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Baptism of Jesus Christ

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In obedience to God’s will Jesus Christ was baptised in the River Jordan by John. The event was sealed by the descent of the Holy Spirit and the Father’s voice of approval.

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John tries to prevent Jesus Christ from being baptised

John was baptising repentant sinners but he knew that Jesus Christ was sinless.

The necessity of Jesus Christ’s baptism

Matthew 3:15 RSVCE
But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for us to fulfil all righteousness.” Then he consented.
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The events surrounding Jesus Christ’s baptism

The baptism itself

Mark 1:9 RSVCE
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

Jesus Christ prays while being baptised

Luke 3:21 RSVCE
Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened,

The Holy Spirit descends on Jesus Christ

The Holy Spirit came upon Jesus Christ to equip him for his ministry which was about to begin and to give him strength at a time of temptation.
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The voice of the Father is heard

These words, which are an allusion to Ps 2:7 and Isa 42:1, were repeated at the transfiguration.
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