We want to encourage you to intentionally journey with us toward Easter. Easter is arguably even more important for children to understand that Christmas. Easter is also much more difficult to teach. Our celebration of Christmas is a celebration of birth and the fulfillment of God's promise to send a person. Our celebration of Easter, however, is a celebration that includes the death of Jesus - the person who's birth we celebrate at Christmas. Without a solid knowledge and understanding of the Old Testament, Easter can be confusing for adults and children alike.
We want to help by suggesting some good resources for your family. Later this week we'll be sending you a list of children's Bibles and study tools which you can consider as potential Easter gifts.
For now, here are some resources from the internet:
- Free PDF of the Easter Story from the popular Action Bible
- Free Kindle of the Easter Story from the popular Action Bible
- Video for parents about explaining Communion to children by Phil Vischer from What’s in the Bible
- Video: What’s the meaning of Easter? by Phil Vischer from What’s in the Bible
- Video: What is Passover? by Phil Vischer from What’s in the Bible
- Article: Explanation of the word Hosanna by John Piper
- Article: Death in Children’s Movies
Parents, lead the way: Read the Bible, Pray, Worship, have fun and make memories!