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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

After reading this post on the Desiring God blog, we decided to adopt the tradition of making a playdough tomb as our own. Wednesday we made the playdough tomb and baked it. Although we ran out of time this week and haven't painted it yet, the kids made plenty of stick people to act out the events of the crucifixion. 

This morning, Good Friday morning, I read from John 19 about the crucifixion and the kids moved their people around, made a sign for the cross that said "Jesus [of Nazereth] King of the Jews" and set up soldiers dividing the garments among them. 

Later today we will read about Joseph of Arimathea removing the body from the cross and placing it in the tomb with the help of Nicodemus, who brought about 75 pounds of myrrh and aloes for the tomb. We will seal the stone and talk about the beginning of Sabbath, which forced the women, who longed to care for his body, to wait until the day after the Sabbath (Luke 23:56).

As the Desiring God post suggests, our kids will awake Easter morning to find our little tomb empty--the stone rolled away and the body gone. We'll find Jesus somewhere else in the house and read about his appearances to the women and his disciples.

4 comments:

Sharon said...

Have a great Easter. I'll email Jeff's Easter sermons once he has preached the last of his series on Sunday.

~ Sharon

Mrs. Edwards said...

I'll look forward to that!

Blessings to you all this Easter,
Amy

learningatourhouse said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. We discovered Resurrection eggs and used them this year to learn the lesson. My boys LOVED it! I was amazed at how they remembered the details with the use of the trinkest inside the eggs.

Eric and Pam said...

wow. that is really cool! you are such a great resource for ideas! thanks for sharing...

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