Series: Who is Jesus
Theme: Jesus, the Son of God
Lesson Number: 4 of 4
Lesson Title: Jesus is Baptized
Memory Verse:Matthew 3:17; And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son whom I love; with Him I am well pleased.”
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Jesus had a cousin who was born just before Him. His name was John. He was also a child who was a miracle. You can read about his birth in Luke 1:5-24&57-80. John was a prophet and was to go before Jesus to prepare the way and the people for Him. John told people they needed to repent of their sin and he baptized them. Matthew 3; (read this chapter) When Jesus grew up and the time had come for Him to be revealed to the world as the Messiah, He was first baptized and God announced that He was “pleased” with His Son.
Jesus came to earth to do His Father’ God’s will and to please Him. God had a plan for Him. This plan included doing wonderful miracles, healing the sick, lame and blind. It also included teaching people about the ways of God. God’s ways are not like people’s ways. Then God’s plan included having Jesus die for our sins on a cross. God’s plan for Jesus was not an easy one, but because Jesus loved God and loved people, He obeyed and followed the plan. I am glad He did.
It is because Jesus obeyed God’s plan, that we can be the sons and daughters of God. We too have a heavenly Father. We have the same choice that Jesus had. Do we want to please God? Do we want to obey Him and follow His plan? Jeremiah 29:11; says “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” If we want to “please” God, we will look for God’s plan for us and follow it even if it is sometimes difficult!