The Early Ministry Of Jesus
The Introduction And Temptations Of Jesus
05.02.00.A. THE BAPTISM OF JESUS BY JOHN THE BAPTIST. Artwork by William Hole of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art, 1876. The baptism of Jesus was the official inauguration of His ministry. The opening of heaven indicates that there was no barrier between Jesus and God the Father, and the Holy Spirit came upon Him with power. The event occurred about six miles south of Jericho; a short distance north of the Dead Sea.