Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist


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1st year of ministry

The Gospel of John describes three annual passover feasts
during the course of Jesus’ ministry and this is one reason for the commonly
held belief that his ministry lasted for about three years. Luke tells us that
Jesus was about 30 years old when he began his ministry. This page explains a
few details of his first year of ministry, which begins with his forerunner,
John the Baptist.

Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist

(see Matthew 3:13-17) Read online
In the book of Malachi, there is a prophecy
about a forerunner who would prepare the way for the Lord: “See, I will send
my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are
seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire,
will come,” says the LORD Almighty.
– Malachi 3:1 (NIV
translation).

This prophecy was fulfilled about 400 years later by John
the Baptist, who prepared the way for the Lord Jesus Christ. When Jesus was
about to begin his ministry, John the Baptist proclaimed to others: “Look,
the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
– John 1:29 (NIV
translation).

Jesus was about 30 years old. He had left the district of
Galilee, which included the town of Nazareth, where he grew up, and had traveled
to the wilderness of the Jordan River to be baptized. There, John the Baptist
drew crowds as he preached and baptized.

As soon as Jesus was
baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he
saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice
from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well
pleased.”
– Matthew 3:16-17 (NIV translation).

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