Read Matthew 3:6 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: What activities or games can make us really dirty?
Parent Note: No matter what activities students name, after doing any of them, we'd probably need to do some laundry and take a shower. It's easy to wash off any trace of these activities, but sin also leaves us dirty. Baptism, when combined with faith in Jesus, is a symbolic way of washing ourselves clean of our sins.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, thank You for Jesus.
I know that he took on the dirtiness of my sin so that I can be close to You.
Please help me to come to turn away from sin and live like Jesus.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.