John the Baptist Sunday School Lesson

The bible says as Christians we are crucified with Christ. We don’t really die on the cross like Jesus did, but when we are born again our old “man”, meaning our old human self that loved to sin, died.

We are told that Jesus forgave our sins, and the Holy Spirit moved inside of us and we became a “new creature”. We receive a new heart and we feel fresh and clean again.

It is now possible to hear God’s voice speaking to us. The old nature dies and we become new.    

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the “Holy Spirit”.

When Jesus visited Nazareth, John was very busy baptising people and he said to the people, “I am here to tell you that someone much greater than I will come soon and I am not worthy to carry his shoes.” At this very moment, Jesus arrived at the river Jordan to be baptised by John. Jesus and John have never met each other before this time, but John knew at once that this was God’s beloved Son.

John said to Jesus, “You should be baptising me, Lord. “But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so for now. For in this way we shall do all that God requires.” So John agreed.
Then, as Jesus came out of the water, the heavens was opened to Him, and He saw the spirit of God coming down upon Him like a dove.  Then a voice said from heaven above, “This is my own dear Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

We receive a new heart and we feel fresh and clean again. The bible says. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His loving kindness toward those who fear Him. He cast our sins away as far as the east is from the west, never to be remembered against us anymore.

Being baptised, and taken under the water, it is a symbol of our past lives being buried. At that very second we have just declared to the whole world that we belong to Jesus Christ, with the water baptism it is the way we let the world know we are the adopted children of God, we have made a choice to follow Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.

It’s a big commitment. We are saying out aloud, “Jesus, here I am, I’m in with you all the way. No matter what it cost me, I’m following you for the rest of my life completely.”

Holy Spirit, guide me, lead me and direct me all the days of my life, with you on my side, I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me.

Questions and Answers.

Q.  What did Jesus forgive us for?
A.  Sins.
Q.  When we became a “new creature”, what happens to us?
A.  We receive a new heart and we feel fresh and clean again.
Q.  Who baptised Jesus?
A.  John.
Q.  Where was Jesus baptised?
A.  In the river Jordan.
Q.  God’s spirit came down upon him like a ….?
A.  Dove.  
Q.  We have made a choice to follow who …?
A.   Jesus Christ.
Q.  Holy Spirit, guide me, lead me and ….?
A.  Direct me.

John the Baptist
The verse of the day.

Matthew 28:19

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,"

Acts 2:38

"And Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

Galatians 3:27

"For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ."

1 Corinthians 12:13
"For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--Jews or Greeks, slaves or free--and all were made to drink of one Spirit."

Romans 6:3
"Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."

Romans 6:4
Therefor we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Acts 18:8

"Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized"

Colossians 2:12

"having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead."

1 Corinthians 15:29

"Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?"

Acts 19:4-5

"And Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus." On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus."

Acts 10:47

"Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?"

John 4:1-2
To go out and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
This is a command of Jesus, As a Christian, baptism signifies a dying with Christ and being buried with him, then being resurrected to live a new life with him.


With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in. Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more. Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes. The wording and any images on this website are not to be sold or reproduced in any publications online or offline. I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day. Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.  How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture

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2) Select add text.

3) Type in verse or wording.

4) Select file and save as.

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The Moral of the John the Baptist Story

The most precious gift that God has given to you is salvation through Jesus Christ. He calls us out of darkness into his miraculous light. Jesus left His spirit behind as a helper.

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit by ignoring Him. The Holy Spirit will lead, support and equip you every day. Being baptised and set free of your old self gives you a new beginning. Let the Holy Spirit lead and guide you through your life. Invite Him every day to be with you. Enjoy your journey with Jesus Christ.

Colouring pages for to be baptised and follow Jesus Christ.

Right-click to download picture of John baptising Jesus Christ .
Right-click to download colouring picture of trees at the river Jordan .
Right-click to download colouring picture of turtle .
Right-click to download colouring picture of water lilies .

Craft ~ To be baptised and follow Jesus Christ.

Right-click to download frog in water lilies Picture .

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