Easter

What Was Jesus Doing on Day Four of Passion Week? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.John 15:13 Jesus talked a lot about giving on Day Four of Passion Week.  Of course He had every right to do that since He was about to give the ultimate gift of His life on the cross for the sins of the world. Encourage your children to give today as you talk about how much Jesus gave.  Bake Easter cookies (see recipe below) in…

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Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Maundy Thursday Crafts: Video and More Ideas! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Maundy Thursday Crafts: Video and More Ideas! Pages Maundy Thursday Crafts: Video and More Ideas! Watch to see 3 crafts that will help you to explore the events of Maundy Thursday.  You will need: squares of paper, paper plates, card, paper, scissors, wool, foil, play dough and the play dough mats (below) This is Only a Snippet of a Children’s Ministry Christian Article written by Unknown Read Full Article

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Good Friday Crafts: Video and More Ideas! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Crafts to help you explore the events of Good Friday. You will need: Hammer, nails, piece of wood, wool, paint, oil, paper, paintbrush, paint container. Good Friday Play Dough Mat Tape resist cross This is Only a Snippet of a Children’s Ministry Christian Article written by Unknown Read Full Article

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What Was Jesus Doing on Day Five of Passion Week? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”Mark 9:35 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another”John 13:34 Read about the full day Jesus had as His impending death was fast approaching on Day Five of Passion Week. During His Last Supper that evening, His disciples were arguing about who would have the greatest positions. …

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What was Jesus Doing on Day Six of Passion Week? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

picture from Read and Share Bible I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me—that Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said.  He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, as the Scriptures said.1 Cor. 15:3-4 Day Six of Passion Week is the day that Jesus was put on the cross.  It is  the most crucial focal point in history. Think with…

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Easter day Crafts: Video and More Ideas! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Celebrate the new life of resurrection with this butterfly craft. You will need: two squares of coloured paper (one smaller than the other), string. Easter Egg Prayers Easter Day colouring sheet Easter Day Play Dough Mats This is Only a Snippet of a Children’s Ministry Christian Article written by Unknown Read Full Article

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(Podcast) Foundations: The Awkward In-Between – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Some of us are more than a month into quarantine and “normal” life may seem like a distant memory. Now that we’re living in the “awkward in-between,” how can Jesus’ time after his Resurrection help guide us through these uncertain times? Join Rick as he continues a series exploring the foundational truths connected to Jesus and his mission in our lives. Let’s explore what Jesus did in the 40 days post-Resurrection. LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE NOW Have you joined…

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What Was Jesus Doing on Day Seven of Passion Week? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.Matthew 28:6 Read about what was happening on Day Seven of Passion Week. It was a dark day for Jesus’ disciples – they thought He was in the tomb, but they could not imagine what He was actually up to during their darkest moments!! Emphasize all day that when things look dark in our lives, God is busy at work, taking care of the things that concern us, even though…

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(Podcast) Foundations: “Up From the Grave” – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Jesus was able to take death seriously while also not being afraid of it. In a time where we seem to be surrounded by death, let’s start to focus on hope and how Jesus gives us hope. Join Rick as he continues a series exploring the foundational truths connected to Jesus and his mission in our lives.… The post (Podcast) Foundations: “Up From the Grave” appeared first on YouthMinistry.com. This is Only a Snippet of a Youth Ministry Christian Article…

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Why does God allow Coronavirus and other types of suffering? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve posted prayer requests on Facebook for a young single mom who was critically ill and near death with a respiratory distress syndrome like that seen with COVID-19, and more recently, a young father who contracted the virus working as an ER nurse in the very same hospital where he now lies in intensive care, connected to a ventilator. A former coworker posted this reply to my prayer request: This might be a controversial…

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Jesus’ Resurrection Day!! – Train Up The Child – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

IT’S SUNDAY MORNING! “Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Savior,waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!Vainly they watch his bed, Jesus my Savior,vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior;He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!”Up from the grave He arose;with a mighty triumph o’er his foes;He arose a victor from the dark domain,and He lives forever, with His saints to reign.He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!” I passed…

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He is risen – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

Hi how are you? I pray you are all well and loving God. We are still in lockdown and Easter has been very different for us this year. However, I believe we are currently in a state of preparation so that is what I am doing. I am not storing food or other things but getting caught up around the house. Then I am going to spend more time with God and doing the things He has called me to…

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Redeeming the Cosmos—Why Even Atheists Long for the Promise of Resurrection – Christian Article

This post is adapted from The Bedrock of Christianity: The Unalterable Facts of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection by Justin W. Bass. *** The earliest followers of Jesus did not just claim that Jesus rose from the dead but that his resurrection was the inauguration of God’s new creation right in the middle of history: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come!” (2 Cor 5:17). The resurrection…

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The Problem of Pain- YouthMinistry.com – Youth Ministry Christian Article

With the coming of Easter, we also look forward to Good Friday. Although it is “good,” it is also a day filled with a lot of pain. What can we learn from this pain as we apply it to our everyday reality? Join Rick and his wife Bev as they continue a series exploring the foundational truths connected to Jesus and his mission in our lives. Let’s explore the story of Jesus and the death of Lazarus in John 11:1-44,…

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Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry: Holy Saturday Craft Video: DIY Scratch Art – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

A craft to help you to explore the events of Holy Saturday. You will need: Shiny or holographic card, coloured/ patterned paper, sticky back plastic or lamination pouch and laminator, dark coloured paint, washing up liquid, paint pot, paintbrush, cocktail stick. This is Only a Snippet of a Children’s Ministry Christian Article written by Unknown Read Full Article

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Exploring the Differences in the Gospel Accounts of the Easter Story – Christian Article

Many Christians this Easter will open up their Bibles and read the gospel accounts of the Easter story: Jesus’ trial, death, and resurrection. All four gospels tell of this event, which makes sense, the Resurrection is the heart of the Christian faith, after all. Yet the careful reader will observe that the accounts do vary from writer to writer. There are different accounts of the time of day of Jesus’ death, the witnesses who were present, the interactions between Jesus…

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A Good Friday Fish Tale – End Times Christian Article

In honor of Good Friday and on a lighter note; someone I know caught a large striped bass and made it into a movie with a gospel presentation. Thought you might enjoy watching it, and if you know of any sportsmen out there, you could send them the link—it would be a great way to get the gospel to them. This is Only a Snippet of a End Times Christian Article written by William Frederick, M. Div. Read Full Article

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Resurrection Hope for a Different Kind of Easter – Youth Ministry Christian Article

In a world marked by fear and concern over COVID-19, this Easter is going to look very different for us and for our students. The gathering of family at grandma’s house for Easter dinner is cancelled due to social distancing. The church building will sit empty on what is typically one of its busiest days. Although the church pews may be vacant and our Easter traditions are put on hold, the hope of the empty tomb remains. Without the Resurrection…

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Easter Canceled? Not on Your Life! – Christian Article

By Max Lucado [Sign up to receive the once-a-week free email devotional, An Encouraging Word from Max Lucado] There has been much discussion recently over what to believe. Are the coronavirus numbers accurate? Are the reports from other countries dependable? Dare we be optimistic about treatments and vaccines?Like you, I’ve struggled to separate caution from overreaction. There was one headline, however, that we can quickly discard. Don’t believe it. Don’t fall for it. The message just ain’t true. Here it…

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What Makes Good Friday so Good? – Christian Article

With the remembrance of Jesus’ resurrection only two days away, what makes Good Friday so good?  For Christians worldwide, Good Friday is a pivotal day because it’s the beginning of the end.  The end of the weight of our sin and the beginning of a new relationship with the one true God.  It’s a celebration of the most monumentous weekend in the history of the world. Christians have long claimed the death and resurrection of Jesus to be the unequivocal…

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A Complete, At-Home Easter Lesson for Families – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

You can create an awesome Easter experience for families during the COVID-19 pandemic with great ideas from childrensministry.com! Adapt this Easter Sunday school lesson from Group Publishing’s Dig In Sunday school curriculum for families to use at home. It teaches kids that Jesus came back to life so we can live forever. Pick and choose the sections to create the perfect lesson for families. (Permission granted to share this lesson in part or whole with families.) Prep Dig In to the…

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Betrayed by Judas | Easter Good Friday Devotional by Max Lucado – Christian Article

When betrayal comes, what do you do? Get out? Get angry? Get even? You have to deal with it some way. Let’s see how Jesus dealt with it. Begin by noticing how Jesus saw Judas. “Jesus answered, “Friend, do what you came to do.” (Matthew 26:50) Of all the names I would have chosen for Judas it would not have been ‘friend’. What Judas did to Jesus was grossly unfair. There is no indication that Jesus ever mistreated Judas. There…

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An Easter service for the disability community – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It was one month ago today when most Christians last experienced a Sunday worship service inside a church building. The quarantines and social distancing necessitated by the coronavirus have produced the unintended benefit of reminding us of how much we value corporate worship. I’ve seen many friends express their sense of loss on different social media platforms, especially during Easter Week. Our experience of church over the last four weeks is what every week is like for too many families…

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Celebrating Easter | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Hey friends! Here is another email that I’ve sent to the parents in our ministry. It is filled with ideas parents can use this week as they celebrate Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. I just wanted to share it with you in case you might find some things that will work in your ministry too. I hope this is a meaningful week of reflection and rejoicing as we move toward Easter Sunday. Your friend, Mr. Mark Dear Parents— With Easter arriving…

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What was Jesus Doing on Day Two of Passion Week – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

What happened on Day Two of Passion Week? Click to find out. Tell your children the events of this day some 2000 years ago.  You can be very animated as you tell of Jesus cleansing the temple because He loved God’s house so much and people were not respecting it. Jesus said His house is a house of prayer. Talk of ways to respect your church (keep it clean, don’t run inside, listen to your teachers, etc.) Be thankful for…

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