May Children Worship: John The Baptist – The Birth of John the Baptist

Discovery Point: 
John the Baptist - The Birth of John the Baptist
Today, the children learned about the miracles and events surrounding the birth of John the Baptist and his mission to prepare the way for Jesus. This lesson also helped the children understand that even before they were born, God gave them a purpose in life.

Scripture used: Luke 1:11-25, 57-66

Memory Verse:
"And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him." Luke 1:76 NIV

Practice this verse several times with your child during the week. This will help him or her remember the verse and it will also help to reinforce what he or she learned during class.

Suggested Parent/Child Activity:
Look up the following scriptures with your child:
  • Luke 1:76 - Prophet of the Most High
  • Luke 3:4 or Matthew 3:3 - A voice in the desert
  • Matthew 17:11-13 and Luke 1:17 - Spirit and power of Elijah
  • Malachi 3:1 - Messenger
  • John 1:8 - A witness to the Light
To whom are these scriptures referring? How do they describe John? Discuss how each member of your child's family got his or her name, and if there is any special meaning or purpose behind each name.

Daily Prayer:
Dear Lord, thank You for my name. Help me fulfill the destiny and purpose You have for me. Thank You for sending John the Baptist to prepare the way for Jesus, our Savior. Teach me how I can be a messenger for You. And teach me how to serve You. Amen.