What is the big deal about Easter?
What is Easter?
Easter is the day we celebrate victory. Victory over the brokenness, sin, and death in our lives. This victory was achieved by what Jesus Christ did.
What did He do?
Jesus lived a life free of sin.
He healed others of disease and spiritual oppression.
He died on a Roman cross, where He also took upon Himself the judgement of God for our sins.
He was buried.
He rose again on the third day!
His story gives us forgiveness for our sins and freedom from brokenness.
His story gives us meaning, purpose, and eternal life.
Easter is a celebration of this event!
The true Easter story does not include bunnies and eggs.
There is nothing wrong with letting our kids have some fun and connecting the new life eggs represent with the new life Christ offers.
In fact, we want to encourage families to celebrate and have some fun at Easter, and to use that fun to connect their children to the true Easter Story.
We also celebrate a Seder, similar to what Jesus and His disciples ate the night He was arrested. This meal tells the true Easter story.
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Jesus had a meal with His disciples the night He was arrested. This meal was a Seder to celebrate the Passover.
Modern Jews use a Seder plate to both celebrate and tell the story of God delivering Moses and the Israelites from Egypt.
We will use a Seder plate to tell the story of Jesus delivering us from our sins. During the meal, we will celebrate the Lord's Supper as well.
This will be an interactive family event, and children will have a part to play in the meal. This will be a full meal as well.
This year's Seder was intended to benefit Anderson Pregnancy Care so each plate cost $10. These proceeds help at-risk mothers, babies, and fathers.
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