Primary Grade Level Lesson
For Sunday School

Baptized in Jordan
Opening Prayer :  Join together in a prayer of thanks for having another opportunity
to gather together and learn about the importance of following and always trusting in
Jesus Christ.
Oh, the best friend to have is Jesus,
When the cares of life upon you roll;
He will heal the wounded heart,
He will strength and grace impart;
Oh, the best friend to have is Jesus.


The best friend to have is Jesus,
The best friend to have is Jesus,
He will help you when you fall,
He will hear you when you call;
Oh, the best friend to have is Jesus.

What a friend I have found in Jesus!
Peace and comfort to my soul He brings;
Leaning on His mighty arm,
I will fear no ill nor harm;
Oh, the best friend to have is Jesus.


Though I pass through the night of sorrow,
And the chilly waves of Jordan roll,
Never need I shrink nor fear,
For my Savior is so near,
Oh, the best friend to have is Jesus.


What Jordan means :
Jordan: Heb. Yarden, "the descender;"
Arab. Nahr-esh-Sheriah, "the watering-place"
the chief river of Palestine.
It flows from north to south
down a deep valley in the centre
of the country.
The name descender is significant
of the fact that there is along its
whole course a descent to its banks; or it may
simply denote the rapidity with
which it "descends" to the Dead Sea.
Today's Bible Verse:
And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.Matthew 3:6
Today's Bible Reading:
Mark 1:5-11
5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
 8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.
10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened,  and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:
11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Follow Up Questions:
1. Who was the one baptizing those who came to the river Jordan ?   Vs. 6.
2. Name the two places  mentioned  where people came from
who traveled to be baptised.  Vs. 5
3. What were the people confessing ?   Vs 5.
4. Did Jesus come to the river Jordan to John to be baptized  ?  vs. 9 
5. Did John know that Jesus would come to him   ?  Vs.  7-8
6.  Could a voice from heaven be heard at this time  ?  Vs. 11
7.  Fill in the blanks : 
And there came a __________ from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved _____, in whom I am well _________________.
Answers: Son, baptize,Spirit,Jordan , dove, John,voice ,sin , beloved, heavens, Jesus
Close In Prayer.

Julie Pisacane

February 10, 2019