When my children were little I was looking for something to do with them to teach them about the real meaning of Easter. I wanted them to experience, learn and understand the picture of Jesus as the Passover lamb - how his death was foretold in the old testament, how the Passover lamb was a picture of Jesus, the Lamb of God. I wanted them to have a tangible experience of what God did for us – of forgiveness. I came up with the Passover lamb - a weeklong celebration of Easter.
Every night for a week starting the Sunday before Easter and ending Easter morning we have a little bible lesson with our kids. We go through the Passover what it means, how Jesus was the Passover lamb, we make unleavened bread, we pray for and anoint our house like the children of Israel had to anoint their doors when the last plague came over Egypt, we talk about sin and forgiveness. Each day we attach a sin to our little stuffed lamb and on Good Friday we take our sins and put them on a cross, Saturday we cover the cross and our sins. On Sunday morning the sins are gone and have been replaced with gifts, which represent our gift from God – eternal life through the power of the resurrection.
This has been a wonderful experience with our family so I decided to pass it along to others. The time spent with our children in the Word is the most valuable time ever spent with anyone. My prayer is that you will learn and be blessed with your children as I have by doing this with my children.
God bless you as you train up your children!
“For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:”
White Stuffed Lamb for each child
Cross (we use a 2-1/2' cross made from a 2x4)
Unleavened Bread Recipe
Grape Juice (for Communion)
Sunday Before Easter: The Passover Lamb
Monday: Unleavened Bread
Tuesday: Cross at the Door (Make Cross)
Wednesday: Pray for the enemy (make witness/easter card)
Thursday: Last Supper (take communion)
Friday: Crucifixion (Lamb is gone, put sins on cross)
Saturday: Jesus is the Passover Lamb/Forgiveness (Sins away)
Sunday Morning: HE IS RISEN
I got this recipe over 10 years ago and don't remember where I got it from so I can't give the person credit. :( This is not my own recipe but we love it.
1- cup whole pecans
3 egg whites
pinch of salt