Part 1 of “The Rivah” A Series on Rivers in the BibleWe are launching into a new series on Rivers in the Bible! Each Sunday through Labor Day weekend we will study either a literal geographical river found in scripture or the figurative use of rivers that teach spiritual truth. Today’s Gospel passage is situated along the banks of the Jordan River where Jesus willingly submitted to baptism by John the Baptist. We will look at three important truths as revealed in Jesus’ baptism and we will make one personal application for this week.Three truths revealed in our baptism into the family of God:1. Baptism says that we have made a DECISION.2. Baptism is the BEGINNING of something new.3. Baptism says that Christ is the CENTER of my life.Personal Application: My goal is to please God . . . PERIOD.“And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased’” (Matthew 3:17, NIV).