Sunday School at Home for January 8, 2023

Baptism of Jesus

Theme: Jesus is baptized.
Scripture: Matthew 3:13-17
Complete Supply List:
● A photo album that’s printed or from your phone
● Bible
“The Baptism of Jesus” video lesson
● Something to play the video
● Graham crackers
● White frosting
● Blue food coloring
● Teddy Graham cookies
● Plastic knives
● Paper plates
● Napkins

The Children’s Sermon:
You’ll Need:
● A photo album that’s printed or from your phone
● Bible
Do This:
SAY: I’m sure you recognize what I have in my hand. It’s a photo album. Most
parents have several photo albums that are full of pictures taken of their children
as they were growing up. We have always been very pleased with our children.
Show a few pictures as you talk.
We took pictures of our children in school, at church, playing, at Christmas time, on
their birthdays, and many other occasions. We were pleased with them as they
grew up and we are pleased with them today.
ASK: Do you think God was pleased with His son, Jesus?
SAY: I know He was, because the Bible tells us that He was. When Jesus was
baptized, the Bible tells us that there was a voice from heaven that said, "This is my
Son and I love Him. I am very pleased with Him."
ASK: Why do you think God was pleased with His son?
(Open your Bible to Matthew 3:17.) Let’s read that verse again to see what God said
first: "This is my Son and I love him. I am very pleased with him."
What did God say first? (Allow time for kids to answer.)
SAY: That’s right! God said, “This is my Son!” God said, “This is my Son and I love
him.”
ASK: What’s the second thing God said? (Allow time for kids to answer.)
SAY: That’s right! God said, “I love him.” God loves His son!
(Show kids the photo album again.) These pictures show a lot of things that our
children did. But more than anything, these pictures show that these are OUR kids.
They belong to us. And we love them!
When we trust in Jesus as our Savior, we become the children of God. Our baptism
is like an official adoption ceremony. God loves us from the very beginning when
we become His children because that is what He wants us to be.
God says to us, “You are my son. You are my daughter. And I love you!” God loves
you! That’s pretty awesome, isn’t it?
I wonder if God has a photo album in heaven with your pictures in it. I know He has a
book with all His children’s names in it.
God is pleased with you when you become His child. It’s wonderful to hear God say,
“You are my child. I love you. And I am pleased with you.”
PRAY: Dear God, thank You that You adopt us as Your children. Thank You for loving
us so much. In Jesus’ name, amen.


“The Baptism of Jesus” Video
You’ll Need:
● “The Baptism of Jesus” video lesson
● Something to play the video


Do This: Tell children that this is a video that will help them understand what
happened when Jesus got baptized. Show them the video.
ASK:
● What did you learn about Jesus’ baptism from this video?
● What questions do you have about baptism?


Baptism Snack
You’ll Need:
● Graham crackers
● White frosting
● Blue food coloring
● Teddy Graham cookies
● Plastic knives
● Paper plates
● Napkins
Get Ready: Use the blue food coloring to make the frosting blue.
Do This:
To make this Baptism Snack, help children follow these steps:
● Spread the blue frosting on the graham cracker to represent water.
● Place two Teddy Grahams in the water to represent Jesus and John the Baptist.
● Enjoy.
As children eat, talk with them about what baptism means to you.

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