"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

April 7, 2009

Remembering the Lord this week

The kids and I have been piecing together the last week of Jesus' life.
Nathan really enjoyed this since he has memorized the book of Mark this year in TBQ.

We started with Sunday (the Triumphal Entry) and we've been talking about at what He did or taught each day. So, we've been saying things like"Today Jesus cleansed the temple and cursed the fig tree" etc...
Then we realized that what He did on Wednesday is a bit of a mystery. I think He must of rested after his HUGE day on Tuesday. Or I wonder if he spent time praying for Judas who met with the Pharisees that day and agreed to betray Him...
This has been a great "Easter" activity for us. Next year, I think I'll have the kids write it all out. Maybe in a calender format...
Some of us are planning on watching the Passion of the Christ this weekend. It's so agonizingly sad though, isn't it? Not all of our kids have seen it and two aren't sure they want to yet...
It is a great way to remember the price He paid for our salvation!

Here are some quotes from Oswald Chambers that seem appropriate:

"The agony in Gethsemane is the agony of the Son of God in fulfilling His destiny as the Savior of the world. The veil is drawn aside to reveal all it cost Him to make it possible for us to become sons of God."

"The center of salvation is the cross of Jesus and the reason it is so easy for us to obtain salvation is because it cost Him so much."

The cross is the point where God and sinful man merge with a crash and the way to life is opened- but the crash was on the heart of God."

Happy Resurrection Day,

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