“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. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” – Philippians 2:5-11
- Read Luke 24:1-12
- A Christian tradition for centuries on Easter morning has been for one person to say, “He is risen!” and then the other person replies with, “He is risen indeed!” (go ahead and practice saying this to each other).
- Re-read the Philippians 2 passage you’ve memorized this week. Have each person share their favorite or most meaningful part of this passage.
- As a fun activity, have a competition to see who can hold the most things in their hands at one time (the most pillows, tennis balls, books, etc.)
- Now read the description of Jesus in Colossians 1:15-20. What do you think it means that He “holds all things together”?
- What do you think it means that Jesus is preeminent in the universe?
- What do you think it means to make Jesus “preeminent” in your life?
- Review this weeks memory verses together, Philippians 2:5-11 and then close your time in prayer.
- ACTIVITY: to remember that the stone was rolled away, buy river rocks (or gather ones from outside) and decorate them. Use markers to write a Bible verse or “He is risen!” on your Resurrection Rock.