“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped” – Philippians 2:5-6
[As a visual illustration during today’s devo, you can display an egg (real or plastic) and a nail to refer to]
- When we think of Easter time, eggs are a big part of our decorations and games. But does anyone know how an egg relates to the Easter story? (it symbolizes new life)
- But around Easter we also see a lot more crosses, which remind us of death.
- So how do these two things relate to each other during Easter time? (because of Jesus’ death for us, we can now have new life – abundant life now and eternal life in heaven forever!)
- Read together what Jesus said in John 5:24 about life and death (when we believe in Him we pass from death to life!)
- Romans 6:13 says now that we have been brought from death to life we should offer ourselves to God as an “instrument of righteousness.” What do you think this means? What would it look like in our daily lives? (our lives are now to be obedient, we want to be useful to Him towards people He wants us to love, our thoughts are pure and our words build others up)
- Review today’s memory verse together, Philippians 2:5-6.
- Close your time in prayer.
- For TEENS and OLDER KIDS: read Ephesians 2:1-6 and talk about how bad we really are apart from Christ (i.e., dead in our sins, following our flesh, objects of God’s wrath, etc.) and then talk about all the amazing and merciful things that God has given to us and accomplished through Christ