What Is Baptism? A Guide for Parents and Preteens

Day 1 of 4 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Who Is Jesus?


Hey there! A good guess says you’re either a preteen or a parent of a preteen. Another good guess says you’ve heard about salvation and/or baptism and you have some questions. Maybe you just want to know a little more about who Jesus is and what He means to your life. Maybe you’ve even decided to follow Jesus and want to know what’s next. 


Or maybe you want to know more about baptism and why people even get baptized. Maybe you’ve already signed up to be baptized at your church and you just want to know more so you can have a richer understanding and more meaningful experience. 


Guess what? No matter why you’ve decided to do this Bible Plan, you’re sure to learn a little more about Jesus, following Him—and a great way to let everyone else know you’ve decided to follow Him! Before you go further with today’s reading, please note that this Bible Plan works best when you have a trusted adult to discuss each day’s questions with. Invite a parent, a pastor, a small group leader, or another mentor to do this Bible Plan with you if you haven’t already. 


You’ll want to discuss each day’s questions with someone. You’ll love watching the videos from the first three days with someone. And you’ll definitely want to pray, share the daily Scriptures, and talk over this whole experience with someone. Okay, no more introduction. It’s time to pray and get on to today’s video, questions, and Bible reading. 


Pray Together


God, please open our hearts and minds to understand who Jesus is. Help us see Your great love in the sacrifices Your Son made to free us from sin and bring us close to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.


Watch This Video Together



Talk Together



  • What did you see in the video that you didn’t already know about?

  • What questions do you have about Jesus?

  • What do you believe about Jesus?

  • What do you think people should know about Jesus?

  • How do you think Jesus showed His love for us?


Read the Bible verses for today. Talk to someone about what you think they mean and what questions you have about them.