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Saturday, November 20, 2004

Advent 2 – Mt 3:1-12- Surrounding Context

Preceding Passage Notes –

The Visit of the Magi - Matt 2:1-12

Summary – The Magi travel to see Jesus. They meet with Herod, who asked them to report to him when they found Jesus. The Magi find Jesus, and worship Him. They do not go back to Herod.

Similar themes – Worthiness - The Magi bear gifts worthy of a king, bow down and worship 2:11/John the Baptist says, "whose sandals I am not fit to carry" 3:11


The Escape to Egypt - Matt 2:13-18

Summary – Angel appears to Joseph, and tells them to go to Egypt, to escape the massacre of children which Herod undertakes. They do so and remain there until Herod dies.

Common Words - 3:9 children v18

Similar themes – none?


The Return to Nazareth - Matt 2:19-23

SummaryAfter Herod dies, they travel back to Israel, and settle in Galilee at Nazareth.

Similar themes – none?


Following Passage Notes -

The Baptism of Jesus - Matt 3:13-17
Summary – Jesus meets John the Baptist at the Jordan, John asks Jesus to Baptize Him, but Jesus asks John to do so. Jesus is Baptized and heavens open, Holy spirit descends as dove, and a voice speaks from heaven, announcing Jesus as Son, Whom is loved, and pleased...
Common Words - 3:2 heaven v16, 17

3:6 baptize v13, 14, 16
Similar themesworthiness - John the Baptist says, "whose sandals I am not fit to carry" 3:11/John says, "I need to be baptized by you" 3:13

Holy Spirit - He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit 3:11/The Spirit of God descends on Jesus 3:16



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