An Illustrated Lent for Families: God is Still With Us
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An Illustrated Lent for Families: God is Still With Us includes weekly devotions, activities, and coloring pages for families to use during Lent.
As we journey through this season of Lent together, families are invited to remember that from the foundations of the world, the Holy Spirit hovered over creation. The Spirit hovers, even now. When God’s people seemed abandoned in Egypt, God guided them into the Promised Land. God guides us, even now. In the birth of Jesus—Immanuel—God was with us. And God is still with us, even now.
This is also a fantastic resource for churches to buy as a resource to give to their families or to use in an all-ages small group/Bible study setting. We have over 60 denominations who use our materials so we're confident that our materials work in a variety of different theological settings and contexts.
This Lent, we will explore Gospel passages that remind us that God is still with us. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus experienced the fullness of humanity—comfort and pain, celebration and heartache, and joy and suffering. And when he had the choice to escape ridicule or rejection, Jesus stuck with the outsiders, the oppressed, and the hurting. The life of Jesus demonstrates that God knows what it is to be human and to be with us in all our experiences, especially in our suffering. Starting with the First Sunday in Lent and going through Easter, each weekly session will have a scripture, reflection, discussion questions, activity, coloring page, and prayer.
When you purchase An Illustrated Lent for Families, you will receive:
- Seven Devotions: Seven weeks of family devotions that are simple, but meaningful. The seven devotions focus on scripture passages for our theme, and each week includes a brief reflection, discussion questions, an activity, and a prayer.
Coloring Pages: There are seven coloring pages that connect with the weekly scripture and will encourage creativity and conversation.
Who is this product for?
If you’re looking for something to send home to families, or to include in a Lenten box or kit you’re putting together, this resource would be perfect. It includes activities that young children can enjoy, and could also be adapted to an online Sunday School program for kids. We’ve seen churches use it in a variety of ways.
Also, if you’re looking for something to use with your own family at home, consider purchasing this product.
If you are considering "God is Still With Us" as a church-wide theme, you may want to consider also getting our God is Still With Us Lenten Devotional. It is available in both an Illustrated Edition and a classic Text-only Edition. Learn more here.
What do I get?
After completing your purchase, you'll instantly receive a link to download the PDF. You will find everything you need in the PDF, and then you can share it with the families in your church and community. We also include information on best practices for sharing our PDF products with your community.
Below is a list of the scripture for each of the seven weekly devotions:
Week 1: Jesus in the Wilderness
Scripture: Luke 4:1–14
Week 2: A Blind Man is Healed
Scripture: Luke 18:35–43
Week 3: Mary, Martha, and Lazarus
Scripture: John 11:3–6, 17–44
Week 4: Calming the Storm
Scripture: Mark 4:35-41
Week 5: Jesus Shares His Last Passover
Scripture: Luke 22:14–23
Week 6: Jesus in the Garden
Scripture: Mark 14:32–41, 15:34
Week 7: Easter Story
Scripture: John 20:1–22