Friday April 2, 2021
Thank you for joining us for our 40 Days of Lent family devotions. What a blessing it has been to see our families loving and worshiping God in our homes during COVID. May your journey through Lent bring you closer to the One who Loves and gave us His all.
Have children participate as much as possible whether it is reading the devotion or scripture or even helping to lead the additional activities with the family. Let them try leading it for the family and pick the activities they want to try.
Use a Bible even when scripture is on the website.
Set a specific time in the day that you will do the Family devotion so that they know it is an important part of their daily schedule.
Go in depth, allow questions and search for answers together.
Additional Activities to do with the devotion
Today is called Good Friday because of what Jesus did for us on the cross and what Jesus' death did for not only us but all of creation, that Jesus defeated death and sin and brought new life to all who believe. What Jesus endure is no small thing, He took on the burden of the whole world upon His shoulder. Take time today to pray, fast and reflect on who you are in Christ.
Watch the Gospel Project Video of Good Friday: Jesus trial, crucifixion and death.
You can also take time to read it for yourself in the Bible
Matthew 27:11-61, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 19
When you have opportunities throughout today, especially between 9am-3pm, worship God through prayer, songs, and reflection.
Good Friday Craft/snack ideas
Look inside your Lent Family Devotion Craft Packet for the crafts below, and make them as a family as you remember what Jesus did on the cross for us.
Good Friday Clock
Found in the student packet.
4am-6am Trial (Caiaphas)
6am-8am Trial (Pilate/Herod)
8am-8:30am Carrying the cross
3pm. Jesus' death
Crown of Thorns snack
Made with crackers, pretzels, peanut butter or Nutella.
Hot Cross Buns
Dinner roll made with Pillsbury Dinner rolls and icing
Good Friday Break-FAST
If you and your family fasted today, break the fast with breakfast.