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What is baptism all about, and how do you know if you're ready for it? Let's answer that question for kids and parents.
In today’s lesson, we’re going to talk about baptism. Maybe you’ve heard that word before or seen it happen in church but you’re not quite sure what it means. Well, today we’ll talk about it so you can understand what it is, why we do it, what it represents, and then you can decide if you’re ready to be baptized! When a person is baptized, they are dunked in water by a pastor or someone who helped them meet Jesus. They don’t do this because they like getting wet with their clothes on, they do it to be obedient to Jesus. Jesus tells us that when we put our trust in him, we should get baptized. When we trust in Jesus, we’re saying “sorry” for our sins, we’re inviting Jesus to live in our hearts, and then living our lives to honor him. Baptism is the symbol for this heart change. When we’re dunked in the water, we’re saying “See ya!” to our sins and when we come out of the water we’re saying we’re going to live a new life in Jesus. It’s our way of announcing to our friends and family that we belong to Jesus! That’s what baptism is all about. If you’re ready to be baptized, talk to your parents about it today.