These next lessons provide a good opportunity to share the salvation message with your children.
This story is often depicted with a dove above Jesus. Note that the Bible does not say there was actually a dove. The author uses a simile, a comparison using like or as, to describe the Spirit of God coming down upon him.
This is a short story and is best read directly from the scripture.
get your kids talking and engaged
Have you ever seen someone be baptized at your church? What is baptism?
Today, we are going to learn about when Jesus was baptized by a man named John. We call him John the Baptist.
teach a holistic story
Read story from a Children's storybook Bible for younger children.
For older children, read the story from an age-appropriate Children's storybook Bible or read directly from the Bible.
give them basic Bible skills
Scripture for Kids to Read Aloud: Matthew 3:1-17
make sure they understand the story
First, ask the children if they have any questions about the story. What to do if you don't know the answer?
help them apply the story to their lives and open up a conversation about faith and the gospel; close with prayer
hide God's Word in their heartJesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6