Baptism of Jesus
Read: Matthew 3:13-17 or “Heaven Breaks Through” (Part 2 about the Baptism of Jesus) from The Jesus Storybook Bible
Special verses: And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son,with whom I am well pleased.” – Matthew 3:16-17
Discuss: Years had gone by since Jesus was born and he had grown into a man. The rumors of his birth had spread, but people weren’t sure who he really was. Some even thought John might be the Christ. So far we have heard the words of Prophets, Angels, Shepherds, and Wise Men, all proclaiming that Jesus is the one that God had promised to send. Who tells us this time? What do you think His voice sounded like?