Unit: Jesus Loves Us

Session Title: John the Baptist Told About Jesus

Life Point: The Holy Spirit was present at Jesus’ baptism and is present at people’s baptisms today.

Unit Verse: “This is how we know that we know him: if we keep his commands.” 1 John 2:3

Weekly Bible Verse: “The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.” John 14:26

Bible Passages: Matthew 3:13-17; Luke 3:1-22; John 1:19-37

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Craft: Coffee Filter Dove
Easy craft to make doves out of coffee filters. Instructions and template on the site below.
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Illustration: Coin Cleanse
This is a great easy illustration for baptism. I think this would work well for 2nd grade and older.
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Object Lesson: Baptism
A great object lesson to teach children about the importance of baptism. The site below will have a video that will walk you through all the steps of this object lesson. You of course do not have to follow her dialogue word for word but it’s a good suggestion of what to say.
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Craft: Follow in Jesus’s Footsteps
Easy craft to make and would make a great wall art for your classroom. Print off a footprint outline (you can search Google for one) and then have each kid decorate it and write one way they can do something Jesus did. Talk about how Jesus showed us examples of how to live a Godly life such as baptism.
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