Yak Pak Week of April 5th – 11th

Posted: April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Risen

Key Verse: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies’”
(John 11:25)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: Jesus gives us hope

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child John 11:1-45) Lazarus was a close friend of Jesus. So when we hear that Jesus didn’t rush to see Lazarus we may wonder why. The disciples knew that the religious leaders in Jerusalem were out to get Jesus, so maybe that’s why Jesus hesitated. However, we read that the real reason Jesus hesitated was because he wanted to show everyone he was more than just a teacher and healer, he was the giver of life who has power over death! Jesus went to see Lazarus and wept with his friends. This shows the kind of compassion Jesus has for us. When the stone was removed from the tomb, the crowd witnessed the raising of Lazarus from the dead. Because of this, many who witnessed it put their faith in Christ.

Share:
(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: Talk with your children about something you were really hoping for as a child that didn’t turn out the way you wanted.Maybe you hoped you would get a new bike at Christmas. Or perhaps you hoped your mom or dad would show up at your basketball game. Share how you felt when things didn’t work out, and talk about how disappointing it can be to have your hopes denied. Then talk about how Jesus gives us hope of eternal life. Remind your kids that our hope in Jesus will never end in disappointment, because Jesus showed he has power over life and death when he raised Lazarus from the dead. Jesus promises to give us eternal life if we believe in him. And Jesus keeps his promises!

Activity/Challenge for Families:
As a family, take a walk around a local park, hiking trail, or even your own back yard. Record as many signs as possible of the new life you see in nature. You may even want to take pictures of this new life as you walk. You might see trees budding, baby animals, flowers starting to bloom. As you walk along, talk about how this renewal you see during springtime reminds you of the renewal we find in Jesus, both in this life and the next.

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