John the Baptizer

Children's Sunday School | At-home Resources

January 2: Read or watch the story Heaven breaks through | Jesus Storybook Bible | page 200
Talk about these questions:
  • What was the special job God had for John?
  • What was unusual about John when he grew up?
  • What was John's good news?
  • What do we learn about Jesus?

Download the handout and the coloring pages of John and Jesus

The Jordan River today, near where John was baptizing.

Let's Go Deeper! (for older kids)

Read in the Bible: Matthew 3; Luke 1, 3; John 1
Consider these questions:
  • Why did Jesus get baptized?
  • What came down on Jesus when he came up out of the water?
  • What did the voice say about Jesus?
Praying through this story
Thank you God that Jesus is the Lamp of God who takes away the sins of the world. Thank you that Heaven broke through into our world to bring about your rescue plan for the whole world.Thank you Jesus for your life and your baptism . Teach us how to follow you  in everything.  In Jesus' name, AMEN

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