Family Devotion – Baptism Study

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One of the greatest blessings a parent can know is to join with a young child in a study of baptism. As the child comes to understand salvation and to express their own willingness to serve Christ, they are ready to be baptized. Baptism is a sacrament that should be taken seriously and well-understood by the child.

Your whole family can study together during your family devotion, by reading and discussing one or two of these passages each day. As a parent, this daily discussion with your child over a few weeks will help you discern if the child has truly understood the life-changing committment to following Christ and reaffirm their readiness for baptism.

Romans 6:1-13 – what baptism means

Ephesians 2:1-10 – what new life in Christ means

Acts 2:36-41 – repentance and baptism begin the new life in Christ

Romans 8:1-17 – new life in Christ vs. old life of selfishness

Colossians 2:1-14 – baptism a sign our old life has died and we are alive in Christ

Colossians 3:1-17 – contrast life in Christ vs. old selfish life

2 Timothy 2:1-13 – living for Christ in suffering and endurance

Philippians 3:1-21 – counting everything worthless compared to gaining Christ

1 Peter 1:1-8 – A true Christian will be distressed and tested

Matthew 10:1-42 – serving Christ brings persecution and suffering

Matthew 16:13-28 – serving Christ requires self-denial

Luke 14:25-35 – serving Christ is hard and painful so count the cost first

1 Corinthians 1:17-2:5 – serving Christ seems foolish and stupid to unbelievers

Galatians 6:14-18 – we boast only in Christ and His cross

2 Corinthians 1:1-14 – we suffer so we can experience fellowship with God

2 Corinthians 4:5-18 – we are afflicted in many ways, but prevail in God’s grace

2 Corinthians 5:14-21 – we are new creatures, inviting others to be reconciled in Christ