Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter

During our Easter Party we made the Resurrection Eggs.


Egg 1 : The Donkey
The donkey reminds us of Christ's entry into Jerusalem.
Matthew 21:1-9
 Egg 2 : The Coins
The coins remind us of the 30 pieces of silver Judas received for betraying Jesus into the hands of the Jewish Leaders. 
Matthew 26:14-16, 46-50, 27:1-5
 Egg 3 : The Cup
The cup reminds us of Jesus' last supper with His disciples before His crucifixion.  It was what was used for the wine, which is drunk in memory of Christ's blood that He shed for us and our sins. 
Matthew 26:17-19, 26-28; Exodus 12:3

 Egg 4 : Praying Hands
The praying hands remind us of Jesus visiting the Garden of Gethsemane to pray.
Mark 14:32-42
 Egg 5 : Leather Strip
The leather reminds us of the whip used to give Jesus 39 lashes after His trail by Pilate.
John 10:1-15
 Egg 6 : Crown of Thorns
The crown of thorns reminds us of the crown that the soldiers placed on Jesus' head while mocking Him, saying "Hail, King of the Jews!"
Matthew 27:29
 Egg 7 : Three Nails
The three nails remind us of the nails that were driven into Jesus' hands and feet to nail Him to the cross.
John 19:16-22
 Egg 8 : One Die
This one die reminds us of the Roman soldiers gambling for Jesus' robe.
John 18:23-25
 Egg 9 : The Spear
This item reminds us of the spear that the Roman soldiers used to pierce Jesus' side when He was on the cross.
John 19:31-37
 Egg 10 : Linen
The linen reminds us of the cloth used by Joseph of Arimathea to wrap Jesus' body after He died on the cross. 
Matthew 27: 57-61
 Egg 11 : The Stone
The stone reminds us of the tomb with the stone rolled away.
Matthew 28:1-2
 Egg 12 : The Empty Egg
The empty egg reminds us of the empty tomb and Jesus' resurrection from the dead!
Matthew 28:5-8

 WE HAVE ALL SINNED...
“No one is righteous—not even one. No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.... For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard." (Romans 3:10-12, 23)

THEREFORE WE NEED TO BE SAVED...
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ  Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23) The only way to escape eternal death and condemnation is to be saved.

GOD HAS PROVIDED A WAY OF SALVATION
Jesus died for our sins. He paid the ultimate price for our sins. "But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." (Romans 5:8)

HOW DO WE RECEIVE SALVATION?
"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved ... For Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:9-10,13)

THE RESULTS OF SALVATION...
Salvation through Jesus Christ brings us into a relationship of peace with God, free of    condemnation, full of love. Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. (Romans 5:1) So now there is no condemnation for those who  belong to Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)

How To Be Saved

Pray to God and…
1. Admit you are a sinner before Him
2. Understand that as a sinner, you deserve death.
3. Believe Jesus Christ, being God, died on the cross to save you from sin and death.
4. Repent by turning from your old life of sin to a new life in Christ.
5. Receive, through faith in Jesus Christ, his free gift of  salvation.

Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the  Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)


We went on an Easter Egg Hunt. I didn't get many pictures because the kiddos were fast!









 We played a couple of relay races!
















 And of course some YUMMY food!!!!

Happy Easter!!!!!!!
Christ is Risen
He is Risen Indeed!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Zambia

What an amazing week we had! Our goal was to raise 1,000 dollars in change for the children of Zambia. Well, needless to say God did a giant miracle. Instead of 1,000 dollars we raised 3,900!!!!!

Almost ALL in change!!!!!
I am pretty sure that as we were counting the money, it multiplied! :)
The kiddos did a great job collecting the money, weighing it, sorting it and yes counting it!!!
Thank you for all of your support!!!