Elementary, April 4: He Has Risen!

Hi Journey Kids parents!

It’s finally here! It’s finally Easter! We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate. The story of Easter is the story of God stepping down from His throne to become one of us. It’s the story of Him living the perfect, sinless life that we weren’t able to live. It’s the story of Him dying – in our place – on the cross. It’s the story of Him rising from the dead to conquer sin and death and to offer us new life. Easter is good, good news!

When it’s time to begin, start your morning of family worship by watching the short lesson video with your kids. [You can access the video here.] It’s a great way to engage spiritually with your family.

Here is a snapshot of the lesson details for this week:

Bible Story: Jesus Dies and Rises Again

Big Idea: He has risen! He is not here!

Memory Verse: “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. But he has risen! He is not here! See the place where they had put him”. Mark 16:6 (NIrV)

After the video lesson and music, you can use the attached materials to help take your family deeper into the lesson:

If you’ve experienced the forgiveness Jesus offers, then my prayer is that your heart would be SO full of joy and gratitude this weekend. If you’ve never experienced that forgiveness, then my prayer is that you would experience it – this weekend – for the first time. Happy Easter!