Lesson Learned:  Jesus died on a cross for you.

Materials Needed: empty cereal box, scissors, pencil, tape

Bible Verse: 
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

1 Peter 3:18
18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.

Romans 5:8
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Talking Points: The story of Jesus dying at Easter seems sad, but it is really one of the greatest stories of all time!  Jesus died knowing that you (put in child’s name) and me would sin.  A sin is when you do something wrong.  A sin could be saying something mean to a friend, disobeying your parents, or not telling the truth.   Jesus died for everybody’s sins, so now when we ask God to forgive us, and we are truly sorry for what we’ve done – He forgive us and not even remember what we did.  That’s right He forgets what we did!  Now that doesn’t mean we should ever make the same mistake again, because by doing that it’s like we’re hurting Jesus all over again.
So next time you do something you’re not supposed to, remember to say sorry to Jesus, and remember what He did for you!  (taken from http://www.dltk-bible.com/cv/jesus_dies_on_the_cross.htm)

Questions:  Have you ever gotten in trouble for doing something wrong? How did it make you feel? Did you have to ask for forgiveness afterwards?  Do you know Jesus died on the cross so that you could be forgiven of all your sins?


Love that my daughter asked me today, “Mom, can we make
something out of this cereal box?” My reply: “Sure, what do
you want to make?”  Simply answered: “A cross”
And a Devotion is born!

Cut off one side of an empty cereal box, being careful to leave the sides in tact.  Use a pencil to draw the outline of the cross on the part of the box you just cut out.  Cut out the cross shape (or let older children do it themselves).  Make a slit the same size as the bottom of the cross that you just cut out in the middle of the original cereal box.  Stick the cross into the slit and stand it up.  You made need an extra piece of leftover cardboard and/or tape to make the cross stand up on its own.

Prayer:  Holy Father and Lord, You are a mighty God and You loved us so much that You sent Your Son Jesus down from Heaven to save us by dying on the cross.  Place that truth on my heart and in my mind every minute of every day. Please never let me forget that. Amen!

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