This is bundle of 2 power point presentations on John the Baptist for Children & Adults. One is for adults and one is for children. The total number of slides is 36 and each one is editable, so you can modify those to meet your individual needs.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled Religion - Key Figures - New Testament Prophet - John the Baptist and contains 19 slides.
John the Baptist was a Jewish prophet of priestly origin who preached the imminence of God’s Final Judgment and baptized those who repented in self-preparation for it. John was born in the countryside of Judaea, Palestine, near Jerusalem and died by execution at the hands of Herod Antipas around 28–36 CE. His birth is recorded in the Bible to Zechariah, a priest of the order of Abijah, and his wife, Elizabeth, a relative of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Christians believe that John the Baptist had a specific role ordained by God as forerunner of Jesus, who was the foretold Messiah. The New Testament Gospels speak of this role. John’s message was addressed to all ranks and stations of Jewish society. His message was that God’s judgement on the world was imminent and that, to prepare for this judgment, the people should repent of their sins, be baptized, and produce appropriate fruits of repentance.
John’s baptism was a rite that symbolized repentance in preparation for the coming world judgment and was to be accompanied, before and afterward, by a righteous life.
Sometime after baptizing Jesus, John was imprisoned by Herod Antipas, ruler of Galilee. Herod had married illegally, Herodias, the divorced wife of his half-brother. John’s denunciation of this marriage presented Herod the opportunity to get rid of John. At the request of Herodias daughter, she had him decapitated.
Jesus, who was baptized by John, saw in him the last and greatest of the prophets, the one who prepared for the coming of God’s kingdom (Mark 9, Matthew 11, Luke 7). Jesus said, “I tell you, among those born of women, there is no one greater than John, yet even the least in the kingdom of God is greater than John the Baptist.” (Luke 7:28)
Who was John the Baptist?
John in the Desert
John’s Biblical Role
John, the Prophet
Compared to Elijah
Primary Sources for John
Gospels: Matthew & Mark’s Account
Gospels: Luke’s Account
Gospels: John’s Account
Christians View of John
Jewish View of John
Herod Antipas & Death
Jesus’ View of John
End of Presentation
Power point presentation #2 is entitled Religion - Children's Bible Stories - John the Baptist and contains 17 slides. I have also included a slide called “Think about the Story” for student review and questions.
About the same time Jesus was born, another baby was born. His name was John and he was important because God had a special job for him. His birth was announced by an angel to his father Zechariah. Because he didn’t believe the message from the angel, he was struck dumb until after John was born!
When John grew up, he was a bit unusual. He chose to live in the desert and make is own clothes and find his own food. He probably looked like a wild man! His clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a big bushy beard and long scraggly hair! Guess what he ate? Mostly, locust and wild honey. Think of a locust as a big crunchy grasshopper (he probably dipped then in honey to make them taste better)!
Joh was fearless and called for the people to repent of their sins. As a sign of their true repentance John baptized the people and he was shocked when Jesus presented Himself to be baptized as an example to the people. people.
Herod continued to sin with his sister-in-law and her daughter. Tired of his message John was thrown into prison. Finally, Herodias, after a wild party in King Herod’s presence, asked her daughter to demand John’s head on a platter, which she did.
The Angel Speaks
Zechariah Can’t Speak
Mary Visits Elizabeth
Birth of John
John, the Wild Man
“Repent! Be Baptized”
John Baptizes Jesus
The Heaven’s Open
Wicked King Herod
John Dies in Prison
Think About the Story
End of Presentation
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