The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach our children that Jesus never sinned. He is the Lamb of God who is able to take away our sin.
Learn the Memory Verse together and say it throughout the week to help your family remember and apply what they have learned.
HAVE FUN ASKING YOUR FAMILY THESE QUESTIONS:
- What is your favorite candy?
- What is your favorite ice cream?
- What is a candy flavor that you think shouldn’t be a flavor?
- What is your favorite food?
- What is your favorite vegetable?
- What is your least favorite vegetable?
- What’s your favorite color?
- What’s the best chip flavor?
- What is the best Starburst flavor?
STEP 2. WORSHIP!
- Sing and have fun while worshiping then pray. Take a moment here to thank God for your family and your time together!!
Read Pages 200-207 in the Jesus Storybook Bible
STEP 4. DISCUSSION!
Use these questions and points to have a conversation with your children about the Bible story.
- Did the people get ready when John the Baptist told them to? Some did. When they heard about Jesus, they were sorry they had sinned. So as a sign that they wanted to follow God and begin a new life, I baptized them. That’s how I got my name, John the Baptist.
- Does Baptism wash away sin? No. Plunging people in the river or anywhere else can’t actually wash sin away.
- Why do you call Jesus The Lamb of God? Do you remember Passover? God’s people were rescued because the lambs died instead of them, so we are rescued from sin because Jesus dies instead of us. The lambs died in the sons’ place. Jesus dies in our place.
- Why did Jesus want to be Baptized? The reason John baptized people was because they were sorry they had sinned and they wanted to start to follow God. But Jesus never sinned, so his baptism was different. Jesus’ baptism was a way for him to say: “Let me take your place. I will be for you the Lamb who takes away your sin.” It was a sign that Jesus was starting on his plan to rescue his people from sin.SAY: “What is the difference between where Jesus could have been born and where Jesus actually was born. It is surprising. Even though Jesus is King, he wasn’t born like other kings. He wasn’t born in a palace or a castle; he was born in a stable. He didn’t have a nice bed; he had an animal’s feeding trough. It is also surprising that God would come as a baby. God, who made the universe with just a word, came to earth as a little baby. He’s here! In a stable, in Bethlehem, Jesus, the Rescuer, the King, was born.”
STEP 5. Pray!
- Pray aloud, thanking God that Jesus is “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world."