Easter is About Candy!

We met 10-year-old Cora at our Bible table on Sunday. She and her family were riding their bicycles. Cora saw our signs “Free Gift” and “God Talk”  and wanted to stop.

I shared the EvangeCube with her while her mother watched.  It’s a cube that illustrates the story of Jesus as it opens up.  She said she attends church weekly, so I thought the story would be familiar to her. We talked about sin and Jesus’ death on the cross that paid for our sin. I showed her the picture of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and asked, “Do you know what happened three days after Jesus died?”  She didn’t know.

I explained that Jesus raised from the dead on the third day.  Do you know what holiday we celebrate next Sunday?”

“Yes, Easter!”

“Do you know what Easter is about?”

Her eyes lit up, “Easter is about candy!”

I smiled. “Do you think there might also be another important reason we celebrate Easter?”

She just looked at me and shook her head. Her mother continued to watch silently.

I said, “Easter is the day we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.  Did you know that?”  She didn’t.

“Many people refer to Easter as Resurrection Sunday! Candy and Easter Egg Hunts are fun, but the real reason we celebrate Easter is to remember the day Jesus rose from the dead. It’s because He rose from the dead, that we know someday we too will be raised from the dead. If we are followers of Jesus and love Him, then we can know that we will be with Him in heaven after we die.

“Cora, if God were to ask you, ‘Why should I let you into my heaven?’  How would you answer Him?”

“I’d say, ‘Because I believe in Jesus!'”

(She got that right!)

  • Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved…   Acts 16:31
  • For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,  that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.    1 Corinthians 15:3-4
  • Learn more about the EvangeCube:  <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhVldzsGEck>
  • SONG:  I KNOW HIM  by Kathleen

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[This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/  and  http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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4 Responses to Easter is About Candy!

  1. Mark says:

    Amen! May God continue to use your ministry for his good purposes!

  2. Frank King says:

    Kathleen, it’s interesting that she says she attends church weekly and didn’t know the core meaning of Easter. But actually, she is not alone. Even some adults attend church regularly but don’t know some basic things pertaining to the Christian faith you would expect them to.

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