Faces of Easter 3 – The Baptism by John

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he qi Baptism 2011Third Sunday in Lent – Faces of Easter 3

Notes:

1. We are half way in the journey to the resurrection.

2.    Print the image of the baptism by John that you choose. And place face down and away from the child.

3. You are teaching care for things by how carefully you set up and put away the material.  Don’t rush this.

  4.    Remember your child is a child and is naturally interested in Jesus’ life.

When the boys were little we showed them this picture.  One of them, who shall remain nameless, informed us that the artist didn't know what he was doing because people didn't have hair down there.
When the boys were little we showed them this picture. One of them, who shall remain nameless, informed us that the artist didn’t know what he was doing because people didn’t have hair down there.

Lesson:

Lay a rug down. Pat the rug. 

Please go bring the Mystery of Easter bag.

Do you think you can put the Mystery of Easter together?

Resist the urge to help.  When the puzzle is complete. Turn it so the cross is facing the child.

Touch the top puzzle piece.

The first Sunday in Easter we talked about what?

Touch your second week’s puzzle piece.

The second Sunday in Easter we talked about what?

Today we are in the third Sunday in Easter and this is a beginning story again. But it is not about Jesus being a baby.

It is worth looking up the symbolism in Orthodox Icons.
It is worth looking up the symbolism in Orthodox Icons.

Hold up the picture of the Baptism and touch a third puzzle piece.

This is the story of the Baptism of Jesus, and it reminds us how much God the Father loves his Son.

One day, Jesus went down to the Jordan river.  In some places the Jordan was as big as some of our rivers.  In other places it was shallow and rocky. His cousin, John, was baptizing people in the river.

Jesus wanted to talk to his cousin John, he asked him to baptize him in the river.

So together John the Baptist and Jesus went down into the river and Jesus was baptized in the water of the Jordan River.

Japanese Icon - Baptism of JesusWhen Jesus came up out of the water he saw the Holy Spirit who had come to him like a dove from the sky and a voice came from heaven and said, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved: with you I am well pleased.’

 

 

I wonder why Jesus wanted to be Baptized by John?

I wonder what John thought when Jesus asked to be Baptized?

I wonder what Jesus and John thought when they heard the voice?

Jyoit 2011 BaptismI wonder if Jesus felt really special when he heard the words of the voice from heaven?

I wonder if you know where you were Baptized?

I wonder where you would be in this story?

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