The Story of Jesus

Baptism

Jesus was thirty years old when he left Nazareth and went to the Jordan River where John preached and baptized the people. When John saw Jesus in the crowd he called out, "This is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. This is the one who is greater than I."

But Jesus had not come to be introduced to the 

people; he wanted to be baptized. John said, "Why have you come to be baptized? You are much greater than I." John felt unworthy to baptize the Son of God.

Jesus answered, "I must be baptized because it is God's plan. Baptize me now." And John took Jesus into the river and baptized him there.

When the two were coming out of the water, a strange thing happened. The heavens opened and the Spirit of God in the form of a dove came down upon Jesus. A voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased."


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