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Parents' Corner | April 12, 2020





Dear Parents,

This week we pick up just a few days after the triumphal entry when the same crowd that chanted “hosanna” to Jesus now chanted “crucify Him.” Jesus was betrayed by Judas, arrested, condemned, and crucified. After He died, Jesus was placed in a tomb, but on the third day, He rose again conquering death and providing life to those who believe.

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus is the center of the gospel. We deserve to die
because of our sin, but Jesus died in our place. He was the blood sacrifice made once
and for all for the forgiveness of sin. God was pleased with Jesus’ sacrifice and raised
Jesus from the dead to reign as King over all creation. We are forgiven only through
Jesus. (Acts 4:12)

Help your children understand the gospel. Spend some time explaining our sin and our
need for forgiveness that only comes through trusting in the death and resurrection of
Jesus Christ.


Family Starting Points


Scripture Memory (K-5th): James 1:17

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.'"

Help your kids memorize these verses by listening to a song together throughout the week! Click here to listen to the K-5th grade memory verse song or visit:

Big Picture Question:

Who saves us from our sin? Only Jesus saves us from sin.

Bible Story: Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection (Matthew 26:36–28:10; John 18:1–20:18)                                  

  • Judas brought a crowd to arrest Jesus as He was praying.
  • The high priest said Jesus should die because Jesus lied against God, but Jesus never sinned.
  • Jesus was crucified on a cross and was placed in a tomb.
  • On the third day, God raised Jesus from the dead.

Family Discussion Starters:                                                                  

  • Look at last week’s story in your Bible. How did the people treat Jesus differently in this story?
  • How does Jesus’ death help us?
  • Jesus is alive! Where is He today? (See Hebrews 10:12.)

Family Activity:                                                                                      

  • Research the Passover. Consider serving a Passover meal. Play the role of detectives and make a case for the resurrection. Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-8.

Next Week: Ezekiel Told About a Future and a Hope (Ezekiel 37)