Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sunday School and Me Again!

If you missed Sunday school last week, you can catch up here today! Here are the discussion questions I wrote to be used in class.

Jesus is baptized

Key verses:
Matthew 3:13-17
Mark 1:9-11
Luke 3:21-22

Warming up our memory banks…

1. How old was Jesus when he was baptized?
2. Who baptized Jesus?
3. In what river was Jesus baptized?
4. When Jesus came out of the water, what kind of bird came out of Heaven?
5. What did the voice from Heaven say?

The wheels are really starting to turn now!
1. Why did John NOT want to baptize Jesus?
2. Is baptismal water holy?
3. What three signs at Jesus’ baptism showed the presence of God?
4. Why would someone choose to be baptized but not really choose to repent?
5. Other people were baptized by John on the same day Jesus was baptized. How do you think they might have reacted to his baptism?

How does this apply to my own life?

1. If baptism represents our internal decision to turn away from sin, and Jesus was sinless, why did he get baptized?
2. After the baptism, God’s declaration that Jesus was his son is thrilling, but how does it also hint at sorrow?
3. There is an old expression for Christianity called walking wet. What do you suppose that means? Could it mean something deeper than the actual act of baptism?
Coming next week to a Sunday school near me: the temptation of Jesus


Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Hi and good morning! i saw you in roll-call this morning on SITS! :) Thanks for letting me pop on by! Have a great day and God Bless! :)

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

OMGOSH!!! I L O V E these posts!
THANK YOU!!!!! so vey much...uplifting and comforting!

Grandma J said...

Powerful post! I love it. I found a website that breaks the bible into 365 increments. Now I'm reading the bible from start to finish in '10....again!

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Busy Bee Suz said...

I am confused by the comment above me...
and my brain hurts from taking all this in. Great job were the right woman for the task!!!

The Cotton Wife said...

My goodness you put a lot into your class!

I miss Sunday School...

Anti-Supermom said...

I agree, you do put a lot into a class. Fabulous job!

That corgi :) said...

I'm trying to figure out why this would hint at sorrow??

After the baptism, God’s declaration that Jesus was his son is thrilling, but how does it also hint at sorrow?

I read the accounts and God was well pleased with his Son. The plan was always for Jesus to come to give his life for atonement of our sins, so I'm confused about how it would hint at sorrow??

good lesson though


Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

You would like my Sunday School teacher. She is smart like you. That is going to be a good class.