DAILY DEVOTIONAL: BEN’S GOOD FRIDAY MESSAGE
Check out today’s devotional from our Lead Pastor Ben Prangnell! A timely message as Easter weekend begins.
UNITED PRAYER: FOR THOSE WHO ARE JOINING US THIS EASTER WEEKED
Let’s pray for all of those who would join our online services this Easter Weekend. Pray that those who are hearing this message of hope for the first time would hear the truth of the gospel that they would truly sense God’s love for them.
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
FAMILY RESOURCE: EASTER CRAFTS
This weekend we’re remembering our Lord and Savior’s death and celebrating His resurrection! This year we have the opportunity to be more intentional as we contemplate what Jesus did for us and all of the implications it has on our lives. Sometimes it can be easy to get caught up with Easter festivities, like the Easter bunny & egg hunts, however we can’t forget what we are all truly celebrating as a church body. For some creative ways to explore more of the gospel story this weekend, follow the links below.
This is a hands-on way to let your kids experience the miracle of Jesus’ resurrection and disappearance from the tomb. As you bake these rolls, take time to read through the Easter story with your kids, using the different ingredients, and the subsequent melting of the marshmallow as illustrations to help them connect with the story.
Physically nailing our sins to the cross is a powerful way to remember what Jesus did for us. You can modify the activity based on the ages of your children, but encouraging them to write specific, personal sins down on the paper that they nail to the cross helps each and every one of us to remember what Jesus did. Jesus died because of my greed, my pride, my anger, etc…
Where is Jesus Magic Watercolor Art:
If you and your kids love coloring, this is the art project for you! Print out the free coloring sheet and use a white crayon to write the truth that He is Risen in the tomb! Then have fun adding life and color to the picture until the hidden message is revealed.
WE FAST AND PRAY ON FRIDAYS
As we fast and pray on Fridays as a church family, let’s remember today, Good Friday, the significance of Jesus’ eternal exchange: while you were an enemy of God, He died for you.
“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!”