Matthew 3:1-17

When Christ came to save us, He had to pay the penalty for our sins by His death on the cross. But that is not enough—He must also deal with the effects of sin within us. Salvation involves restoring the beauty that has been devastated by sin.

Jesus came to demonstrate the Law to us and to bear the condemnation of the Law for us. But there is a third dimension that is often forgotten: He came so that the Law should be fulfilled in us, and if God’s Law is going to be fulfilled in our lives, it’s going to mean change. Big change!