OBJECT:small piece of cloth ripped slightly so it can be ripped in two easily
In Bible days, Jerusalem had a temple with a great curtain. This curtain hid the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark was a gold box that showed God is with us always. But the curtain kept people away from God. That’s because sin keeps us from being close to God. But Jesus died for our sins. He wants us to be close to God. When He died on the cross, the curtain hiding the Ark of the Covenant was ripped in two like this piece of cloth. (rip the piece of cloth) That’s because Jesus took the punishment for our sins. Now we don’t have anything separating us from God. God wants us to be close to Him. All we have to do now is accept Jesus as our Savior from sin.
This object lesson is reposted from an earlier post.
What’s Easter All About?
Objects: pictures or objects that symbolize the following: Easter egg, chocolate Easter bunny, candy, Easter basket, Easter bunny, Spring, Easter clothes, church, cross. Show the objects as you say the following.
When most children think about Easter, they think about a lot of things.
Some children like to color Easter eggs and have Easter egg hunts.
Some children think about getting a gigantic chocolate Easter bunny or candy in their Easter baskets on Easter Sunday morning.
Then of course, there’s the Easter bunny.
Spring break at schools are usually around Easter.
Some children think about Spring and how they get to play outside more.
Still other children’s parents always buy them a new outfit they can wear to church on Easter.
Some families only go to church on Easter.
All these things make us think about Easter. But the most important thing to think about on Easter is that Jesus died for our sins. Three days later, on Easter Sunday, He rose again so we can be with Him forever on Earth and later in Heaven.
He did this so we can be close to God. That’s the best part about Easter.