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1, 29-34 Why Did Jesus Need To Be Baptized (Notes)

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“why did jesus need to be baptized?”

John 1:29-34


There’s a great deal of confusion in the church about baptism. Even more confusing is the baptism of Jesus. Was it to set an example for us? Did it fulfill some aspect of the Law? Why did Jesus feel the need to be baptized? 

 i. Jesus needed to be Identified for                vs. 29-31

A.      Jesus is __________________ to john the baptist

                Cf. Is. 53:7

b. Jesus was sent as _____________________ messiah

ii. jesus was identified for                                    vs. 32-34

a. Jesus was baptized with water by john

                Cf. Matt. 3:13-17; 2 Cor. 5:21

b. jesus baptizes with the ________________________ 

                Cf. John 1:12-13; Psalm 2:7


Remember, baptism is about identification. It saves no one, infant nor adult.      In John’s baptism…

In believer’s baptism…

Jesus’ baptism was for…



                      Cf. Matt. 28:19-20


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