Day 12 | Having Set the Example
November 10, 2015 - WEEK TWO
James Tissot, The Baptism of Jesus, Brooklyn Museum, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
CONSIDER AS YOU READ
- Have you considered the fact that Christ was baptized as much for you as for himself?
- Are there times you feel you are asked to serve those who are more worthy than you? Is John’s example helpful?
- How is Christ’s baptism like the baptism of an eight year old (also not guilty of sin)?
As we follow the example of Jesus, we, too, demonstrate that we will repent and be obedient in keeping the commandments of our Father in Heaven. We humble ourselves with a broken heart and a contrite spirit as we recognize our sins and seek forgiveness…. We covenant that we are willing to take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ and always remember Him….
Many members of the Church do not fully understand what happened when they went into the waters of baptism…. Do you understand and do your children understand that when they are baptized they are changed forever?…
When we are baptized, we take upon ourselves the sacred name of Jesus Christ. Taking upon us His name is one of the most significant experiences we have in life. Yet sometimes we pass through that experience without having a full understanding.
How many of our children—how many of us—really understand that when we were baptized we took upon us not only the name of Christ but also the law of obedience?
Each week in sacrament meeting we promise to remember the atoning sacrifice of our Savior as we renew our baptismal covenant. We promise to do as the Savior did—to be obedient to the Father and always keep His commandments (Robert D. Hales, “The Covenant of Baptism: To Be in the Kingdom and of the Kingdom,” Ensign, November 2000, 6–9).
FOR YOUNGER DISCIPLES
QUESTIONS FOR YOUNGER DISCIPLES
- Why was Jesus baptized?
- Wasn’t it great that he was baptized by his cousin, John?