The King Goes Public
Jesus will take upon himself the role of a servant. He will stoop down and wash the feet of His disciples. He will say that the son of man came not to be served but to serve. In the end, He will be utterly humiliated as He is slandered, beaten, tortured and killed. His baptism is but the first symbol of His willingness to take the road of humility.
When Jesus began His public ministry, He was keenly aware that, not only would He preach to great crowds, but He would handpick a group of select men whom He would give the title “apostles”. He would train them and to them, He would entrust the task of taking His gospel to the entire world.lic.