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Easter is right around the corner. Are you searching for ways to explain Easter to a child? I invite you to listen to this week’s episode as I cover many ideas about how I’ve done this over the years, and how the Easter season (or Resurrection Day) is related to the simple gospel message.
Did you know that we can explain Easter to a child as a means of practicing sharing the gospel?
The Gospel is so simple: it’s sharing what we believe about the foundation of our salvation- that Christ died and rose again and has given us eternal life.
Here are some key points you might cover when teaching about the real meaning of Easter this year:
Explain Easter to a child by sharing how Christ sacrificed for us
If our Savior paid the ultimate sacrifice in order to give us eternal life, how much more can we sacrifice for one another- sharing God’s love with each other?
How can we do this individually, and as a family?
One way we can do this easily is by teaching the Fruit of the Spirit. We can focus on love, longsuffering, patience, goodness, kindness, self-control, thankfulness, etc. In reality, each Fruit of the Spirit helps us to sacrifice for one another.
Ways to sacrifice for one another:
- Share when we don’t feel like it
- Pray for one another even if we’re mad at that person
- Give up something you have in order to make someone else’s life better (material possessions, time, energy)
1 Corinthians 5:7. Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
And again in Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Explain Easter to a child by sharing how Christ has redeemed us.
Galatians 3:13. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”
So, what does “redemption” mean?
Redemption means the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil.
it is the fact is, Jesus saved us from something far greater than ourselves that we couldn’t save ourselves from.
I’m so glad to be redeemed! This is the real meaning of Easter- and is good news that we absolutely have to share with our kids.
It means anything we’ve done wrong is covered through Christ’s redemptive power. He purchased our freedom for us, and that alone has changed our destiny.
Finally, we can share how Christ rose again.
The best news of all is that Jesus rose again. That is our saving grace: the fact that we have victory through Him.
There is victory in His resurrection. Because of the power of the cross, we can have eternal life today.
I hope you see that you can share Easter with a child (your kids) boldly as you talk about the real meaning of Easter and help them to see that because of Christ’s resurrection we can have victory over our problems in life. We can have joy and peace and everything we need in Him. When we share our faith with kids, it helps them to feel safe emotionally and spiritually, especially when we share in love.
Matthew 28:6.He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.
Romans 6:4.We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
- The Story of Jesus for Childre by the Jesus Film Project
- Seeds of Easter by Seeds of Faith– word for word scripture and song
- Right Now Media
I hope that you enjoyed this podcast. Have a beautiful Easter! Happy Resurrection!