Are We Raising Children to Be Easter People?

As I have thought about our role in leading, raising and mentoring children, I have been wondering, especially at this time of year, whether we are raising our children to truly be Easter people. There are some characteristics of Easter people that I think are critical for us to pass on to our children in both word and role modeling. Some of those characteristics that come to mind are as follows. Easter People are:

  1. People who live with new abundant life. (John 10:10)
  2. People who live with the promise of the resurrection. (Romans 6:5)
  3. People who live with faith and hope. (Hebrews 11:1)
  4. People who rejoice always, pray constantly and give thanks in all circumstances. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
  5. People who live as obedient disciples. (2 John 1:6)
  6. People who are willing to sacrificially take up their cross for the sake of Jesus. (Matthew 16:24)
  7. People who are filled with abundant love for God and other people. (Mark 12:29-31)
  8. People who are filled with joy. (Acts 14:17)
  9. People who put Jesus as Lord (Ruler, King, Number 1) in their lives. (Romans 14:8)
  10. People who live out their faith daily. (James 2:17)

Are we raising our children as Easter people? What other things would you add to this list that the Bible says is critical to be an Easter person?

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3 Responses to Are We Raising Children to Be Easter People?

  1. ken anie says:

    will like to be part of this in every way.
    im a missionary of the gospel of JESUS CHRIST.
    hoping to hear from u soon.

  2. Tom Beagan says:

    Thank you for your work as a missionary of the Gospel.

  3. Curtis says:

    That is an interesting question, are we raising Easter people. Sometimes I have to admit that I don’t think so. However, God has a wonderful way of taking some of the mistakes I have made and bringing people into a relationship that breaths life. But it is so much easier when we keep our eyes on the goal.

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