April 20, 2014
John 20:1-18
1 Corinthians 15:19-26

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A baptism and a beginning

The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1




Object: a bowl and a pitcher of water

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Today we hear the story of the day Jesus was baptized. How many of you have been baptized? (show of hands) How many of you haven't? How many aren't sure? Baptism is a wonderful thing that Christians do. Churches all over the world baptize people when they have decided to follow Jesus. Not all churches baptize in the same way, but we all teach the same idea.

(Bring out the bowl and pour the water in it) Water is used to clean things, right? When we take baths we wash off all our dirt. Then we're clean again, almost as if we're brand new again. That's what baptism is. (hold up a scoop of water and let it drip through your fingers) When people are baptized, we ask God to wash them and make them clean. Instead of talking about the dirt that's on the outside, we ask God to clean the dirt that's on the inside of us. We ask...

This Children's Sermon, A baptism and a beginning, is based on Matthew 3:13-17 and relates to The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1. This Children's Sermon on Matthew 3:13-17 is just one of over 3,000 children's sermons at SermonSuite.com. SermonSuite also offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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