DARK NIGHT. BRIGHT LIGHT.
Why are kids so attracted to lambs? For the same reason Jesus is called the Lamb of God.
Notes And Next Steps
John 20:1,2, 11-18 + Part 7 of the series “The Greatest Name"
Are you living in the light? Do you ever live in the dark?
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance … “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb!” (John 20:1,2)
Mary Magdalene’s dark night turns into a bright light.
The opening of Jesus’ tomb let the daylight in, but more than that, let Jesus’ light out.
She turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means ‘Teacher’).” (John 20:14-16)
Jesus calls your name.
Spiritual Next Step
God says, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine” (Isaiah 43:1). Describe the 3 saving works of God in that verse. Say these words this week, “I am not a victim, but a victor in Christ.”
- God says, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine” (Isaiah 43:1). Describe the 3 saving works of God in that verse. Say these words this week, “I am not a victim, but a victor in Christ.”
- Family Activity: Plug in a night light that comes on when it gets dark, where everyone in the family can see it. Post a note by the night light that says, “Jesus shines!” Every time anyone walks by the light, they need to say, “Jesus shines!”
- What is dark place for you, in your physical world, like garage? What is a dark place in your spiritual life, where it’s hard, can be gloomy, the devil’s lies sound real? Read 1 Peter 1:3-5. What is a promise of God that shines light in that place?
- Check out a Jesus series called The Chosen, produced by Angel Studios. Download The Chosen app, and you can cast episodes onto your smart TV. Watch season one, the first 3 episodes. Share with your group one new faith discovery from watching.