Easter Audio Series

Easter Audio Series

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - Sunday, April 21, 2019

Here at Oakwood, we believe parents are to be the primary disciple-makers of their children. It’s our job to help! That’s why we’ve produced: Jesus: King of Kings.

This audio series shares 15 short stories about Jesus’ final days on Earth, followed by discussion questions to lead your family further. We hope this tool helps your family engage in gospel conversations as you prepare to celebrate Easter together. Whether you listen at the dinner table, in the car, or on the couch, we hope you will discover the significance of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

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Episode 1: The King Enters the Holy City

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-Why do you think Jesus rode on a baby donkey instead of a strong stallion?
-What would happen if you got on the back of an animal that had never been ridden?

-Why do you think the donkey trusted Jesus to ride him?
-What would you shout if you were a part of the crowd that welcomed Jesus?
-What kind of king did the crowds expect to same them?

Episode 2: Jesus Gets Angry

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-What did Jesus say or do that was so shocking to others?
-What things did Jesus find that made Him disappointed?

-Why was it right for Jesus to be angry? What kind of anger is okay in our lives?
-Why did the Jewish leaders want to get rid of Jesus?

Episode 3: Money Matters

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-Why did the religious leaders want to get Jesus in trouble?
-Why did Jesus say that the woman who only gave two coins gave more than the men who gave loads of coins?

-The religious leaders gave God their leftovers, but the woman gave all that she had. What might it look like to give God everything you have?

Episode 4: The Greatest Commandment

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-Why do you think the religious leaders liked their life of rules?
-What commandment did Jesus say was the most important?

-What might it look like to love God with ALL you heart, mind and soul?
-What commandment did Jesus say was the next important?

Episode 5: Jesus' Worth

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-The disciples judged Mary, but how did Jesus feel towards her? How do you know?
-How do we know Mary loved Jesus with her whole heart?
-What did Judas love more than Jesus?
-What is you most precious/valuable possession? Would you give it to Jesus?

Episode 6: The Servant King

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-Why was foot washing a job for the lowest servant?
-Today, we wear socks and shoes. Even if you have stinky feet, they don't compare to how gross the feet were in Jesus' day. What gets gross in your everyday life? The floor of your car? Your junk drawer? Your messy backpack? How about the mess you make when you get sick?
-How would you feel if someone you adored cleaned up the messy parts of your life?
-Jesus washed His friends on the outside, but He also wanted to clean their inside. How would He do that?
-How is it possible for our sins to be washed away? How can our sinful hearts be made pure?

Episode 7: Jesus' Special Supper

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-Why did Jesus say His body would break like bread?
-Why did Jesus say His blood would pour out like wine?
-If you were at the dinner, what would you ask Him or tell Him after He talked about the sacrifice He would make?


Episode 8: The Greatest Teacher

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-Jesus was either a liar, a crazy person, or He was actually who He said He was––God Himself! Do you believe Jesus was actually God?
-We can't have true life without God. We need Him like grapes need a vine. Have each member of you family fill in the blank:
I need Jesus like ___________________. Be creative!

-Do you live like you need Jesus?
-How would someone know that you depend on Jesus? What might they see you do? What might they hear you say?

Episode 9: Abandoned, Betrayed, and Denied

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-What do you think was troubling Jesus the most when He was praying in the garden?
-Why did Jesus not want Peter to defend Him with a sword?
-Peter seemed so courageous, but then he got scared. Why do you think this happened?
-Would you be scared if you were in Peter's sandals?
-How do you think Peter felt after He lied and said he didn't know Jesus?
-Have you ever felt ashamed?

Episode 10: The Trial

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-Did Pilate think Jesus was dangerous?
-Did Herod think Jesus was guilty of a crime?
-Who wanted Jesus to be killed?
-How did the soldiers dress Jesus up like a king? Why did they do this?

Episode 11: The Cross

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-What would you have done if you were alive when Jesus was crucified?
-Why didn't Jesus save himself from dying on the cross?
-Why couldn't God be with Jesus when He died?


Episode 12: The Burial

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-How did the soldiers know Jesus was really dead?
-Why didn't Joseph stand up to the religious leaders before Jesus was crucified?
-Have you ever been hesitant to confess your faith in Jesus?
-How did Joseph show courage?

Episode 13: He is Risen!

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-Jesus' death on the cross paid the price of our sin. But this isn't the good news. What is the good news we celebrate at Easter?
-Because Jesus defeated death, He is able to offer us eternal life. When does eternity start?
-Eternity doesn't start when we die. Eternity can start today! Have you decided to follow Jesus and accept His gift of true life?


Episode 14: He is Alive

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-Why were the disciples hiding?
-How did Jesus' friends know He was not a ghost?
-How did Jesus respond to Thomas' doubts?
-Is it still okay to ask questions and wonder what is really true about Jesus?

Episode 15: Do You Love Me?

Take some time to talk about the following questions with your family. Pause the audio to give each member time to discuss their answer.

Questions:

-What does it mean to follow Jesus?
-In the gospels, Jesus commands Peter, "feed my sheep." Who are the sheep?
-Jesus commands Peter to take care of his followers, loving them, teaching them and guiding them. What kind of spiritual food do followers of Jesus need to be healthy and strong?
-How would your respond if Jesus asked you the same question He asked Peter? Do you love Jesus? If so, how would others know?

 

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