The Baptism of Jesus (Matt 3:13-17, Mk. 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22)
The Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22)
The baptism and temptation of Jesus marked the beginning of his earthly ministry.
Jesus heard about the preaching of baptism and repentance by John the Baptist. He was led by the Holy Spirit to go to the River Jordan to be baptized by John the Baptist.
Jesus was thirty years old then. On approaching the River Jordan, John the Baptist recognized him as the Messiah and Savior. So, John the Baptist refused to baptize Jesus because he had no sin to confess.
John the Baptist told Jesus that he, John, is to be baptized by Jesus and not otherwise, Jesus replied, let it be so now, for this is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. Eventually, John the Baptist accepted to baptize Jesus.
At Jesus’ baptism, the heavens opened and Jesus saw the spirit of God descending upon him like a dove, a voice spoke;
“This is my beloved Son, with thee, I am well pleased”.
Jesus was baptized in River Jordan in Galilee.