Recently, I was shopping at a well-known “super store.” As soon as I entered, I was inundated with bunnies, plastic eggs, baskets, etc.—all the fixings for children to celebrate Easter. Completely absent was anything remotely related to the true meaning of that day. Christ’s glorious resurrection has been crowded out and obscured by cute bunnies and yummy candy. Such is the tragic state of our world!
Just consider for a moment the absolute, unshakable, life-transforming, everlasting reality, secured by the resurrection of Jesus.
In Philippians 2:9-11, [Paul] says that "God has highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
To say that Jesus is "Lord" means
(John Piper, “Raising Children Who Hope in the Triumph of God”)
Church and parents, let’s be at the forefront this Easter season in spreading the best news of all. Let’s make sure our own children and the other children we care about are told the immeasurable riches of the gospel that was accomplished and secured in Christ. Let’s highlight and emphasize the meaning of Jesus’ resurrection in light of the entire storyline of Scripture: Who is Jesus? Why did He die? Why does it matter that He rose again? What does this mean for me?
Toward that end, I’d like to highlight four gospel resources that you could...
Consider using these resources to help children explore the marvelous good news of the gospel (and see details below on special pricing during our Easter sale):