This is a difficult passage but the key is more straightforward and heartwarming than you might think!
We must deny ourselves and look to Christ so that we may escape the subtle and powerful malady of self-seeking.
This passage shows us three things about the touch of Christ and our salvation. 1. Christ's Compassionate Touch 2. Christ's Powerful Touch 3. Christ's Hand Sending Us Out
Christ's baptism gives us an example of His humility and helps us as we seek to live for God.