As we continue our new study of the Gospel of Mark, we come to the significant event of Jesus' baptism.
As we look at these 3 verses together, we will see many important truths contained within them. These verses reveal to us the depth of the relationship between God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. They also reveal the depth of union between God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus is our perfect example of how to live the Christian life, and here right at the outset of His ministry, we see Him diligently fulfilling the will of His Father.
Lastly, we also learn much in these verses about baptism, though as will be made clear, our baptism as Christians is very different from the baptism Jesus undertook. Read Mark 1:9-11 of chapter 1 in preparation for next week.