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What is water baptism all about, and why do we do it at church? It seems a little weird to a kid.

Key Points:

  • Does baptism save us? Nope, getting baptized doesn’t save us from our sins. Jesus saves us from our sins the moment we put our trust in him. Baptism is what we do after we’ve trusted in Jesus because we want to tell the whole world that we belong to him.
  • Why should we get baptized? Jesus told us we should get baptized. And, when Jesus tells us to do something, we should do it! The other reason is because baptism is a symbol for something that happens in our lives when we meet Jesus. Romans 6:4
Talk About It
  1. Have you ever seen someone get baptized? What was it like?
  2. What does baptism symbolize?
  3. Who told us we should get baptized?
  4. Read Colossians 2:12. What does going into the water mean? What does it mean when we come out of the water?
  5. Kids: Have you asked Jesus into your heart? If so, when? If not, do you want to do it now?