Jesus’ Baptism Part 1

Good evening Year 6! Here’s your Tuesday 12th homework, due on Wednesday 13th!

Watch the following videos. They are about Jesus’ baptism.

As you watch, imagine what it must have been like to be an onlooker, seeing this sight that would be written down and remembered for millennia!

TASK: Each day this week, you are going to write a paragraph that describes and shows an understanding of what it must have been like to see such a sight. You will do this in role as Andrew, a fisherman, who witnessed Jesus’ baptism and became one of His disciples shortly after. Your paragraphs will form a letter recount to a friend that tells them about your incredible experience.

 

Today, you’re going to write the first paragraph in role as Andrew. Remember!  A paragraph is at least six sentences. Use the mini-writing frame and word bank below as a guide, and write your paragraph in a comment box. REMEMBER TO EDIT IT BEFORE YOU POST IT…why not get a family member to check it over?

 

 

If you have problems, simply handwrite it! And these pictures might inspire you even more…

29 Comments

  1. Dear friend,
    I write to you because I have seen an extraordinary thing that I have never seen, I am waiting for a saviour to come and save us from all our sins! I’m still working as a fisherman, I am waiting for a saviour to come because I want to be saved and be in a place where God will be. When I saw this extraordinary thing I was surprised because it was our saviour being baptised! It shown that He was really here because I also saw John the Baptist, who was born with Jesus by Elizabeth. I am feeling very surprised that I saw Jesus before He actually came!

  2. Dear Friend
    I witnessed this incredible experience of Jesus’ baptism. It was a sight that I will never forget that will go down in history. I was shocked to be there in front of Jesus himself. Until now I was just fishing in the water and Jesus just came out with John the Baptist for a baptism. I was waiting for my friend who was out in the town at the moment. Other people were in preparation for the coming of God’s promise, when John was healing and delivering Jesus from his sins.

  3. Dear friend,I write to inform you that today I observed something extraordinary that has changed my path. After experiencing this event it left me feeling amazed, this is because it was a big opportunity to see this in person.Up until now I have been a fisherman but after seeing this I’m going to change the way I act because this was a big experience. I was waiting for the Son of God to come and free us all from our sins because he will lead us to internal life .

  4. Dear friend,

    I am writing to you because I have witnessed the greatest thing someone could ever see. While I was walking towards the river Jorden, I heard a man preaching that we should get ready to be rescued from our sins and start a new life for the rescuer is coming and we should start running to God. All this time, I have been living a simple life while fishing with no one to guide me when I was I was in need. I felt that there was something missing and I wanted to have a fresh start. I heard people saying that a prophet known as ‘John the Baptist’ was the one who had preached the good news. This was the moment I have been I have been waiting for. I have been waiting for someone to look up to and guide me through this journey of life. I have been anticipating for someone to heal me and deliver me from sin because this was a chance to start a new life in the footsteps of God.

  5. Dear Friend,
    I write to you to tell you about a life changing experience. I am truly in awe about the events prior to this letter; that i will now inform you about.Yesterday, I witnessed a celebration that will be written and memorized that for millennia!In which the son of the most high was blessed by the prophet John.I had been occupying myself by making a living on fishing and furthering my knowledge of Judaism.My vocational commitment is being a fisherman;this commitment has been my main priority for the past 10 years.I was for the celebration of the messiah[God’s promise].This was executed in the river Jordan,and John the baptist had publicised the word of God, convincing others to be baptised.This caused a large congregation to gather for a blessing.

  6. Dear friend,
    I write to you to inform about a prior event that left me stood in awe. I was a spectator of a celebration like no other. In this celebration prophet known as John the Baptist freed a Messiah from sins. It was celebrated in the River Jordan with a congregation watching on. Since then I have been occupying myself with my daily commitment being a fisherman. I have been waiting in preparation for the coming of God’s promise.

  7. Dear friend,
    I write to you because right now I am feeling shocked, bewildered and contented. You must be thinking why I am writing to you, if so, I am doing this because I has seen John blessing/ baptising our saviour Jesus Christ! Till now I had been silently fishing while watching others getting baptised when suddenly this amazing miracle happened. We were all waiting for a saviour,a saviour so that He can save and wash away the sins we have created and to forgive us for when we need it.

  8. Dear friend, i write to you because i have witnessed a fantastic experience. I have seen a saviour, a king our guide be baptised! My heart was lifted up to the Lord, my eyes could not turn away from the action. I can not describe my feelings however, i did feel an urge to celebrate a show my praise to Jesus. My heart had changed, changed in a way it had never done before. My reason for this letter is that i feel like i need to share this news because for me to be a disciple i need to share the good news.Another reason for this is that i can let you know how blessed our saviour now truly is. Before witnessing this, i had been daydreaming of experiences that i thought would never happen, this was one. But now that it has happened, i believe that dreams come true if you really believe. This whole time i have been waiting for Jesus to become blessed. But i was waiting for my chance to celebrate something a king has done.This could be one of the best sights in my life!

  9. Dear friend,
    I write to you as i have witnessed the prophet (known as John the baptist) christen the lamb of God,the saviour,Jesus. Like everyday i was fishing in the lake and saw John baptising.A siluoette of a man slowly walking towards the lake. John anounced that he was the saviour i felt hounoured to see such an incredible man get baptised.The whole cround was speachless they di not know that John was tell the truth, the truth that a messiah was coming to save us all.He told Jesus he was not wearth to baptise thy but Jesus explained that God ,the father, sent him to be baptised.

  10. Dear Friend,
    I am writing to you to tell you that I am feeling surprised, joyful and connected to God. You may be wondering why, well I am going to explain what my trustworthy eyes have seen. When I was leading to success on my mission, I had just finished baptising a woman and out of nowhere, a recognisable man began walking towards him near the waters edge. My eyes lit up like I had just seen a talking ghost, I shouted with joyful tears, “This is the man! This is the rescuer I was talking about!” The whole community gasped and stared with joy and shock just like me!. I was waiting for this particular man called Jesus because he was our savour, he was going to save us all! Thank you for reading my letter.

    from Andrew the fisherman

  11. Dear friend,
    I write to inform about a previous event that left me shocked.I was a spectator of a celebration it was mesmerising thing to see In this John the Baptist freed people from sins it was a celebrated in the River Jordan. Since what happened I have been fishing keeping myself busy.I have been waiting in preparition for the promise God gave us

  12. It was a lot of work but I really liked it at the same time because we got to pretend we were Andrew witnessing this amazing, mesmerising, wonderful scene!

  13. Dear friend,
    I write to you about how jesus’baptism changed me and my life.As I saw Him getting baptised I felt God calling me to change my life path and priorities.I am writing this as the prophet known as ‘John the Baptist ‘told us about the saviour Jesus Christ along with how he is God’s son who will fulfill us. Before this,I was a fisherman working hard over night catching fish for people to buy. While I was watching the baptism of Jesus I was waiting for the preparation for a coming of God’s promise. I am waiting for God’s promise because he can heal us and deliver us from sin.

  14. Dear freind,
    I am writing to you to tell you about one of the most amazing experiences that I have witnessed today. I had been fishing and casting my nets into the river when I saw Jesus by the banks of the river. I called on Simon Peter my brother to follow me to watch, both men,woman young and old, stepping into the water . One by one they were baptised by the prophet ‘John the Baptist ‘ they were saying ‘ I am sorry for my sins, . I want to be made clean’ As John looked up in front of him he saw a man dressed in a white robe . It was his cousin Jesus of Nazareth.The true Messiah! The lamb of god who will take away the sins of the world. I saw Jesus ask John to baptise him, John put his hands over his shoulders and pushed him Into the muddy water. Suddenly, I heard thunder, I looked up and I saw the grey clouds parting the sky, I saw a blinding light shine down and then a white dove falling from the skies. It was a symbol of God the Holy Spirit saying ‘This is my beloved son,with whom I am well pleased’ Jesus rose from the water seeing, seeing the vision and hearing God’s voice iimmediately knew it was his time to begin his teachings about God to the people. I knew instantly that I had to leave my work and my family to become a disciple of Jesus following him and teaching to the people. I feel most honoured and blessed to have witnessed this wonderful happening and for Jesus to have chosen me to be one of his disciples.

    Your friend

    Andrew

  15. Dear friend,
    I am writing to you to tell you that I am waiting for the saviour (Jesus). I feel rejoiced that God will be next to their side and will guide them. I feel relieved that all of their sins will be washed away by God. I am writing to share the good news so others can celebrate as well and experience this miracle that John the Baptist had performed! I have been preparing for the coming of God’s promise. Everyone was waiting for his light, to heal us all and deliver us from sin. We do this because when we die, we will have eternal life with God. We are not with the devil, we are with God so we will have eternal life with him!

  16. Dear friend,
    I am feeling different, I feel that I have changed like when one has changed when they have been introduced to a new family. I am writing to you because I have been baptised with many people. They say that we have a master called God; he wants us to proclaim the good news and spread it among everyone. The prophet known as ‘John the Baptist’ announced me and many others that we are now God’s children. From up to now I had been fishing for years; and now I am part of a group of people who have a desire to live out their God’s name. There are people called prophets and they mention a man named Jesus who will bring us everlasting life and peace. I have changed my path my priorities in my life; I prioritise preaching my God’s word, I will trust him whatever I am. Finally we have been told that he will heal us when we are sick and will take us away from any signs of sins however in return we must obey him.

  17. Dear friend,
    I am feeling different, I feel that I have changed like when one has changed when they have been introduced to a new family. I am writing to you because I have been baptised with many people. They say that we have a master called God; he wants us to proclaim the good news and spread it among everyone. The prophet known as ‘John the Baptist’ announced me and many others that we are now God’s children. From up to now I had been fishing for years; and now I am part of a group of people who have a desire to live out their God’s name. There are people called prophets and they mention a man named Jesus who will bring us everlasting life and peace. I have changed my path my priorities in my life; I prioritise preaching my God’s word, I will trust him whatever I am. Finally we have been told that he will heal us when we are sick and will take us away from any signs of sins however in return we must obey him.

  18. Dear friend,
    I am writing to share my experience that I had a few days ago.
    I was listening to John the Baptist preaching God’s promise, “God will send his son to forgive our sins.” He and his words about God and Jesus inspired me. I listened to his words even when I was doing my job as a fisherman. I would always think about what John said and how it can effect my life.

  19. Dear friend,
    I want to inform you about a recent event that has astonished me. I was a spectator of a baptism much different than any other. In the celebration, the prophet known as John the Baptist freed the shepherd from his sins. He was baptised in the river Jordan with the congregation watched. After that special event occured I started to become more committed in being a fisherman, catching more fish than usual, starting to go to new places to fish and giving more effort into my job. I will prepare for God’s promise to be fulfilled and praise him when I am waiting.

  20. Dear friend,
    I write to you after witnessing God’s power and Seeing the savior being baptized.I feel inspired become a member of God’s family and privileged to see such a mesmerizing sight;I write to you to tell you how witnessing this has changed my path, my priorities and my life. Before this encounter I had been working as a fisherman waiting for the foretold savior who would save us I waited in hope for him because He was said to heal us all and save us all from sin.The prophet known as ‘John the Baptist ‘ baptized Jesus although he thought he was unworthy to baptize Him as Jesus was already holy and was the son of God: John thought that Jesus should be the one baptizing him .Unexpectedly Jesus wanted to be baptized in the same way that everyone else was baptized in the dirty water of the Jordan river . Jesus had finally came after all the preparation for the coming of God’s promise and was standing in front of us being baptized in the same water that we were baptized in.

  21. Dear friend,

    I write to you as I have witnessed a fantastic experience in my life, I saw the saviour, the messiah, Jesus Christ and it was wonderful!I don’t know how to tell you how it felt but I can say that it was mesmerising, you could say that I couldn’t take my eyes away from the scene it was the best thing that ever happened in my life, it changed my path, my priorities, my life I gave everything to Jesus. You must be wondering why I am writing to you well I am writing to you because I want to spread this news out, also because I am a disciple and as a disciple I have to spread the good news of the saviour. All these years I have been preaching the good news of God and I have been waiting for God or something just to send a sign or something to give me a clue that he is still with me and, yes sometimes he calls me and tells me to do this or that but I don’t care I will do whatever he wants me to do because I want to be and live exactly how my brother did (Jesus) and all my other family members. If you have read this I have one thing to say which is ‘Never disobey God!’

    From Andrew

  22. Dear friend,
    I write to you because I have seen an extraordinary thing that I have never seen before, I am waiting for a saviour and soon he will be coming to save us all. I am still working as a fisherman, and I am also waiting to be saved by our saviour Jesus. I will always want to be in a place where god will be there beside us. It told me that he was really coming and I also saw John the Baptist who was born with Jesus.

  23. Dear friend,
    When I saw the great Jesus be baptised I thought to myself if this was really him, I felt amazed because Jesus the one who was going to heal us all and deliver us from sin has come down to this river and has asked John to baptise him, I also felt curious because I was wondering why Jesus wanted to be baptised by an ordinary man and put his faith and trust into him. I am writing this because I want to show others the good news and show them that anyone is worthy of doing anything amazing and thing that may seem impossible to do as a stranger. Up until now I have been learning and doing good deeds that God would want me to do and I am learning how to be faithful in others. I have been waiting for the lord because he will help me in life and the sins of mine will be washed away.

  24. I would feel holy and blest. I would feel like I am a new person, though unworthy to meet God. I felt inspired by John, The Baptist. When I heard God, I felt like something special had happened to me and I would respect God because I have now seen him. I know that Jesus is telling us real things that will happen and must happen.

  25. The setting was like a calm and peaceful river. I could smell the , soil and feel the fresh air. There were many other people waiting to be baptized by John the Baptist at the Jordan River. I could see the ripples and hear the sound of the calm waves. I could hear the birds chirping amidst natures beauty I heard Gods voice from heaven. The entire atmosphere was quiet and peaceful.

  26. After Jesus was baptized the clouds separated, a bright light shone down from heaven and a white dove flew down on Jesus. God voice was heard from the clouds as they opened and the people who gathered near the Jordan river heard Gods voice for the first time. The people at Jordan River were looking as if they were frightened but they stayed and listened to God speak. They realized that Jesus was the son of God. God revealed and said ‘’ This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased’’. John and Jesus were very happy and then Jesus left after being baptized on his journey to fulfill what was planned by God..

  27. Pt. 2
    As I stared in the distance, all the flowers and spices of the world had been blended together and made a a lovely combination of smells. The vibrant birds were chirping and it was full of soft, murmuring sounds. I could see that everyone was in awe and their eyes were full of faith at this holy miracle and celebration! In the distance, the calm flow of the stream danced down the slope. It was a warm, spiritual atmosphere when I saw John the Baptist dip another faithful local into the holy water.
    Pt. 3
    Without warning, time stopped and something or someone was in the holy water approaching John the Baptist we were all suspended in animation by a higher force! We could see the light, that was our guide to the right path. It was Jesus! He was approaching John silently and calmly as the water was swaying slowly. Casually, a beautiful swan swam past Jesus in the water observing what was happening! John put his hand in the air and after placed his hand on Jesus’s chest. He then dipped Jesus in the water!

  28. The setting( as we all know), was filled with the sound of lapping water and a symphony of joyous birdsongs. I could smell warm perfume of honeysuckle which clung to the surrounding of the olive trees. Many people I knew were there as we had heard about the good news of John! I could bubbles and trickles of the stream as it danced elegantly down the slopes. The overall atmosphere was usually chatty as lots of people were exited to get blessed.

    What happened next was a total coincidence. A huge curtain of shimmering silver exploded all and above the skies! A voice boomed and said “this is my son and you all must listen to him”. I could not however see this this person as it was a voice from above. Suddenly, a dove as beautiful as anything you have ever saw gently landed itself on top of Jesus Christs shoulder! The voice as I said earlier spoke with a proud, resilient, powerful voice and I (we/everyone) knew at once that we were right. this WAS our saviour!

  29. I felt blessed and loved to see Jesus and hear his voice.I didn’t believe that after I had witnessed him I would become one of his disciples. I said to myself ‘This day couldn’t get any better!’ I felt good to be teaching Gods followers more about him I wanted to be a role model so people could be a role model with me. I told other people that the Lord is waiting for them to be a disciple of him. When John had said to Jesus “I am the one that needs you to baptise me!” I was confused but after Jesus had been baptised by John, a beautiful white dove came but suddenly the cloud went grey and parted. A blinding light shined and that was when we knew it was God, he said “ You are my beloved son with whom I am well pleased” I got the calling by God and knew that it was time to be Jesus’ disciple.

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