Although it’s three weeks late, I couldn’t not write a post about our Easter Celebration this year. Our theme was “The Case for The Resurrection” so I created a lesson which walked the kids through different evidences for Christ’s resurrection. (You can click here for the full lesson: Easter 2016 Case for Resurrection). Of course we ended our celebration with a community Easter Egg hunt because it wouldn’t be Easter without remembering the new life we have been given. I hope all of you had a wonderful Easter as well!
My favorite station of this lesson was the one in which we used sour patch kids to illustrate the chances of anyone in history coming along and fulfilling just 8 Messianic prophecies (the odds are 1 in 100 Quadrillion) and it just so happened that when I looked up images for quadrillion I found this mathematical extrapolation created by Tim Urban of Wait But Why that showed the magnitude of just 1 quadrillion sour patch kids- they would take up most of lower Manhattan and dwarf the tallest building in the world. Jesus fulfilled not only 8 prophecies but over 300, further illustrating the impossibility that anyone else in history could have been the prophesied Messiah.
We played a game called “Truth or Lies” where the kids got to decide whether they were going to tell a truth or a lie and I had to get the real truth out of them by threatening parental consequences if they didn’t tell me the truth. The game was meant to illustrate the fact that people do not willingly accept consequences for something they know is a lie, especially the consequence of death. Yet nearly all of the disciples were killed because they refused to stop saying they had seen Jesus risen from the dead. They were uniquely positioned to know whether or not they were telling the truth and they died for that truth.
The Easter egg hunt included over 800 candy and sticker filled eggs
We had a visit from a real bunny too!