Week 25 8/14/2016
Title of drawing: "This Is My Son" (Matthew 3, Luke 1; 3, John 1)
The baptism of Jesus is an often referenced example of the Trinity displayed in Scripture. Multiple Gospel accounts describe the audible voice of the Father, the presence of the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove and Jesus Christ the son of God submitting himself to John's baptism to identify with us. In this drawing it was important to me to find a composition that would display the Trinity. I chose a perspective that would assume the viewpoint of the Holy Father above looking down on the baptism and seeing the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove approaching this event.
Jesus had no sin to repent of with John's baptism but his presence and his choice to participate identifies with our need in following him, relying on his righteousness for the forgiveness of our sins, and his death and resurrection for the salvation of our lives.
Philippians 2:5-8 states:
Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus,
who, existing in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God
as something to be used for His own advantage.
Instead He emptied Himself
by assuming the form of a slave,
taking on the likeness of men.
And when He had come as a man
in His external form,
He humbled Himself by becoming obedient
to the point of death --
even to death on a cross.
View the time lapse video HERE.
Listen to the sermon HERE.