holy Spirit to the Son. Because of…

Fully God, Fully Man

It is a common statement that “Jesus was fully God and fully man,” but it seems people rarely address how that works out. How can Jesus be fully God and fully man? If we take a close look, we see that the Bible actually explains this conundrum a little more fully than we thought at…

Jesus’ Power: The Rush & the Rest Preview

NEW BOOK PREVIEW PART 3: Why did God baptize Jesus with the Holy Spirit and what does that mean for us? CLARIFICATION: The gospel of John does show Jesus being baptized in the Holy Spirit before He walks in power, but some have wondered if Jesus could always do miracles because his mother asks him…