We don’t know how many of those who shouted ‘Hosanna’ on Palm Sunday then shouted ‘Crucify him!’ a few days later. How easily are any of us influenced by what our friends say and do? Something important to talk about.
Jesus Clears the Temple
The thought of Jesus being angry might surprise some children. A good opportunity here to think about what makes us angry and when it is okay to express that anger.
It's Good to Give
‘Whenever you do something for someone in need it’s as if you’re doing it for me’. An important lesson for children – that Jesus loves us to give and puts great value on things that are especially sacrificial for us.
How do we serve communion in our churches and why do we do it? We learn here what Jesus taught about sharing bread and wine.
Sharing this story with children is so sad, and it is horrible to think of Jesus being so afraid just before his arrest. BUT we know it wasn’t the end – Sunday is coming!
A day of triumph and joy as Jesus rose from the dead and proved to be just who he said he was. Hallelujah!