Baptism for Children – Prepare Your Young Believer for Water Baptism
My two boys each put their faith in Jesus Christ at an early age. When it came time to publicly acknowledge their trust in Christ by getting baptized, I wanted to make sure they had a proper understanding of this milestone act of faith.
I wanted them to clearly understand that baptism doesn’t save you. But I also wanted them to appreciate the sacred importance of this special ceremony.
You see, I’m convinced that baptism is important because it’s a specific and tangible way to express our loving obedience to God.
This is particularly true here in the 21st century, where our modern world sensibilities tempt us to view baptism as little more than an antiquated ritual that leaves people wet.
I wanted to make sure that my boys would experience their baptism as something much more than just a “bizarre, outdated church ritual.”
With this goal in mind, I began a search to find a resource that would help me teach my boys about the special and unique Christian ceremony we believers call baptism.
I checked with some local Christian bookstores and I did a search on the Internet. But I just came up empty-handed.
Wow! If my local Christian bookstores did not carry even one resource to prepare children for baptism, I figured my chances were remote of finding a resource that would explain baptism the way I wanted.
So I decided to invest my time in writing my own set of lessons. This gave me the chance to spend my energy creating a resource that explained baptism in a way… Read more…