Opening Song: The Apostles' Creed
Big Idea: Baptism is how we become part of God's family!
Story: "Jesus' Baptism" - Spark Story Bible, pg. 242
Lesson Video - The Baptism of Jesus
Ask the kids if they know what Baptism is and what happens when someone is baptized.
Answer: Baptism is a gift and promise God gives us. Baptism is how we become a part of God's family. When we are baptized, God promises to be with us and not leave us!
Jesus was baptized to show everyone He was part of God's family - because He was God's own Son, which means Jesus was God.
Action for the Kids - Say: After you go out of church today with your parents, stop by the Baptismal (the water bowl in the back where we baptize people), dip your finger in the water, and make a cross on your forehead with the water. That way, you can be reminded that you were baptized. (Practice doing this with the kids without the water)
Song for Kids - God's Family
Activity Sheets or Play
After the song, hand out the activity sheets. Younger children are welcome to play with the Duplos (encourage them to play out a story that fits with the lesson).
End with the Lord's Prayer when the Usher comes to let you know the prayers have started
(If you need more time)
Go around the room and ask the children to share something they are thankful for this week.
Ask them if there is anything or anyone they would like to pray for this week.