Saturday, December 22, 2007

What Happens After Baptism

Last Sunday we talked about baptism: what it is, why we do it, etc. So, Wednesday night we spent some time talking about what happens after someone is baptized. The kids knew that their sins would be forgiven, but there's a whole lot more that goes on. We talked about about what it means to have your sins forgiven. We talked about the angels rejoicing in Heaven. We talked about eternal life. We talked about how after baptism they could pray to God (God doesn't hear sinners) and how important it would be for them to partake of the Lord's supper on the first day of the week. This brought about a discussion of "not forsaking the assembly".

Tomorrow morning we're going to finish this discussion by talking about what they should do after they become Christians. Of course, some of this can be done now also.

I want to encourage them to study regularly like the Bereans (Acts 17:11).

I want to talk to them some more about prayer. We'll read Phil 4:4-6 and 1 Thess 5:16-18. They need to know that they shouuld thank God and praise God when they pray. We'll also read Luke 11:9 so they'll learn to ask God for whatever they need. Then we'll read James 1:5 and talk about praying to God for wisdom.

We'll talk about loving one another (1 John 4:7-8 and verse 20)

We'll also talk about obeying parents (Ephesians 6:1)

My lesson plan:

Time at Stations: Work on stations before class and for the first 5 or 10 minutes.

Roll Call of Faith -- Read entire passage together

Today's lesson: Discuss what happens after baptism (see above)

If there's any time left, we'll review The Whole Armor of God.

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