The Character of Easter - Jesus

Last Sunday Discovery Point: 
The Character of Easter - Jesus
Easter is a celebration of the new life we have in Jesus Christ. Without His death (crucifixion) and resurrection, we wouldn’t have the hope of salvation, the opportunity to have a personal relationship with Him, or the gift of eternal life in Heaven. Today we learned about the major events that God ordained to bring salvation to mankind through His Son, Jesus, whose death paid the penalty for our sins and resurrection proved that He is God’s Son. Jesus’ sacrifice provides salvation to those who choose to believe in Him and repent from their sins. And while salvation is available to everyone, we must decide if we will personally have faith in Him and become a Christian. Scriptures used: Luke 23:26-34, 44-49, 24:1-9, 36-48

Memory Verse:

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 NIV

Suggested Parent/Child Activity:

Discuss things that happen “before” and “after.” Examples include what happens before/after a meal (preparation/clean-up) and getting to watch television (finishing homework/going to bed). Then talk about the differences between Jesus’ death and resurrection, such as how people must have felt (from sad to joyful) and how their actions changed (from ashamed to courageous). Help your child understand that our own actions should reflect a positive change from before we knew Christ to after we accepted salvation. Lastly, if your child has yet to believe in Jesus, allow him or her to ask any questions they may have regarding salvation.


Daily Prayer:

Thank you, God, for Jesus’ death and resurrection. Help us tell everyone we know about the choice they can make to believe in Jesus. Thank you for Jesus’ example and for salvation. Amen.

Reminders:

Coming Sunday Discovery Point:Holy Spirit - Jesus Promises a Helper
Coming Sunday Chairperson: Jovani
Coming Sunday Power point managerr: Jacky

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