Before Jesus began his ministry, he went to
Next, the devil took Jesus to the holy city and had him stand on the highest part of the temple. The devil said, "If you are God's Son, jump off. The Scriptures say: 'God will give his angels orders about you. They will catch you in their arms, and you won't hurt your feet on the stones.' "
Jesus answered, "The Scriptures also say, 'Don't try to test the Lord your God!' " Finally, the devil took Jesus up on a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms on earth and their power. The devil said to him, "I will give all this to you, if you will bow down and worship me." Jesus answered, "Go away Satan! The Scriptures say: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve only him.' "
Then the devil left Jesus, and angels came to help him.
“Jesus understands every weakness of ours, because he was tempted in every way that we are. But he did not sin!” Hebrews 4:15 (CEV)
In Good News do experiments to see that choices are not always easy.
Perform skits that show that God calls us to be baptized and we are all God’s children in Praising Puppets
In Holywood, watch Jesus, the Son of God and learn about God, committing to God, and trusting God
Play a Bible verse game that will reinforce the idea of looking to the Scriptures for guidance in times of temptation is always helpful in Antioch Arcade
Create a dove door hanger to remind us to live in obedience to God in Creation Station
Family Time and Prayer
Read: Matthew 3:13 – 4:11
Reflection: Have you ever been scared? When you are afraid, it is good to talk to God. We can trust that God loves us and will take care of us.
Prayer: Thank you God for loving us so much that He calls everyone to be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Offering: Your offering will go to the Hospice of Wake County.
Thank-you to our Baptism and Temptation Workshop Leaders:
Creation Station - Julie Bell
Holywood– Lisa Porter
Praising Puppets – Charlie Cobb
Good News – Victoria Vojnovich
Antioch Arcade – Sandra Clark
Thank you to our Curriculum Design Team: Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Sara Ridings, Allison Connors, Angela Farthing, Robin Morris, Amy Woynicz, and Lori Houck.