Baptism and Temptation Reflection Questions
Journey to The Jordan River and The Wilderness
Remember your baptism, the baptism of a loved one, or plan for your future baptism. What do baptism or the reaffirmation of baptism mean to you?
Though sinless, Jesus was baptized to help him identify and connect with humanity, then invited them into the baptismal waters. How can we connect with and invite others into a relationship with Jesus?
Immediately following his baptism, Jesus retreated to the wilderness for 40 days of fasting and prayer. While there, he was tempted by evil. What is a temptation you struggle with?
Jesus temptations were meant to test his resolve and strengthen his faith. Does your faith impact the decisions you make when you are facing temptations? How so?
Walking with Jesus begins with baptism but inevitably includes temptation. When you yearn for forgiveness and a clean slate, remember your baptism.
Invite God to purify you again and cover you with His grace.
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Preparing for The Way
Introduction and Prologue Reflections
Meet John The Baptist – Jesus’ cousin and the one who, literally, helped prepare the way for Jesus’ ministry. Who’s your traveling partner? For this book experience, and throughout your faith journey? Why do you need them? What role(s) to they fulfill? What role(s) did John fulfill for Christ?
Have you visited a historic site? Imagine the people who have walked there before you. Do you feel connected to the past? What can we learn by re-tracing their steps? Imagine walking the same paths as Jesus in the Holy Land! This book is a firsthand account of just that!
The Greek word for repentance is metanoia – literally to think differently or to change one’s mind. How do you think (or hope) this experience will change you and your faith journey?