Godly Play I, II & III: Faces of Easter III
When John saw Jesus coming toward him, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!” John 1:29
Summary: We are three Sundays into Lent, the season in which we prepare for Easter. We are using a set of stories that walk through the life of Christ. Today’s lesson focuses on the baptism of Jesus by his cousin, John the Baptist. This is the first account we have of adult Jesus in Scripture.
I Wonder…: if anyone in our family has been baptized? if this story reminded you of any other stories? why God told everyone that he was pleased with Jesus? if John and Jesus knew each other already?
Additional Followup: This might be a good time to revisit the topic of baptism. Talk about your child’s baptism or your own. You can talk more about John the Baptist. Why did he wear what he wore and eat what he ate? Look up pictures of the Jordan River. You can also talk about the presence of Trinity seen in this account– God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. That is something to really wonder about!