PRAYER OF THE WEEK:
Dear God, we thank you for the gift of baptism, and for the promises of forgiveness, love, and hope. Help us to walk wet as we follow in your footsteps. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
COLORING PAGE OF THE WEEK:
You can download the coloring page here: http://misdibujoscristianos.blogspot.com/2012/01/bautizo-de-jesus.html
BIBLE STORY OF THE WEEK: Matthew 3:13-17 NRSV
Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. 16 And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”
QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK:
Do you know the story of the day that you were baptized? If so, tell it. If not, talk to someone who would know, and learn it for yourself. What do you think it would have been like to hear God’s voice? What would it have been like to see the heavens ripped apart? What would it have been like to see the Spirit like a dove from heaven?