The baptism of Jesus Christ

Christian Religious Studies SSS 3 First Term

Week 1

Topic: The baptism of Jesus Christ

Performance objectives

The student should be able to:

1. Explain the meaning and purpose of baptism.

2. Purpose and synoptic account of the baptism of Jesus


Meaning of baptism

Baptism is the practice of the Christian church; it is the dipping into the water completely (immersion) or more usually the pouring of water by the priest on the person who is receiving baptism.

This is a sign of washing away of sins and shows that the person has become a member of the church, which makes the transition into a new kingdom.

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