By April 16, 2014 2 Comments

EASTER ALL YOU REALLYRobert Fulghum wrote a bestseller in 1989 called, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”

Fulghum got me thinking about where many people like me had their first introduction to Easter – in a Sunday School.

Life Lessons I Learned in Sunday School

1. Love is spelled “O-T-H-E-R-S.” Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

2. Giants are no problem for God.

3. Running from God usually means you wind up in the belly of a big fish.

4. A fiery furnace or a lion’s den are scary places where God shows up.

5. When our friends are sick we should take them to Jesus, even if we have to lower them through a roof.

6. Jesus can do a whole lot with very little because he is God. You can’t believe what he can do with a little boy’s lunch.

7. Jesus died for me and His tomb is empty.

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Head Knowledge and Heart Knowledge

I’m grateful that asking hard questions or having sincere doubts was never seen as inappropriate actions for me in our family or Sunday School.

My teachers encouraged me to see Jesus as more than the correct answer in a Bible quiz but as a person I could have a relationship with.

Christianity goes beyond head knowledge to heart knowledge – a personal belief and relationship with Jesus.

The Garden Tomb 2015

Recently on a trip to Israel our tour group visited the Garden Tomb, believed to be the place of Jesus’ burial.

As I entered the tomb I was overcome by an emotion that surprised me. Even if this wasn’t the ACTUAL tomb of Jesus it was like the tomb in which his crucified body was laid.

The tomb was hewn from rock. Compact. Cold. Empty.

The emptiness is what makes Easter significant.

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1. Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.

2. Little ones to him belong.

3. They are weak but he is strong.

4. Yes, Jesus loves me.

5. He’s got the whole world in his hands.

6. Jesus died on the Cross on Good Friday. Jesus died for me…that’s why its “good.”

7. His tomb is empty because Jesus is alive!

8. Asking Jesus into your life is the miraculous start of being a Christian.

9. Look up. Jesus is coming again. Soon!

10. Heaven is real.

APPLICATION: Celebrate Easter at North Pointe at this Good Friday’s Family service at 10:00am.
Saturday at 4:00pm for a Children’s Easter Egg Hunt;
Hear North Pointe’s Rock Choir Sunday 9:30am, 11:00am and 12:30pm.

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Bob Jones

Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 27 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 38 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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