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Originally posted by member "Ozone "

We're going to be working on this one coming up soon. However, before we started rotating and I was teaching a 6th & 7th grade class, I did a class about the meaning of baptism, specifically the meaning of the Greek word baptizo.

If you look "BAPTIZO" in a NT Greek Lexicon (it's Strong's Number 907), you'll find a quote that describes pickle making, and the permanent change that occurs through baptism, as opposed to simply being dipped. I had along a fresh cuke and a dill pickle with me for comparison.

So, for our cooking rotation, we're going to make pickled carrots; there is a very easy recipe (that is, no sterilized jars, etc., total prep time under 1 hour) at which can also be found in the November 2003 edition of Gourmet magazine, but of course any simple pickling recipe would do.

We'll also have labels describing the word baptizo, and of course, instructions for keeping the product (must be refrigerated).

Now, when I did mention the use of this workshop to a fellow elder on Session, he asked if I wasn't telling the kids that once they're baptized they get sour. Hmmm. Any thoughts on countering this kind of thinking are welcome.

Shape Crescent Roll dough into "bugs"

from member "rhondab "

Raisins can be used for eyes, and pretzel sticks for the antennae and legs.
After baking, brush them with honey
An edible version of locusts with honey!

Originally posted by member ChristineOC

Kitchen -- Ate locusts, yum! We made them with edible clay (honey!, peanut butter-as long as there are no allergies use soy butter if needed, and powdered milk), showed pictures of locusts so they knew how to shape them.

Great description of how locusts were actually eaten Bible Encyclopedia - locust look at the bottom of the article for locusts as food. Nice "icky" thing to read to the kids.

From member Staci Woodruff

You could focus on Jesus being baptized "to fulfill all righteousness" -- and liken it to following a recipe.

There are a couple of ways to look at this passage. Some people believe this fulfilled the law for him to be a priest. I'd never heard that till today, but think it is REALLY interesting! The other aspect is that his baptism was another way he became like mankind -- and setting an example for us -- showing us what we needed to do. Either way you look at it, following a recipe applies. And just about any recipe with multiple steps will do.

How was Jesus' baptism like a recipe?

Just like Jesus fulfilled the law in all other ways, he became our high priest by being baptized. (Read Heb 4:14 - 16) What does that mean to us today? Moderator updated this post by adding material from the Help forum to consolidate this topic.

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