Jan. 30. Lord's Ministry Begins/Jesus' Baptism

Mt.3:13-17; Mk. 1:9-11; Lk. 3:21, 22

Jesus came from Galilee to be baptized by John in the Jordan River. At first, John objected to baptizing Him, saying that he needed to be baptized by Jesus. Jesus explained that it was necessary in order to fulfill all righteousness or to do God’s complete will.

After Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and the Spirit of God descended like a dove and lit upon Him. God endorsed Him by a voice from heaven that said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”