August 2: God is Faithful (John the Baptist)

Today’s lesson is based on Isaiah 40:3, Matthew 3

Let’s Start!

Let’s Watch!

Let’s Talk!

  • Grab your Bible and look up Isaiah 40:3. Who do you think this verse is talking about? John the Baptist. Isaiah wrote that almost 700 years before John was born!!
  • God had a plan and waited until just the right time to do it. He was ready to bring the Savior, and John was the one to be able to let everyone know that Jesus was coming!
  • What was the main part of John’s message? Get ready and prepare because the Savior is coming!
  • Something else that John said was “repent, because the Kingdom of God is near.” What does it mean to repent? To turn away from doing wrong and turn to Jesus. It doesn’t just mean that you’re sorry, it means that you’re going to really turn away from those things.
  • Why was John called “the Baptist”? He baptized people.
  • What is baptism? It’s being dunked in water to show that you are leaving your old self behind to follow Jesus. It represents Jesus’ death when you go under, his burial (when you’re under) and his resurrection (when you come up out of the water). It’s saying to everyone that you belong to Jesus now for your whole life. When we get baptized, we’re saying to Jesus that He’s the boss of our lives forever and to other people that we are part of God’s family now.
  • God is faithful! He made the way, through Jesus, for us to be in happy relationship with Him. For all time, that is what He has wanted. He wants us to be part of His family and He did whatever it would take to save us.

From the EGC Kids Team: For more information about baptism, click here!

Let’s Memorize!

“But God is faithful and fair. If we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins. He will forgive every wrong thing we have done. He will make us pure.”

1 John 1:9
  • On your driveway or sidewalk, make a big hopscotch and write the verse in it. (You might have to make it extra long).
  • Hop along the hopscotch while you read the verse.
  • You could even replace some of the words with pictures, if it helps you to remember.

EGC Kids Tip: If you have children in your family who are not able to read, help them to learn it by chanting it as they hop the hopscotch to the rhythm of the words!

Let’s Pray!

No matter what you’ve done in the past or will ever do in the future, God is faithful and will never leave you.

  • Look up 1 John 1:9 in your Bible. Read it out loud.
  • Let’s spend a few minutes talking to God.
    • Ask Him to show you anything in your life that you need to repent of.
      • If you ask Him to forgive you, He will.
      • He will never stop loving you.
    • Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you and replace those sinful areas of your life with His light, love, and goodness.

Let’s Bless!

Listen to this song together before bed one night this week and then bless each other with the blessing below:

“I bless you to know God’s faithfulness in your life. He who began a good work in you will be faithful to keep doing it until He comes back.”

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