Parents, today’s Bible story taught about Jesus’ death and resurrection. Jesus died on the cross to take the punishment for the sins of people and rose from the grave three days later. Because Jesus paid our sin debt, He made a way for anyone who believes in Him to have a right relationship with God.
This is our Weekly Bible Verse we learned in church yesterday. It reminds us that Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins. He wants to make us new.
“Those who believe in the God who raised Christ from the dead are counted righteous. As Paul says in Romans 4:23-25, like Abraham we are counted righteous, for we believe in him ‘who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.’ By raising Jesus from the dead, God approved the work of Christ on the cross for our sins. God declared his Son’s work complete! The penalty for our sin has been paid, and no guilt remains.” Matthew Barrett writes about “The Neglected Resurrection” here: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-neglected-resurrection/
We are bombarded with information—often touted as news—that too often is unsubstantiated. When we begin to research the information, it often turns up that facts are skewed and opinions are presented as fact. Many people view Jesus Christ in the same way. What they hear presented as truth gets written off as opinion or simply what someone wants to believe.
Take it Further: Check out the “Crucifixion and Resurrection” section of the Bible Studies for Life: Kids Family App. There are engaging activities that are fun for everyone to help dive further into this week’s lesson and it’s free to download.
What an amazing Biblical truth our Unit Verse points out this month. Take a walk outside today as a family and learn it together. Talk with your child about what it means to be saved.