John Baptized Jesus
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“John Baptized Jesus,” New Testament Stories for Young Readers, 2019

“John Baptized Jesus”

New Testament Stories for Young Readers

John Baptized Jesus

Matthew 3:13–17

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Jesus was Baptized

Have you ever seen someone get baptized? When we get baptized, we’re following Jesus’s example.

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Jesus was Baptized

Jesus asked His cousin John to baptize Him. John had the priesthood authority to baptize people.

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Jesus was Baptized

John asked Jesus why He wanted to get baptized. Jesus said He wanted to obey Heavenly Father’s commandments.

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Jesus was Baptized

John baptized Jesus. The Holy Ghost came. John and Jesus heard Heavenly Father’s voice say, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

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Jesus was Baptized

One day I can choose to be baptized, like Jesus was. I can get ready for baptism by trying to be like Jesus every day.

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Jesus Chose to Be Baptized

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Jesus was Baptized

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