The 12 Minute Family Devotion

Jesus Ressurection

Welcome to the Jesus’ Resurrection family devotional. After Jesus was crucified and died, Joseph of Arimathea, a disciple, wrapped Jesus’ body and placed Him in a cave-like tomb. The tomb was later sealed with a large stone with Roman guards standing outside to make sure no one would steal the body of Jesus.

On the morning of the third day after Jesus’ death, two women, both named Mary, were walking to Jesus’ tomb. Suddenly there was a great earthquake and an angel came down from heaven and rolled the stone away from Jesus’ tomb. Jesus was not there, He had risen from the dead!

Family Bible Reading 
Matthew 28:1-10(NIV) 

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”



Discussion Questions
After you have watched the Bible video and completed your family Bible reading discuss the following questions. 
1. Why do you think the guards were afraid when they saw the angel?
2. How was Jesus able to rise from the dead?
3. What does Easter mean for us?  
Closing Prayer
Jesus, thank you rising from the dead. Through your Resurrection we know that our sins are forgiven and that we don’t have to be afraid of death. May we share this good news with the world every day. Amen.
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