Bible Timeline


Prophecy of Rescuer


The Rescuer Comes:

1. Jesus' Birth
2. Jesus' Baptism
3. Jesus' Ministry
4. Jesus' Death
5. Jesus' Resurrection
6. Jesus Returns to Heaven


Holy Spirit Comes & Church Begins

Jesus then appeared, arriving at the Jordan River from Galilee. He wanted John to baptize him. John objected, "I'm the one who needs to be baptized, not you!"
But Jesus insisted. "Do it. God's work, putting things right all these centuries, is coming together right now in this baptism." So John did it.

—Matthew 3:13-15 MSG


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Matt. 3; Mark 1; Luke 3; John 1:29-34

Tempted—Matthew 4:1-11


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The Rescuer Comes—part 2

Jesus Is Baptized

Immersed In & Supercharged for Mission

When Jesus was about 30 years old, he walked from Galilee to the Jordan River where John the Baptist was baptizing people. When John saw Jesus coming he said,

“Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away
the sin of the world!"

—John 1:29 NKJV

John felt unworthy when Jesus indicated he wanted to be baptized, too. Perhaps he was saying 'yes' to his mission as he was buried under the water and victoriously rose up. Then an amazing thing happened. Heaven opened and the Spirit of God came down in the form of a dove upon Jesus and a voice from Heaven said,

“This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

—Matthew 3:17 NKJV

Jesus, who had laid aside his Godly nature when He put on his earth suit, was now supercharged with the power of God to perform His mission.

Tempted to Abort Mission

After His glorious baptism, God's Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness, where he fasted for 40 days. During that time the devil came and tempted Him, just as he had tempted Adam and Eve. But this time the devil did not win. Jesus overcame the temptations by speaking God's word. When the devil left, angels came and ministered to Jesus. The tempter tempted Jesus in every way, but Jesus never sinned. He remained pure and holy.

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