Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Easter 12 Word Poem and activities

Poem By Jen Hunt for Spring Lake Church Easter event
I found most of this (except the poem lines and the words in capital letters which I added) on the following website. http://www.teachkidsthebible.com/biblelessons/resurrectioneggs.htm



Poem by itself
DONKEY
On a lowly donkey the Savior rode to town
All Jerusalem was cheering and throwing palm leaves down
PERFUME
Grateful Mary wept and poured rich perfume at his feet
Preparing him for burial with fragrance strong and sweet

BREAD
The night before our Savior died, he ate dinner with his friends
Teaching how his body would be broken just for them
SILVER
Judas for some silver betrayed Jesus to the Jews
Later on, no money could relieve the guilt he knew

CROSS
From the moment he arrived Jesus’ life aimed toward the cross
For the joy set before him, he’d gladly die to save the lost
CROWN
Mocking soldiers crowned him with sharp thorns until he bled
Though shamed, he knew one day he’d wear the victor’s crown instead.
DICE
Those greedy, cruel soldiers even gambled for Christ’s coat
The meek Owner of the Universe just watched and let them gloat
NAIL
If you think about the nail marks Jesus bore on his hands
You’ll know how much he suffered to bring sinners to his land.
VINEGAR
The punishment he bore for us was nasty, dark and bitter
Neither vinegar nor gall could make the penalty any sweeter
SPICE

Had their leader really died? His fearful friends ran in turmoil,
While Joseph of Arimethea used spice and clothes for his burial.
ROCK
Jesus’ tomb was sealed with a large, round stone
No one would be strong enough to move it on their own.
EMPTY
At last, three days later, awesome news broke their strife
The tomb was empty! Jesus had come back to life!

Jesus’ death and resurrection proves that though God does hate sin
He’ll go to any measure to bring sinners back to him.



Egg Number 1
Message: Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people waved palm branches.
Passage: Matthew 21:1-11.
Item: A small plastic leaf or a piece of a palm branch or a blade of grass.

DONKEY
On a lowly donkey the Savior rode to town
All Jerusalem was cheering and throwing palm leaves down

Egg Number 2
Message: Mary poured expensive perfume on Jesus' feet.
Passage: John 12:2-8.
Item: Cotton ball with perfume on it.
PERFUME
Grateful Mary wept and poured rich perfume at his feet
Preparing him for burial with fragrance strong and sweet

Egg Number 3
Message: Jesus ate the Last Supper with His disciples.
Passage: Matthew 26:17-19.
Item: A small piece of cracker to represent the passover bread.
BREAD
The night before our Savior died, he ate dinner with his friends
Teaching how his body would be broken just for them

Egg Number 4
Message: Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
Passage: Matthew 27:3.
Item: Three dimes
SILVER
Judas for some silver betrayed Jesus to the Jews
Later on, no money could relieve the guilt he knew



Egg Number 5
Message: Jesus carried His cross.
Passage: John 19:17.
Item: A toothpick that is cut and glued in the form of a cross.
CROSS
From the moment he arrived Jesus’ life aimed toward the cross
For the joy set before him, he died to save the lost

Egg Number 6
Message: Soldiers placed a crown of thorns on Jesus' head.
Passage: John 19:2.
Item: A small thorny branch or a single large thorn (a toothpick would work too)
CROWN
Mocking soldiers crowned him with sharp thorns until he bled
Though shamed, he knew one day he’d wear the victor’s crown instead.


Egg Number 7
Message: Soldiers parted Jesus' garments and cast lots for His coat.
Passage: John 19:23.
Item: Miniature dice
DICE
Those greedy, cruel soldiers even gambled for Christ’s coat
The meek Owner of the Universe just watched and let them gloat


Egg Number 8
Message: Jesus was nailed to a cross and pierced in His side.
Passage: John 19:18,37 and John 20:25-29.
Item: A nail or push pin
NAIL
If you think about the nails Jesus bore on his hands
You’ll know how much he suffered to bring sinners to his land.

Egg Number 9
Message: They gave Jesus vinegar mixed with gall on a sponge to drink.
Passage: Matthew 27:34.
Item: A q-tip
VINEGAR
The punishment he bore for us was nasty, dark and bitter
Neither vinegar nor gall could make the penalty any sweeter

Egg Number 10
Message: Spices to prepare Jesus for burial.
Passage: John 19:40.
Item: a few whole cloves or other whole spices.
SPICE

Had their leader really died? The fearful disciples ran in turmoil,
While Joseph of Arimethea used spice and clothes for his burial.

Egg Number 11
Message: The stone covering Jesus' tomb was rolled away.
Passage: John 20:1.
Item: A small rock.
ROCK
Jesus’ tomb was sealed with a large, round stone
No one would be strong enough to move it alone.

Egg Number 12
Message: The tomb is empty. He has risen!
Item: Nothing
EMPTY
At last, three days later, Good News stopped their strife
The tomb was empty! Jesus had come back to life!

Jesus’ death and resurrection proves that though God does hate sin
He’ll go to any measure to bring sinners back to him.

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