John Baptized Jesus
    Footnotes

    “John Baptized Jesus,” Friend, February 2019

    Scripture Stories

    Jesus Was Baptized

    Jesus talking to John the Baptist
    John the Baptist baptizing Jesus
    a boy helping an older woman

    Illustrations by Apryl Stott

    Have you ever seen someone get baptized? When we get baptized, we’re following Jesus’s example.

    Jesus asked His cousin John to baptize Him. John had the priesthood authority to baptize people.

    John asked Jesus why He wanted to get baptized. Jesus said He wanted to obey Heavenly Father’s commandments.

    John baptized Jesus. The Holy Ghost came. John and Jesus heard Heavenly Father’s voice say, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

    One day I can choose to be baptized, like Jesus was. I can get ready for baptism by trying to be like Jesus every day.