1. The Church has traditionally understood Baptism as a naming Sacrament. It reminds us of our new baptismal identity.
  2. Christ has come to make all things new, and water and the Spirit are used for His new creation just as it was for the original.
  3. In chapter 41 the servant is identified as Israel, but chapter 42 is a different servant. In fact, Matthew 12:18-21 makes the ID clear—this Servant is Jesus!