The Lenton Seasonby Doris Clark Splichal on 03/04/15
What a wonderful time to introduce your students to God's wonderful plan for us!
We have been studying about Baptism and Communion. Next Sunday we will talk about the Cross. As we discussed Communion last Sunday, several of our students told us that they did not like talking about the cross. One said, it is scary
and I don't like to talk about it. Sooo, we talked about it.
It is very important that your students understand that while Jesus did have to suffer death on that cross, it means so much more to us. It is a symbol of the Love of Jesus. It is important to talk about the fact that Jesus did not stay on that cross, that he died and came back to life, so that we, too, might have that ability. Because of the cross, we are able to be in God's family just by believing in Jesus and what he did for us. When your class looks at the cross, they need to see a symbol of God's love for us and the New Life we have because of it.
It is important that they see the resurrected Christ, talking with his disciples, eating meals with them, and giving directions for the work he expects us all to do,
We will be decorating our cross with flowers next Sunday to represent Love and New Life.
"Oh, death, where is thy sting?"