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Here is a list of encouraging Easter devotionals for you and your whole family to help prepare your hearts in celebrating Jesus’ death and resurrection this Easter season.
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What is the Main Message of Easter?
The main message of Easter is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many people are surprised when I tell them that Easter is my favorite holiday. When I consider Easter, my mind doesn’t automatically drift towards dyed eggs or fluffy bunnies. When I think of the Easter story, I think of that which my Christian faith is founded on – the life of Jesus and the resurrection of my Lord and Savior. The message of Jesus’ resurrection isn’t just the greatest story ever told. It’s the fulfillment of God’s eternal plan to redeem mankind and give them eternal life.
Many of the Old Testament prophecies pointed to this miraculous event. God was faithful in fulfilling His promise to send His Son to die and rise again. Therefore, we can be confident that He will keep all His promises given to us in His Word.
The message of Easter is centered around the gospel message of the Son of God. It’s the time of year we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus from the grave.
Easter Devotional Books for Families in 2024
The following is a list of inspiring Bible studies and devotions to prepare your heart for the joy of Easter. Some are designed for personal use and others are made for families. May these messages of hope ignite your faith and joy in Christ Jesus.
Devotions for Families at Easter
Here are a couple of great devotional books for you and your family to read together during the days leading up to Easter.
The Way to the Savior: A Family Easter Devotional
Use this forty-day devotional to bring the family together and focus on the true meaning of Easter.
Amon’s Adventure: A Family Story for Easter
If you enjoy the Jotham’s Journey Advent Series, your family will love this story of Amon’s Adventure. Amon is the son of Jotham and Tabitha. With short daily devotions, this book is designed to help families discover anew the spiritual power of the resurrection story.
Easter Devotionals for Women
Here are some devotional books designed for women to personally prepare their hearts for resurrection Sunday.
The Women of Easter: Encounter the Savior with Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary Magdalene
This devotional book for women helps us to view Easter through the eyes of three Biblical women. Mary of Bethany, who prepares the way for the Lord’s burial; Mary of Nazareth, who remains by His side from His first breath to His last; and Mary Magdalene, who bravely supports her Lord through dark hours, then proclaims the news of His resurrection.
Devotions for Easter
Forty days of inspiring, inviting readings, prayers, scriptures, and beautiful images. This Easter devotional book will take you through Christ’s journey toward the cross and the miracle of His resurrection. Discover the new life available to us through the resurrection of Christ.
Easter Week Devotions
The following devotions are made to use during Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday, goes through Good Friday, and ends on Easter Sunday.
Clean on the Inside: A Family Devotional for Easter
This devotional book will help you lead your family to Jesus. Clean on the Inside was written with your own family in mind as an 8-day devotional with discussion questions to correspond with each of the days of Holy Week — Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday
Faith Gateway Has a Free Easter Devotional Ebook
Get this free devotional e-book written by popular Christian authors. The devotions contain readings for Passion Week and Easter Sunday, with inspiring messages and Biblical teachings.
Printable Easter Devotions and Activities
Here are some great printable Easter activities for adults and kids!
- Kingdom Bloggers has some beautiful resurrection adult coloring pages as a digital download with different Bible verses to color.
- Ministry to Children has a list of different Easter crafts to do with your kids
Online Devotions for Easter
Here are some more great easter devotions you can find online for free!
- Crosswalk has a variety of Easter devotions for women
- Revive Our Hearts has a devotional series entitled Get the Word in Your Home (and in Kids’ Hearts) This Easter
Great Scriptures for Easter
Finally, here are some great Bible verses about the death and resurrection of Jesus to meditate on.
As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the road He said to them, 18 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, 19 and they will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and flog and crucify, and on the third day He will be raised up.” – Matthew 20:17-19 NASB
5 When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!” 6 As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!” But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.” – John 19:5-6 NASB
It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the entire land until the ninth hour, 45 because the sun stopped shining; and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46 And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Your hands I entrust My spirit.” And having said this, He died. 47 Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he began praising God, saying, “This man was, in fact, innocent.” – Luke 23:44-47 NASB
And looking up, they noticed that the stone had been rolled away; for it was extremely large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen; He is not here; see, here is the place where they laid Him. 7 But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He told you.’” – Luke 16:4-7 NASB
An Easter Prayer
Lord, I am so thankful for the sacrifice you made for me. Thank you for putting off the form of glory to put on the form of flesh; to come, live, die, and rise again that I may spend eternity with you in the fullness of joy and glory! Holy Spirit I ask that you would help me to live each day in the knowledge of the gospel and with an awareness of how it has forever changed my life. Give me the strength and courage to share the Good News of your resurrection with others you place in my path.
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