About this series: In the dark, a world of neon colors comes to life. Whether it’s the soft green of glow-in-the-dark stars or the bright colors of bioluminescent creatures, light can break through the darkness. When the world needed some light, God sent Jesus because he glows in the dark, and he can teach us how to shine with God’s light, too! In this five-week series through the Gospels, we’ll follow Jesus’ life leading up to Easter to see some of the ways he can shine bright in our lives. As we explore, we’ll see Jesus is the light in the darkness. We’ll also learn how we can choose Jesus and know God hears our cries while celebrating how Jesus died and rose again!
Week 1 This week, kids see Jesus shine when he clears the temple courts Big idea: We can shine God’s light Bible: John 2:13-22; Matthew 5:14-16
Week 2 This week, kids see God’s light through the story of the last supper Big idea: Jesus is the light in the darkness Bible: Mark 14:12-26; John 3:16-21
Week 3 This week, kids see what happened when Jesus was brought before the Roman Governor, Pilate Big idea: We can choose Jesus Bible: Mark 15:1-15; Jeremiah 31:31-34
Week 4 This week, kids see how Jesus treated two criminals with love even as he died on the cross Big idea: God hears our cries Bible: Luke 23:32-49; Psalm 31:9-16
Week 5 This week, kids see how God’s light overcame the darkness because Jesus is alive Big idea: Jesus died and rose again Bible: John 20:1-18; 1 John 1:1-2:2
Other info: – This kid’s program will run during the usual Sunday service. – An associated devotional can be accessed below for parents of children who participate in this program.