Charm is deceptive and beauty disappears, but a woman who honors the Lord should be praised. Proverbs 31:30

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Journey to the Cross

This is a neat way to take your little ones on the Journey to the Cross. I did this with our Children's Ministry kiddos and had four big stations set up in the church gym! You can totally do this at home with your kids too! 

1. Jesus Enters Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) - Read Matthew 21:1-11 Talk about the disciples were obedient in v6. Discuss how sometimes we cannot understand God's plan, but we are called to be obedient to His instructions. Highlight how the people there sang praise to Christ, God's son. Make a palm branch out of hands. (Scripture focus: Matthew 21:9b)

2. The Last Supper - Read Matthew 26:26-30, Talk about how the Passover refers to God's protection and deliverance during the days of Moses. Discuss how at this "Last Supper" Jesus foretold how His body would be broken for us and His blood would have the power to cleanse our sins. He was becoming our sacrifice--The true Passover Lamb of God. Have a homemade loaf of bread there for the group, have a piece of bread with jam on it.

3. The Crucifixion -  Read Matthew 27:27-37, discuss how Jesus took our sins upon himself. He allowed Himself to be given as the sacrifice for our sins. He died so that we could have eternal life. Make a craft stick cross.

4. The Resurrection -  Read Matthew 28:1-10, Discuss how Jesus forever broke the chains of death, hell, and the grave. His resurrection guaranteed our eternal life. Make a paper plate empty tomb.


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