Baptism

Around that time, Jesus came to John by the Jordan River, between Galilee & Judea (23).

Jesus wanted John to baptize Him, but John tried to make him change his mind. “I ought to be baptized by you!” John said.

When Jesus replied, “God wants me to be baptized by you,” John agreed.

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And when Jesus was baptized that day, heaven opened up!

The Spirit of God, in the form of a dove, came down upon Jesus.

And the voice of God from heaven was heard saying, “This is my beloved son, and I am very pleased with him!”

 

(23) Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22

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