On Fire for All Things Christ

Matthew 3:13-17
Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?” But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

One of my favorite experiences in Israel was being baptized in the Jordan River as Jesus was baptized in the Jordan. This was not my first time being baptized, but what made this experience extra special was the opportunity to be baptized by someone I knew and admired, my amazing Bible Professor, Guy Jackson. Special thanks to Daniel White for capturing the great photos! May 16, 2011.

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Comments on: "Memorable Experiences in Israel: Baptism in the Jordan" (1)

  1. When my parents saw I was ready to be baptized as a pre-teen, I firmly said, “No. I want to be baptized for the first time in the Jordan River in Israel…where Jesus was baptized.” Of course, that seemed like a total impossibility, but my parents encouraged me to dream big and pray about it. 3 years later, the Lord miraculously provided a way for my family to visit Israel and sure enough, I was baptized in the Jordan River. It was a very special dream come true!

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