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SPRING 2020: THE RESCUE BEGINS
March 29: Jesus was Baptized (Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:1-11; Luke 3:21-22; John 1:19-34)
INTRODUCE THE STORY
- Discussion Starter
Ask child to list things that parents ask them to do. Why do they choose to do those things and obey? How do they feel when they obey? How do they think you feel when they obey? Explain that Jesus always obeyed, He never ever, not even once disobeyed or chose His own way over Gods. Today's story tells of how Jesus obeyed God by being baptized.
- Uses for water (discussion & game)
Brain storm a list of uses for water. Try to be creative as you can. Make a family game out of it by writing them on pieces of paper and use them for a game of charades.
Today's Bible story is about a special use for water, baptism!
- Water play (game)
Fill a shallow tub with water and water friendly toys. Consider providing plastic toy figurines so they can continue to play out the story of Jesus baptism.
Explain that we use water in baptism to show the world that Jesus saves us and gives us new life. Baptism is a serious thing that Jesus told us we were to do as an outward sign of how God changes us inside.