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

Jesus was Baptized

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

Jesus was Baptized

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

Jesus was Baptized

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

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.”

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

Jesus was Baptized

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