In Luke 1, we learn that God promised Zechariah a special son. John was the prophet that prepared the way for Jesus. This story summary will help kids to see that God keeps His promises and that John was born to prepare the way for Jesus.
John the Baptist
God had a special plan for the prophet named John the Baptist. John would help prepare Israel for the Messiah by encouraging people to live holy lives. He also would identify Jesus as the Messiah. These activities will help children learn about John and help kids understand how he introduced Jesus.
This Story Illustration shows John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness. It can be used with children in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or with kids in a classroom setting like Sunday School.