Jesus Was Baptized

    “Jesus Was Baptized,” New Testament Stories for Young Readers, 2018

    “Jesus Was Baptized”

    New Testament Stories for Young Readers

    Jesus Was Baptized

    From Matthew 3:13–17; Mark 1:9–11; Luke 3:21–22; John 1:29–34

    John the Baptist teaching people

    John the Baptist was a great prophet. He taught people to repent and baptized them.

    John the Baptist baptizing people

    One day John was baptizing people in the Jordan River. Jesus came and asked John to baptize Him. John knew that Jesus didn’t have any sins. So why did Jesus want to be baptized?


    Jesus said He needed to obey all of the commandments. Being baptized is a commandment.

    John the Baptist baptizing Jesus

    After John baptized Jesus, a dove came to show that the Holy Ghost was there. Heavenly Father’s voice came from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17).

    father and daughter in baptism clothes

    We can obey the commandments and choose to be baptized, like Jesus. Then we can be confirmed and have the gift of the Holy Ghost too.

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    I Am Thankful for My Body

    children playing

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    Illustration by Apryl Stott