The gospel narratives give us a vivid picture of the events of Jesus' final days and hours. As teachers and parents it is important that we help our children "walk" through these. All the events of Jesus' life and ministry led to this moment in history: The perfect Son of God giving up His life on the cross. But it is also crucial that we give our children a vivid picture of what was "unseen" or more hidden in the narratives of the crucifixion. Unseen by any human eye, when Jesus died on the cross something truly amazing happened ...
[Jesus Christ]... whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins
Holy Week will soon be upon us and it's not too late to start a new tradition. Here is a wonderful idea from Noël Piper that is simple, creative and meaningful. You can easily include the whole family in this activity.
The Resurrection Tree is a bare branch, broken from a bush in the back yard, just as the Jesus Tree was. On its twigs we hang symbols that remind us of the Crucifixion and Resurrection and things that point us toward the names and facets of Jesus that are related especially to his sacrifice for our redemption.... Perhaps those discoveries will occur as we consider the state of our relationship with Jesus and our understanding of the salvation he offers us. Reading the gospel accounts of his last days (Matthew 21—28;
Mark 11—16; Luke 19—24; John 11&mdas
In this short video, Sally Michael walks us through the importance of the five levels of learning. This is a great resource for every parent and teacher.
A Vision for Encouraging Faith in the Next Generation from Children Desiring God on Vimeo.