This is a baptism sermon idea with the message that there are lots of roles in the Family of God and we all have a part to play in this child’s Christian life. It went down very well and I felt many people engaged with it as everyone has a favourite Jelly Baby. I used a set of toy Jelly Babies and made a giant bag so folk could choose their favourite one when I spoke about them.
Bible Reference: Baptism of Jesus: Matthew 3, Mark 1, Luke 3
Give brief history of Jelly Babies (see Wikipedia etc)
All jelly babies used to be the same shape then in 1989, six of the ‘babies’ were given a name, an identity and features to distinguish them from one another.
Get out of the bag
It takes many people to make up a bag of Jelly Babies/a family/involved in bringing up/influencing a child – many people were and are involved in nurturing:
Jesus, and this child