Jesus' Baptism

Matthew 3, Mark 1, Luke 3, John 1

May 13, 2020 • Brennan Westerman

FINDING THE STORY • Where in the Bible can we read about Jesus’ Baptism? [Matthew 3, Mark 1, Luke 3, John 1] • What type of book of the Bible tells us about Jesus' life on earth? [Gospels] • What are some ways to find passages in the Bible? • Why would it be important that all four gospels say that Jesus was baptized? READ ROMANS 6:1-5 • Explain how for those who trust in Jesus, it is like our old, sinful self was crucified with Jesus so that we could be given new life, like Jesus' resurrected life! • Have you read any books or seen any movies where a character dies or sacrifices something to save other people? How was that story like the gospel? How was it different? [Two examples we encountered recently were Harry Potter and Frozen 2, but there are countless examples!] KEY PASSAGE John 3:30 ACTIVITHY SHEET These are the sheets your kids normally bring home on Sundays. There are three levels: Preschool, Younger Elementary, and Older Elementary. COLORING SHEET Send us a picture of your child's work! ORIGAMI DOVE (ELEMENTARY) Print the origami dove instructions from the Elementary Printables. Use a square sheet of paper (you can make the first triangular fold as a guide to making the paper square). Remind your child that Holy Spirit resembled a dove as it rested on Jesus after his baptism. PAPER PLATE DOVE (PRESCHOOL) Print the paper plate dove template from the Preschool Printables. Next, cut a paper plate into 4 "triangles". Instruct children to glue or tape the wings onto the dove's body and decorate as they see fit! Remind them that God was pleased with Jesus' life, and he's pleased with us when we trust in Jesus. BIBLE BOOKMARKS Print the Bible Bookmarks page from the Preschool Printables. Have your child trace the bible book names and chapters (this could double as schoolwork!). Then cut them out and show your child how to find those passages in the bible.

Jesus Taught in Nazareth

Luke 4:16-30 • June 17, 2020 • Brennan Westerman

Jesus' Early Miracles

Mark 1:21-45 • June 10, 2020 • Brennan Westerman

READ MARK 1:35-39 • Why did Jesus go to be alone? • Why was everyone looking for Jesus? • How did Jesus react to being interrupted? • In your own words, what was Jesus' purpose in coming to earth?

Jesus Called Disciples

Luke 5:1-11 • June 3, 2020 • Brennan Westerman

READ LUKE 5:1-11 - Why did Jesus tell them where to find fish? Why perform a miracle here? - In v.8, what was Simon Peter's response? Why did he respond like this? - What did Jesus mean that they would be "catching people"? - What are things we learn about Jesus in this passage? - What are things we learn about following Jesus in this passage? BONUS QUESTION Matthew and Mark report this happening by the Sea of Galilee, but Luke says it's at the Sea of Gennesaret. Who's right?