WOW! What a GREAT Easter Sunday! We had our service at the Civic Center here in Tallahassee.
124 Preschoolers learned that "God Loves Me!", while our Elementary students got to sit in service and experience our large Easter at the Civic Center service!
Bible Story: Jesus Dies and Lives Again
Jesus let angry people take Him away. He listened while they told lies about Him. He let them hurt Him.
Then Jesus let them kill Him on a cross. Jesus' friends were very sad and sacred.
Jesus' friends put His body into a tomb. A tomb is like a little cave in a hill. Soldiers rolled a HUGE stone over the door. The men who killed Jesus wanted to make sure that no one could get into His tomb!
But three days later, Mary came to the tomb. That HUGE stone had been moved! So she looked inside the tomb. There were two ANGELS in the tomb! One angel asked, "Why are you crying?"
Mary said, "I don't know where Jesus is!" The angel said, "He is not here. He has risen, just as He said!"
Mary turned and left the tomb. Oops! She almost bumped into someone. "Mary!" a voice said. Mary knew that voice. It was Jesus' voice! Jesus was ALIVE! He was standing right there in front of her!
Jesus told Mary, "Go and tell the others." Mary was GLAD. She ran to tell Jesus' other friends! "Jesus is ALIVE!" she said. "I SAW Him!" Some of Jesus' friends didn't believe her at first. But they ran to the tomb. It was empty! Soon, they saw Jesus, too. Then they knew: Jesus is ALIVE!
God's Story For Me Bible, Gospel Light, p.425-430
We CANNOT wait for this Sunday! We'll see you at either our Tharpe Street or Leon High School location at 9:30am or 11am!