Thursday, March 14, 2013

Jesus Christ is Our Savior - Week 3

This is a continuation from last week's activity.  Again, you may intersperse this activity with teaching "If the Savior Stood Beside Me" or other song practice.  You will need the following numbered eggs with objects placed inside them:

Egg 10 - Piece of white cloth & Egg 11 - Spices

One of Jesus' disciples asked Pilate if he could care for Jesus' body after He died. Pilate agreed to let him do this.  Mary & Mary Magdalene wrapped Jesus' body in linen & used spices to preserve His body.  They would return to do this again in a few days.

Egg 12 - Rock

A large rock was rolled in front of the tomb.  The Pharisees asked Pilate to place a guard in front of the tomb...Jesus had told them that He would rise on the third day.  They were afraid that the disciples might come & take the body to make it look like Jesus had risen.

Egg 13 - Empty egg

An angel of the Lord descended from heaven & rolled back the stone from the tomb.  When Mary & Mary Magdalene returned, they entered the tomb & saw an angel of the Lord who told them, "Be not affrighted:  Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified; He is risen; He is not here."  Mary Magdalene ran to tell Jesus' disciples.  They ran to the tomb & saw that it was empty.

Jesus first appeared to Mary Magdalene while she was in the garden mourning.  She turned & saw Jesus standing there, but she did not recognize Him.  She thought He was the gardener or caretaker.  Jesus called Mary by her name...she realized it was the Savior & cried, "Rabboni" (Master).  Jesus asked Mary not to touch Him because He had not yet ascended to His Father in Heaven.  He told her to go to the apostles & tell them what she had seen.

Bear testimony of your love for the Savior, the resurrection, & the blessings we receive from it.

Other songs for practice include:
On a Golden Springtime
Did Jesus Really Live Again?
Jesus Has Risen