We'd love for you to use this short devotional to review today's story with your kids.
Background: Today we learned about John the Baptist. John was a very interesting person. He dressed funny and ate bugs! John began his ministry in the desert. His main goal was to prepare the way for the Messiah. He preached a message of repentance. He wanted all to repent and prepare because the kingdom of heaven was at hand.
Opening/Ice Breaker: Have you ever been lost? How did that make you feel? What could have been done to prevent you from being lost? We can enter God’s Kingdom by turning from our sin and turning to Jesus.
Read Matthew 3:1-12
- How does it make you feel knowing that Jesus invites you into God’s Kingdom?
- How do we accept Jesus’ invitation? (Repent, confess our sins, and confess trust in Jesus alone to save)
- What kinds of things have you done to try to be good enough for God on your own?
- How can we enter into the Kingdom of God?