Jesus is Baptised

Jesus grew up in Nazareth and he spent a lot of time reading the Bible and learning about God, his Father in heaven. Jesus’ cousin, John, loved God very much and when he was an adult he spent all his time telling people about Jesus and baptising those who wanted to become Jesus’ friends. One day, Jesus came to see John to get baptised himself. Let’s see what happened:


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Time to Think and Pray


  • Why do people get baptised?

  • What happened when Jesus was baptised?

  • What did this show about who Jesus is?



John loved God so much and wanted more and more people to love him too! So he taught people about God and, when they decided to follow God and become a part of his family, John would baptise them in the Jordan River. Baptism is an important part of being a Christian. When you are baptised it means that you have decided to turn away from doing wrong things and follow Jesus instead!

One day, Jesus came down to the Jordan River to be baptised. But John didn’t think Jesus needed to be baptised because Jesus is the Son of God and has never done anything wrong! John thought that Jesus should be the one baptising him! But Jesus wanted to be baptised so that he could be an example to show everyone the right thing to do if we want to follow God. When Jesus went down into the water, something amazing happened. The heavens opened and God’s Holy Spirit came down like a dove on Jesus! Everyone heard God’s voice say “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy!”

Jesus was the One that the world had been waiting for! Jesus is the Son of God who had come to save us because he loves us! We’re going to hear more about who Jesus is in next week’s story.


Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you that you are the Son of God who came down from heaven to save us. Thank you that you love us so much. Please help us to follow you and love you more each day. Amen.


This Week's Song: God is Love





This Week's Crafts: Flapping Bird and Paper Plate Dove


Flapping Bird

You will need: Colouring pens or pencils, scissors, a glue stick, a lolly stick or straw (optional), a cereal box and a copy of the printable template adapted from Craft Ideas for Kids.

Print a copy of the template, colour the pieces and cut them out. Stick one of the bodies onto card (such as a cereal box) and cut it out again. If you want to hold your bird on a stick, glue a lolly stick or flattened straw to the back of the body which is stuck on cardboard. Glue the two bodies together with the lolly stick in the middle. Now your bird should be double-sided. Fold the dotted lines in the middle of the wings as indicated and glue onto the top of the bird. Now you can hold the stick (or the bird's tummy) and lift it up and down to make the wings flap! 


Paper Plate Dove

You will need: Paper plate, scissors, glue or sellotape, a straw, and black and orange marker pens.

Using your paper plate cut out the bird shape and the two wings. Watch this YouTube video to see how to do this. Use the glue or sellotape to stick the ends of the two wings to the back of the dove’s body. Draw the eyes in black and the beak and feet in orange marker pen. Sellotape a straw to the back of the bird, leaving enough straw below it for you to hold. Make your bird fly!

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