We think Easter is too exciting for just one day!
So, we created this Easter Party Kit for each day leading up to Sunday.
Gather + empty your eggs (if you haven’t already), and keep them in a safe spot for a game tomorrow! Under the tissue, you’ll find everything else you need. There are individual cards for each day that tell you what you’ll need to inspire the most fun with your family.
Thursday – God’s Love
In the Bible there is a book called John. John chapter 3 verse 16 is a great explanation of why Easter is so exciting for Christians.
It says “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Love is showing up in someone’s life with kindness toward them. Love is: Easter eggs in your yard, a hand to help, a hug, a conversation.
We believe God loves people so much He came to us. Love becomes real to someone when it takes action toward them.
Easter is so exciting because it’s all about celebrating God’s love for you. He came to earth with kindness. It doesn’t matter who you are, or what you have done, or what has happened to you or where you are. You are known all the way. And you are loved by God.
Our hope is that this Easter Party Kit begins to show you, that you and your family are loved and acts as a small reflection of God’s love for you.
Let’s talk: Who do you like spending time with?
Friday – Rescue
Have you ever needed to be rescued? Ever needed a hero to save you as bad as that chocolate bunny needed a hero?
The verse after John 3:16, John 3:17, tells us that Jesus came to rescue us. “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.”
We celebrate Easter because Jesus is our rescuer! The world is not the way it was created to be. We were created to live life with God. Instead, we have all chosen to live our way. This has separated us from God. We need to be rescued from the brokenness our choices brought to us and the world.
God the Father sent Jesus to us. You can’t be rescued from far away. Jesus came to us to bring us back to Him. Only Jesus is able to heal what is broken.
Let’s talk: Share a story of when you or your family needed to be rescued. Who did you call for help? What did you do?
Saturday – Worship
Often when we think about living for God, we think of a lot of rules. Some people asked Jesus what the most important rule really was. You can read this full story in the Bible. It’s in the book of Mark, chapter 12 verses 28-34. Here is how Jesus answered them,
“… And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’”
Jesus says the way to follow Him is to love God with all that you are. This means God is who we worship the most. We worship by giving affection, thinking about, caring for, spending time and energy with or for Him.
Easter helps us remember and celebrate that we are made to worship God first.
Let’s talk: What are some of your favorite ways to spend your time?
Join us tonight at 5 p.m. or tomorrow morning at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. as we celebrate our love for God and His rescue plan for us.
The Easter Party continues! Join us as we hear about and celebrate Jesus – our one true rescuer.
We will play a game together (grab your plastic eggs), sing songs and hear the full Easter story.
Join us in person or stream one of our live Easter services at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., or 11 a.m. today.