Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family

Family Bible time for the week of August 9-August 15

Welcome to Chapel's Faith & Family!

This interactive Bible time is a great way for your family to gather around God's Word and read, listen, watch, sing, and do activities together that help you learn more about God's great love for you in Jesus.

Jesus' Baptism and Temptation

What's the biggest temptation you've ever faced?

Adam and Eve gave in to Satan's temptation and ate from the tree that God had told them not to eat from. Their sin brought sin into God's perfect world. It also brought pain, sadness, death, and separation from God. But God had a plan to bring us back to Him, and to give us forgiveness and new life. His plan was to send Jesus to be our Savior.

Thousands of years later, Jesus was born into our world as a baby, and grew to be a man. John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin, started telling people that the Savior God had promised was finally here! John told the people to repent of their sins and be baptized. People thought John might be the Messiah, the one God had promised, but John pointed to Jesus as the One who would save all people from their sins. It was part of God’s plan for Jesus to be baptized by John. It was also God’s plan for Jesus to be tempted and to do what we sinful people cannot do—live a sinless, perfect life.

Opening Prayer

Heavenly Father, through Baptism, You have made us Your own. Help us live as Your children and resist the devil’s temptations. Amen.

Bible Truth

God’s beloved Son was baptized and tempted for us.

Bible Lesson: Jesus Is Baptized and Tempted

  • Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
  • Read this account using an online Bible ( OR Luke 3:15–22; 4:1–13
  • Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Jesus Is Baptized and Tempted

Talk about it

  • Why didn't John think he should baptize Jesus?
  • Why was Jesus baptized?
  • What happened at Jesus' baptism?
  • What happened when the devil tempted Jesus? What happens when the devil tempts us?

John didn't think Jesus should be baptized because Jesus didn't have any sins to be washed away.

Jesus was baptized because that was part of God's plan. Jesus showed us how He wants us to live. Our Baptism connects us to Jesus, and our sins are forgiven because of Him.

When Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit came down on Him in the form of a dove, and God the Father spoke, saying, "You are my beloved Son. I am pleased with You."

Jesus did not give in to the devil's temptations. Jesus never sinned. Jesus helps us resist temptation, but sometimes we still give in and sin. Jesus kept God's Law perfectly for us, and died to pay for our sins.

Bible Verse

[God says,] “I have called you by name, you are Mine.” Isaiah 43:1

Isaiah 43:1

Worship Song

Love come down

Musical Meditation

Keith & Kristyn Getty - Living Waters (Live)

Things To Do Together

Download a page of activities and crafts that help connect Bible learning to life.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Closing Prayer

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for making us Your children through the waters of Holy Baptism. Thank You for helping us when the devil tempts us. Thank You for Your forgiveness when we fail. In Jesus’ holy name we pray. Amen.

Bible Lesson: Concordia Publishing House

A portion of these Bible lesson materials are from the Enduring Faith Bible Curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission.

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