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?”
“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
[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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