Some of my recent favorites?
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
- The Dark Knight Rises
- The Amazing Spiderman
- Men In Black 3
- The Hunger Games
- And I must admit, any film with Jason Statham in it is one I’m likely to see.
This week’s Bible reading recounts an event in Jesus’ life that has all the makings of a great action film scene: Jesus’ baptism. It was an event. It was the event that inaugurated his ministry as an adult. It’s recorded in all four gospels – and you can’t say that about too many other events relating to Jesus.
That said, the description of Jesus baptism in this week’s Bible reading from Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 is a little heavier on the “story development” side. And the “missing” verses in the reading (verses 18-20) go deeper into the back story of John – showing you that he was a rabble rouser.
Take a look at the descriptions of Jesus’ baptism from the other Gospels. (Matthew 3:16b-17, Mark 1:10b-11, and John 1:32)
What description do you think gives the best flavor? And which one has the best action? And why is any of that important?