“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, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” – Philippians 2:5-8
- Around Easter time we usually hear about the story of the Last Supper. Who knows what meal Jesus was actually celebrating with His disciples?
- Read Luke 22:19-20
- What new meaning did Jesus give to this meal?
- At the very first Passover recorded in Exodus, the Lord gave some specific instructions to parents to explain to their kids the importance of that meal: “You shall tell your son on that day, ‘It is because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’ “ (Ex 13:8)
- In other words, God wanted the moms and dads to share with their children their own personal experience of how the Lord rescued them from captivity.
- So… we are going to do that right now! Dad and/or Mom, take a moment and share with the family your own story of how Jesus rescued you and how it’s changed your life (anyone else is free to share as well… just make sure parents go first).
- When you are done sharing, review today’s memory verse (Philippians 2:5-8) and then close your time in prayer.
- Side note: while parents should always be Gospel-minded, this devo provides and excellent opportunity to specifically invite children to trust in Jesus as their Savior if they haven’t done so already. A simple way to remember/explain the Gospel is that Jesus lived the life we should have lived and died the death we should have died.