Christmas Time: Friday 6th January, 2023

Daily Word Of God

Mark 1:7-11

In the course of his preaching John said, ‘After me is coming someone who is more powerful than me, and I am not fit to kneel down and undo the strap of his sandals. I have baptised you with water, but he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit.’

It was at this time that Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised in the Jordan by John. And at once, as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit, like a dove, descending on him. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus, though sinless, humbly submitted to John’s baptism of repentance and laid down His life for our sins, to fulfill His Father’s Will.


  • God will likewise be pleased with us if we allow His saving grace to transform our lives and witness His gift of eternal life to all who believe in Him.


  • Do you wish to please God by doing His will? Invite the Holy Spirit within you to show you the way.