Presentation on theme: "Baptism 1. Jesus came to John the Baptist, In Judea long ago, And was baptized by immersion In the River Jordan’s flow. 2. “To fulfill the law,” said Jesus,"— Presentation transcript:
9John the Baptist taught the people about Jesus Christ. He told them to repent of their sins and be baptized.John baptized those who repented of their sins.
10The people asked John the Baptist how to live better lives. He told them to share with the poor, tell the truth, and be fair to others.
11He said that Jesus Christ would soon come. Jesus would give them the gift of the Holy Ghost.
12One day when John the Baptist was baptizing people in the Jordan River, Jesus Christ came to him. He asked John to baptize Him.
13John knew that Jesus had always obeyed God’s commandments and did not need to repent. John thought that Jesus did not need to be baptized.
14But God had commanded all people to be baptized, so Jesus told John to baptize Him. Jesus set an example for us by obeying God’s commandment to be baptized.
15When Jesus came up out of the water, the Holy Ghost came to Him. God spoke from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”John the Baptist also testified that Jesus was the Son of God.
17Who baptized Jesus?Let’s read Matthew 3:13Why did John the Baptist hesitate to baptize Jesus?Let’s read Matthew 3:14
18Why did Jesus want to be baptized? Let’s read Matthew 3:15 & 2 Nephi 31:7, 9Why do we need to be baptized?Let’s read John 3:5
19What does immersion mean? Why must we be put completely under the water when we are baptized?Let’s read 3 Nephi 11:26–28
20What happened right after Jesus was baptized? Let’s read Matthew 3:16–17How do we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost?Let’s read D&C 33:15
21How did you feel when you were baptized? How did you feel when you were confirmed and given the gift of the Holy Ghost?
22What did you promise when you were baptized? What does Heavenly Father promise us?Let’s read Mosiah 18:8–13 & D&C 20:37
23The promises between us and Heavenly Father are baptismal covenants. When we are baptized, we covenant to:Become members of Jesus’ church.Help others.Stand as witnesses of Heavenly Father at all times and in all places.Serve Heavenly Father and keep his commandments.
24If we keep our covenants, Heavenly Father covenants to: Forgive our sins.Give us many blessings.Give us daily guidance through the Holy Ghost.Give us eternal life. (See Gospel Principles, chapter 20.)
25When we go through the gateway of baptism, what are we entering? Let’s read 2 Nephi 31:17–18
26What must we do after baptism to gain eternal life and be able to live forever with Heavenly Father? Let’s read 2 Nephi 31:18–20
27This is the Fourth Article of Faith: We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.Let’s memorize it!
28Let’s use our scriptures to answer the following questions: Why are we baptized?D&C 49:13 & 2 Nephi 31:18How are we baptized?D&C 20:72–74By whom are we baptized?D&C 20:73When are we baptized?D&C 68:27Enr. Act #1
29For the remission of our sins To become members of the Church So we can receive the gift of the Holy GhostTo be obedientTo get on the strait and narrow pathThese are reasons why we must be baptized.How can we keep our baptismal covenants?Enr. Act #2
30We follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ when we are baptized. This is the story of my baptism…Enr. Act #3
31Let’s memorize 2 Nephi 31:20 - Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.Enr. Act #4
32I bear my testimony of the importance of baptism. Baptism is the gate to the strait and narrow path that leads to eternal life.
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