Latest Update on COVID-19: July 23rd
Here are some resources you can make use of personally and/or as a family this Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter Sunday. We want to remember together the significance of the events of the week of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection, which will never be surpassed in their significance in history. Indeed those events far overshadow the pandemic we are presently experiencing. Herman Bavinck put it this way: “…the cross at one and the same time is the highest judgment and the richest grace. …the cross is the mid-point of history and the reconciliation of all antithesis.”
“This is going to be a home-based Easter Sunday while churches continue to limit their gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19. To serve churches and parents looking for home-based discipleship resources, we’ve provided free lessons and devotionals and also discounted several books and booklets below that introduce the gospel to children.”
“During these stuck-at-home days, Crossway is offering free streaming access to The Biggest Story: The Animated Short Film through April 12, 2020. Based on the best-selling book by pastor Kevin DeYoung, the 26-minute film was created to show kids how all those classic stories in the Bible connect to Scripture’s overarching message about God’s glorious plan to redeem his rebellious people.”
A series of brief videos based on the book The Final Days of Jesus, one for each of the days of holy week, following the events of Jesus’ last week according to the Bible. “In this video series, well-known New Testament scholars explore the background and significance of the history-shaping events that occurred during Jesus’s last week on earth.”
“Over the course of six days, read passages of Scripture and answer questions as a family as you reflect on devotional readings adapted from The Big Picture Family Devotional [edited by David Helm], and remember afresh what Christ accomplished for sinners at Easter.”
Scripture Type has provided free resources that might make for a good Eastertime coloring project or help with memorizing verses for Easter this week.
As Ligonier Ministries has made all of their teaching series available to stream for free, this 6-part series could be an excellent resource for this week. (see also: Understanding the Gospel: A Teaching Series by R.C. Sproul)