Easter’s coming soon, a time to celebrate Jesus as our Saviour and Jesus as our Risen King. We’ve been trawling through the web to find some of the best resources to help you and your church community celebrate.
- Start with the children – Wycliffe USA’s children lesson for Easter includes a drama and a tasty activity. If you need more children’s activities, or a series of activities, Bible Society Australia have produced a series of short animated videos of the Easter story, and lesson plans and activities to run alongside.
- Provoking the adults – SGM Lifewords have a series of videos to take you through Holy Week. They can be used for personal reflection, in a church services (they are short enough to use more than one per service) or as a way of sharing the gospel with someone else. They also provide leaflets explaining the gospel.
- Reflect - Easter, and particularly Good Friday, is an appropriate time to spend some time reflecting somberly on the truths the gospel writers tell us. Christian Aid’s short video is very thought-provoking. You might also want to explore spiritual practices over a few weeks with a group, using the resources produced by the Methodist Church.
- Get praying - As we reflect on the central celebration of the gospel, we’ll want more people to hear it. Pray particularly for the distribution of Luke this Easter in Russia for a group who have never previously had God’s word in their language. More here.
As Christians, Easter refocuses us: we celebrate and rejoice in the new life God has given us and we’ll want to share it with others. Take a few minutes over the season to consider whether you, your church or your small group want to commit to supporting Bible translation through giving or prayer. Find out more about what you could do here.
Photo by Tim Scott.