The Lord




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Bible speak!


"This is My Beloved Son: Hear Him!"



The Baptism of Jesus

Matthew 3

Jesus travelled from Nazareth in Galilee, to the Jordon where John the Baptist was. This time in the life of Jesus marks the formal beginning of His public life of ministry. At the age of 30, Jesus went to John for baptism:

13Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14But John tried to deter him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?"
15 Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented.
16 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. 17And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."

All four Gospel writers record the baptism of Jesus  (Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-23; John 1:32.)

As He came up out of the water after being  baptised,  all four gospel writers record the Spirit descending upon Him in the form of a dove.

Matthew 3

  • Jesus began his ministry by getting baptized.

  • He knew that baptism was something required by God.

  • God was pleased by Jesusí obedience in getting baptized

  • Jesus never asks us to do anything he hasnít already done himself.


  In this account we can see the continuity of the Bible, and echoes from the Old Testament which pointed forward to Christ.
  • It was the age (30), when a Levite was allowed to begin service in the Temple. (Numbers 4:3)
  • It was the age when Joseph (a type of Christ) began his great work in Egypt. (Gen. 41:46)
  • It was the age when David (the ancestor and type of Christ) began to reign in Israel. (2 Sam. 5:4)