Thursday, April 24, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
So not only have my children and I walked through Holy Week, but also through our Wed evening Bible Study.
I help teach the 5-7 yr old class at our Fellowship and we have journeyed together through Jesus' final days here on earth over the past two Wednesday's.
I love to use a "Taste and see that the Lord is good" (psalm 34:8) approach to teaching, meaning the more senses + hands on the better!!
So we traveled a bit as disciples with Jesus around the church. We washed feet, walked into Jerusalem on a stuffed donkey + waved palms, celebrated the last supper together, prayed in the garden of Gethsemane + fell asleep. Through His word witnessed the arrest of Jesus, how they mocked him with a crown of thorns + drove nails into His hands. How He took the full punishment of our sin + died in our place on the cross
...and how that wasn't the end of the story. xoxo
One of the activities we did to help show the burial and resurrection of Christ was to make Resurrection Rolls.
• 2 cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
• 8 large marshmallows
• Melted butter
1. Give each child two triangle shaped section of crescent roll. Press one seam together to make a rectangle. This represents the tomb.
2. Each child take a fork and pierce one marshmallow which represents the body of Christ. His body was pierced for our transgressions.
"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:53. Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with upon burial.
4. Lay the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap it around the marshmallow. Placing the body of Jesus in the tomb.
5. Make sure all seams are pinched together well. Seal the tomb
6. Place in a sprayed muffin tins and bake according to package directions. Place a piece of tin foil or cookie sheet under your muffin tin. --The marshmallow get's crazy and bubble over!
7. Wait "three days" and remove from oven. We jumped and shook around from the earthquake and pretended we saw the Angel of the Lord!
8. Make sure they cool and break open the tomb and the body of Christ is no longer there!!
9. Celebrate God's love!
"He is not here; He has risen!" --Happy Easter!!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
As we walk through Holy week, around the breakfast table the children and I are following the journey of Jesus. Below is a couple of guidelines I found online to help with chronological order.
May God breath fresh on His word as we draw close to Him in celebration!
Friday/Saturday Matthew Mark Luke John
Jesus arrives in Bethany 12:1
Mary anoints Jesus 12:2-8
Crowd comes to see Jesus 12:9-11
Triumphal entry into Jerusalem 21:1-11 11:1-10 19:28-44 12:12-18
Some Greeks seek Jesus 12:20-36Jesus weeps over Jerusalem 19:14
Enters Temple 11:11
Returns to Bethany 21:17 11:11
Jesus curses the fig tree 21:18-19 11:12-14
Clears the temple 21:12-13 11:15-17 19:45-46
Returns to Bethany with the twelve 11:19
Disciples see the withered fig tree on the 21:20-22 11:20-21
--return to Jerusalem
Temple controversies in Jerusalem 1:23--23:39 11:27--12:44 20:1--21:4
Olivet Discourse on the return to Bethany 24:1-25:46 13:1-37 21:5-36
Jesus continues daily teaching in the temple 21:37-38
Sanhedrin plots to kill Jesus 26:3-5 14:1-2 22:1-2
Preparations for the Passover 26:17-19 14:12-16 22:7-13
Passover meal/Last Super 26:20-35 14:17-26 22:14-30
Upper Room Discourse 13:1-17:26
Jesus prays in Gethsemane 26:36-46 14:32-42 22:39-46
Betrayal and arrest (after midnight?) 26:47-56 14:43-52 22:47-53 18:2-12
-before Annas 18:13-24
-before Caiaphas and part of the Sanhedrin 26:57-75 14:53-72 22:54-65 18:19-24
-before full Sanhedrin (after sunrise?) 27:1-2 15:1 22:66-71
-before Pilate 27:2-14 15:2-5 23:1-5
-before Herod 23:13-25
-before Pilate 27:15-26 15:6-15 23:13-25 18:28-19:16
Crucifixion (approx. 9am to 3pm) 27:27-54 15:16-39 23:26-49 19:16-37
Burial (evening) 27:57-61 15:42-47 23:50-54 19:38-42
Empty-tomb witnesses 28:1-8 16:1-8 24:1-12
Resurrection appearances 28:9-20 16:9-20 24:13-53 20:1-21:25
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
This morning I sit here sipping on my steaming cup of coffee (swirled with a topping of whipped cream). The rain is pecking at the window, skies are gray. Mickey Mouse Club House is floating in from the living room along with a few random giggles.
This week has nipped hard at my heels!
I was in charge of the cake.
Party was at two. I call at two thirty, "WHEN is his party?? Next week?"
"Right now." #auntoftheyear #fail #quickmarketrun
Three little candles sticking out of a pre-made cookie was pretty pathetic.
Good news? His is Birthday wasn't actually until Tuesday. His cake was made. He was happy + we were able to celebrate for a second time!
Life is what you make of it + I choose joy!
Posted by Baby be Blessed at 1:21 PM