We’re going to learn about the day Jesus got baptized. Remember, last week we talked about Jesus’ cousin, John, who would baptize people in the river. He baptized so many that his nickname was John the Baptist! One day, Jesus came to John and asked John to baptize him. John’s initial reaction was, “No way! You’re Jesus. You should be baptizing me!” But, Jesus insisted that John baptize him. You know why? Because Jesus wanted to model what he wanted his followers to do. Baptism is a really important symbol that shows what Jesus came to do for us. Going into the water means we’re dying to our sin and coming out of the water means we get to live a new life with Jesus. So, when we get baptized, we’re announcing to the world that we belong to Jesus. And, that makes God really happy to see people say that they belong to him. So kids, if you’ve trusted in Jesus, talk to your parents about getting baptized. It will make God smile!
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.