Key Verse 3:22 “ and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
Read verse 21-22a. Why do you think Jesus is baptized? (21a) What happens as Jesus is praying? (21b). How does the Holy Spirit descend upon him? (22a) Why do you think the Holy Spirit descends upon Jesus at this moment?
Read verses 22b. What voice do you think came from the heaven? How do you think this reveals the relationship between God, the Father and Jesus, his Son? What strength do you think God’s voice gives to Jesus as he begins his ministry on earth?
Read verse 23. How old is Jesus when he begins his ministry? (23a) Why do you think it is mentioned that Jesus was thought to be the son of Joseph? (23b) Why do you think Joseph is introduced as the son of Heli? (23b, Matt 1:15b, 16a)
Read verse 24-38. How is this genealogy different from that of Matthew 1:1-16? What does it show us about Jesus? How is it related with what God says, “You are my Son?” (22, 38)