Family Time with God

March: God's Sacrifice

The devotionals on this page and the following page are designed to guide you and your family through two months of short, simple times with God and each other.

The family devotions for March focus on the crucifixion. If you?re concerned they might be too intense for your younger children, use the suggestions in the "Want More" section instead of the week-by-week lessons.

Look It Up

"What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?" Pilate asked them. "Crucify him!" they shouted. Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. The soldiers ? put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him. And they began to call out to him, "Hail, king of the Jews!" Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him ? Then they led him out to crucify him (Mark:15:12-13; 15-20).

Get Ready

Using a length of purple cloth, cut out a single 6-inch square of fabric as well as a 3-inch square for each family member.

Talk It Over

WEEK 1: Our Shame

Place the large purple cloth in the center of the table and pass out a small purple piece to each family member. Now read the passage. As you talk about this story, have each person lay his or her piece of cloth on the large cloth. Talk about what you think it was like for Jesus to be mocked, hit and spit at. What does this story tell you about God?s love for you? End your time by thanking God for Jesus? death and resurrection.

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