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Teaching Families about Heaven & Baptism

Sometimes, it can be challenging to know exactly how to talk about salvation and baptism — especially when you need to do so in kid language!

Check out these videos to hear more about salvation and baptism explained in simple terms with discussion questions to help guide your conversations. 

 
 
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SALVATION

What We Need to Know 

God loved

Discussion Questions:

  1. How do you know God loves you?

  2. What is sin?

  3. Have you ever sinned?

God gave

Discussion Questions:

  1. What did God give us? Why?

  2. What did Jesus do for us?

What We Need to Do

We believe

Discussion Questions:

  1. How do you accept Jesus?

  2. What does it mean to trust in something?

We receive

Discussion Questions:

  1. What do you receive?

  2. What does it mean to receive eternal life?

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 Sample Prayer

We encourage kids to ask Jesus to be their Savior in their own words. Below is a sample prayer you can use as a guide to help lead your child to trust God!

Dear Heavenly Father,

I know I am a sinner. I know my sin should separate me from You forever. I believe your son, Jesus, died for me. I accept His death as a payment for my sin. Thank you for loving me and for giving me the gift of Jesus so I could live with you in Heaven. Come into my life and be my Savior and friend forever.

In Jesus name, Amen.

What do you do now?

Having trusted Christ as your only way to heaven, here’s how you can begin to grow in your new relationship with Him:

  • Tell God what’s on your mind through prayer (Philippians 4:6-7).

  • Read the Bible daily (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Start in Philippians.

  • Worship God with other Believers in church (Hebrews 10:24-25).

  • Tell others about Jesus (Matthew 4:19).

  • Get baptized (Matthew 28:19-20)

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 BAPTISM

Is Baptism what makes me a Christian?

Baptism does not make you a Christian or a Christ follower - it shows that you have already started following Jesus. Baptism does not “save” you, only believing in Jesus and what He did for us on the cross can do that. It’s a symbol (kind of like when you wear a wedding ring) that shows the world the commitment you make in your heart to God.

Why do I have to get dunked under the water when I am baptized?

  1. It shows a picture of what Jesus did for us. (1 Corinthians 15-3-4)

  2. It shows the world that I am a brand new person. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

  3. Jesus was dunked all the way into the water. We do our best to do what Jesus did! (Matthew 3:16)

Are you ready to get baptized?

Have you accepted Jesus in your heart, asking him to be your friend forever? Are you ready to take your next step and get dunked? Sign up here for our next baptism celebration!