To Fulfill All Righteousness. Baptism
Jesus Christ was baptized to “fulfill all righteousness.” Compare Christ’s baptism with your own. Have a family “scribe” write responses on the stars.
Tip: Cut out each of the stars. Place a picture of the Savior and a picture of one of your family members on a magnetic board, (magnet white boards are wonderful for many uses.) Read each star, vocally answer the question then place the star around either the picture of Jesus or the picture of the family member.
Tip: Answer the questions in detail to invoke deeper thinking. “Jesus Christ was baptized by his cousin, John the Baptist. I was baptized by my brother, Daniel Paulson. You will be baptized by your daddy David Fraker. He will be dressed in white, and so will you! All different people, but all holders of the Priesthood.”
Tip: Two color copies and two black and white copies are included so you have the option of using a past tense or a future tense question for yourself “I was baptized by. . .” or “I will be baptized by. . .”
Tip: Young children are often very anxious about being baptized. Consider having your children reverently practice how they will stand, and how they will hold the priesthood holder’s arm and their own nose during their baptism. Have them practice bending their knees as they are immersed and then standing up again.
Tip: Invite family members to meet you at the baptismal font after church the Sunday of this FHE lesson. Talk about things they notice at the font. Show where they will enter and exit the font when they will be baptized. Your wardmission leader may be able to help with this.