ABC 2018 Easter Lessons (Excerpt)

ABC 2018 Easter Lessons (Excerpt)

Help your students focus on the real meaning of Easter with two lessons that cover Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, his crucifixion, and his Resurrection. Students will be able to identify why Jesus suffered and died on the Cross and why his Resurrection is such an important part of the gospel. Most of all, they will see Jesus’ great love for them to take the punishment for sin and conquer death so they can have eternal life in heaven.

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      When Jesus rode on a donkey into Jerusalem, people took off their cloaks and laid them on the road before he came. They also cut tree branches and laid them on the road. This covered the dirt and made a special path for Jesus to ride on.

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      Draw a circle around the two pictures that are most important and then color the pictures.

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      Use the code below to fill in the blanks and complete the verse.

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      The Cross is more than a religious symbol or decoration. It shows how much Jesus loves us!

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      Jesus entered Jerusalem, and the people welcomed him as their king and Messiah. The Jewish religious leaders were jealous and sought to kill Jesus. He was arrested, tried, and crucified. Jesus took the punishment we deserve for sin, so that all who repent and trust in him will be saved.

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      We encourage you to review the lesson by playing the following game. Teams will answer questions and roll the dice to complete a simple drawing to win. Who will finish their drawing first?

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      How many words can you find?

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      Unscramble the words to complete the verse.

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      Use the code to fill in each blank and complete the verse.

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      We encourage you to review the lesson by playing the following game. Students will race to grab a plastic egg and answer questions to earn points for their team.

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      Jesus was crucified and placed in a tomb, but on the third day he rose from the dead! He appeared to Mary, his disciples, and other followers to show he had risen. Jesus’ death and Resurrection conquered sin and death so we can have forgiveness of sin and the promise of eternal life with God.

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      Which pictures come from the Bible?

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      Jesus’ followers were excited to hear the good news that Christ had risen. Jesus conquered death so we can have forgiveness and eternal life. We should be excited to share this message with our friends and family, too.

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      This script is to be used as part of the lesson but may also be used again as an optional hands-on activity.

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      Is the statement true or false? Click on the cross for true and the egg for false.

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      How many words can you find?

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      Use the pictures in the decoder to complete the angel’s message to the women who came to Jesus’ tomb.

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      How many words can you find?

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      When the women came to the tomb where Jesus was laid, an angel had rolled away the stone that was in front of the entrance so they could see it was empty. The angel told them Jesus had risen just as he said.

    • When Justin and Jessie attend a funeral for their friend Mrs. Smith, they find out that it doesn’t have to be a sad time when someone dies, if that person knows Jesus.

    • Justin borrowed Matt’s favorite game and it accidentally got ruined. Justin can’t afford to buy a new one. How is he going to break the news to Matt?