Celebrate Jesus’ Sacrifice

Because children think concretely, they understand Easter in vivid, literal images. They may understand that God brought Jesus back to life in a literal way, but from that point on, the account and its big-picture impact can get abstract. What does it mean that Jesus sacrificed himself for us? Why did he have to do that? For Jesus’ sacrifice to make sense, children must know about sin—theirs and everyone else’s. When kids realize they can’t do anything to save themselves from that sin, they gain a greater apprecia- tion of Jesus’ suffering and death for the whole world’s sins. Out of grati- tude, kids also can make their own sacrifices to Jesus as they dedicate their lives to him. Use these ideas as you prepare for Easter.

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