Holy Week presents Christians with an opportunity to revisit and remember the depths of Jesus’ redeeming love. Make this week meaningful by using one or some of the resources below.
Jouney with Jesus
Experience through scripture, activity and personal reflection the steps Jesus took towards the cross, never retreating, to redeem us from sin and death. This resource was a collaborative effort with two dear friends– such a sweet time of interaction for the three of us with the Holy Spirit guiding.
“Journey with Jesus” was created to be used in one sitting (for children’s ministry classroom on Palm Sunday and/or Good Friday), but it is easy to stretch out over several days. Please consider downloading and using these materials to assist you creating a memorable Holy Week for you and your family, church, or small group.
Journey with Jesus Links
The Journey with Jesus experience is comprised of three parts: the lesson plan, the map, and the “destinations.”
Journey with Jesus Lesson Plan: You’ll need one lesson plan per teacher/family. Be sure to read through the lesson plan in its entirety to see how all of the parts work together and decide what adaptations you’d like to make so this plan works for your situation. This plan was originally written to work with The Story for Children: A Storybook Bible, by Max Lucado, Randy Frazee and Karen Davis Hill, and works well independently from The Story for Children.
Journey with Jesus Map: You’ll need one map per participant. Each participant will draw a predetermined, easy-to-draw symbol on the map as each “destination” is visited. When complete, participants will have a reusable Holy Week map and scripture guide.
Destination Resources: As you proceed on your journey you’ll make stops at various “destinations.” Each “destination” has a picture illustrating a particular scene, a scripture to read, and a symbol to copy onto the map. There are two downloads per “destination.” Resources for “destinations” 1-8 can be found in numerical order when you open the link.
Should you download these resources, will you please be sure to let me know and how you plan to use them? I’d also love to hear how using these resources blessed your Holy Week experience.
A Christian Passover
In the Spring of 2014, I had the pleasure of leading women to see Christ in the Passover meal as we shared in that meal together. As I prepared the order of worship (Haggadah), I was able to borrow words and perspective from Ann Voskamp who made her words available without copyright issues. The result was really beautiful, and Ann shared it on her blog. Click here to read why a Christian Passover might be just the thing you need to experience this Easter.
May you experience the fullest blessings that we have in Christ this Easter.