Chapter 10

Jesus Is Baptized

“Chapter 10: Jesus Is Baptized,” New Testament Stories (2005), 26–29

John the Baptist in desert

John lived in the desert for many years. He wore clothes made of camel’s hair, and he ate honey and locusts. People came from the cities to hear him teach. He was known as John the Baptist.

John the Baptist teaching people

John the Baptist taught the people about Jesus Christ. He told them to repent of their sins and be baptized. John baptized those who repented of their sins.

John the Baptist teaching people

The people asked John the Baptist how to live better lives. He told them to share with the poor, tell the truth, and be fair to others. He said that Jesus Christ would soon come. Jesus would give them the gift of the Holy Ghost.

John the Baptist talking to Jesus

One day when John the Baptist was baptizing people in the Jordan River, Jesus Christ came to him. He asked John to baptize Him. John knew that Jesus had always obeyed God’s commandments and did not need to repent. John thought that Jesus did not need to be baptized.

John the Baptist baptizing Jesus

But God had commanded all people to be baptized, so Jesus told John to baptize Him. Jesus set an example for us by obeying God’s commandment to be baptized.

dove flying over John the Baptist and Jesus

When Jesus came up out of the water, the Holy Ghost came to Him. God spoke from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” John the Baptist also testified that Jesus was the Son of God.

Matthew 3:16–17; John 1:33–36; Jesus the Christ, 150