What's Easter all about, why did it happen? So that we can be right with God - forgiven and made new. And it's all because of Jesus. in Peter's words: "All the prophets testify that everyone who trusts in Jesus receives forgiveness of sins in his name" - Brilliant! (and from Acts 10:43) That's what his death on the cross, and his resurrection are all about.
The new Facebook "Reactions" make some great images to help explaining Good Friday to an all-age audience...
"It was a Bad Friday, a Mad Friday, a Sad Friday, but I'm Glad today 'cos..."
Looking for Kids' Bible Songs to sing for Easter? Here's a great suggestion: "Good Friday" is an catchy and easy song, going through the main events of Good Friday - a Bad, Sad, and Mad day, but in the end, a great day!
Click here to hear it on the Jukebox :: Click here to download "Good Friday" MP3 or PDF from the Store :: Click here for the Easter CD :: Watch the "Good Friday" YouTube Video :: Download the Video (without the advert)
What's going on at Easter? Why did Jesus have to die?
These are the kind of questions Children want to know, and Sunday School teachers want to help them with!
God explains it all through the Old Testament, and one very special place is in Isaiah, chapter 53, verse 6: "We all, like sheep, have gone astray; we've turned, each one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all"
But what is "iniquity"? And who is "Him"? This song explains!
Have a listen on the Jukebox - Get "53v6" on the Easter CD - Download the Sheet Music & MP3s - Watch the YouTube Video
Here in the UK, on the weekend of 11-12th June 2016, we're celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday.
Lots of Churches will be having special services, and I hope they'll be involving children and giving the kids a chance to sing with the grown-ups. So here are some suggestions for kids songs for that celebration:
God has a plan - Her Majesty trusts in Jesus, and he is the King and Saviour who has brought about the greatest kingdom ever...
On the Rock - Her Majesty's faith in Jesus has been founded on the Rock of God's Word and following Christ
Shout out to the Lord - a great celebration song singing the praise of our Creator and Saviour
There are other songs that would go really well too - have a look at the Jukebox for more ideas...