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3 Stories from Acts about Baptism and Believing

Here's a bright idea for teaching Baptism & Believing that's quite different than the usual approach to teaching Baptism (which is to talk about Jesus' baptism).

Teach a six week unit about Baptism -which doesn't refer to Jesus' baptism, using the following 3 short stories from the Book of Acts:

  1. Peter baptizes Cornelius,
  2. Paul baptizes Lydia/household,
  3. Paul baptizes jailer/prisoners.

We did all three in sequence and it was really nice. We were able to get into the idea of ANYONE, even outsiders and unbelievers turned on to God. We were able to discuss WHAT it was that Paul asked them to believe. And we were able to discuss HOW these people were prepared/unprepared and attracted to becoming a believer. <>< Neil

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Abingdon (UMC) press has a six week curriculum called "Touch the Water, Taste the Bread.

It's a preschool/kindergarten unit that could be done in a rotational type setting on the sacraments. Covering both topics could take 3-6 weeks depending on what parts you use and how you cover the material.

I've also used it with children up to grade 2 in a "Mini-retreat" format where we covered it all in 2 afternoon sessions of about 2 hours each.

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