Summary – The Resurrection
What does the Resurrection–the greatest moment in all of time–really mean to a child? We have to be sure that our kids don’t see this as an event celebrated once a year with Easter baskets and pastel colored suits. No, it is so much more! And each believer should be experiencing the aftermath of the resurrection every day.
On the cross, Jesus offered Himself up to take away our punishment. The debt we owed was paid in full. Halleluiah! But He didn’t stop there. No, our precious Savior was raised by the power of the Holy Spirit, and all who believe in Him receive the benefits!
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. – 1 Peter 1:3-4 NLT
We want to spell out for our kids (as well as our adults) the implications of this promise. God’s own Spirit lives inside of us, revealing truth and empowering us to live the fullest life imaginable. The grip of our old sinful nature has been crushed; we are new creations no longer enslaved to sin. Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father continually interceding on our behalf. And we will live eternally in the kingdom of the Creator.
These are weighty concepts, but our kids are sponges waiting to soak up the good news. Let’s wow them with the truth that Jesus proclaimed:
I have come so they can have life. I want them to have it in the fullest possible way. – John 10:10b NIrV
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The Resurrection (Matthew 28:1-15; Mark 16:1-13;Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18)