Easter Sunday: April 1st

God’s love is stronger than death, stronger than hurt, stronger than lying and cheating and stealing and fighting and hurting and hating—not even the Enemy is stronger than God’s love. God’s love is always enough and more than enough. Amen and Alleluia.

That is our story.
— Beulah Land, Passion and Resurrection

Godly Play I, II & III: Faces of Easter VII

In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace… Ephesians 1:7

Summary: We have arrived at Easter! Today’s lesson is about the Passion and Resurrection. As the children hear of Jesus dying and being buried, they expect the story to end in sadness. Instead it finishes with great joy… Easter joy! Listen to the words told in our story as the storyteller flips the set pieces back and forth, When you look at this side (crucifixion), you know that the other side is there (Easter). When you look at this side (Easter), you know that this side (crucifixion) is there, and you cannot pull them apart. This is the Mystery of Easter, and that makes all the difference …

I Wonder…: what part of this story you liked most? where Jesus was when he was dead? where he is now? why is it so important that Jesus died and was resurrected? what that has to do with you and me?

Additional Followup: Sing songs of rejoicing! Dance around! Give way to joy! Today is a celebration. I wonder what practices you can use with your family to celebrate Easter?

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