Baptism: Leading Your Child to Their Next Step
As a parent, God has given you the primary role in nurturing the faith of your child. Once your child has committed to following Jesus, their next step is baptism.
Use these discussion points as you talk about baptism with your child.
- Now that you have committed to following Jesus, you need to let others know by getting BAPTIZED.
The Bible is clear that once we start following Jesus, our next step is baptism (Mark 16:16). Did you know that even Jesus got baptized? We can read about it in Matthew 3:13-17:
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:13-17 NIV)
- Baptism takes place in the WATER. It is a picture of what Jesus did when He took the punishment for your sins.
As you go under the water, you show others you believe Jesus died for you. When you come up out of the water, you show others you believe that God raised Jesus back to life. You have a new life because of Jesus! (Romans 6:4)
- Getting saved and then baptized doesn’t mean you will always live a perfect life.
There will be times in your life where you will sin and make wrong choices. When this happens, you should pray and ask Jesus to forgive you. Even though you will mess up, you can know that Jesus died for the forgiveness of ALL our past, present, and future sins. That means even though you will sin again, you do not need to be saved or baptized again (1 Peter 3:18).
Do you want to get baptised? (Baptism application available at faithfamilyhk.com/baptism/#registration)
Want to know more about baptism? Check out this fun video, “What Is Baptism?“