Maundy Thursday…

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Here is the Maundy Thursday activity. I am so excited to participate in Holy Week services starting tonight. Peace be with you.

4/2 Maundy Thursday: Passover

Where to find it:
A Child’s First Bible: p.220
Jesus Storybook Bible: p.294 “A dark night in the garden”. Also, p.84 “God to the Rescue” the story of Moses and the first Passover in Egypt.
Bible: Matthew 26:26-35

Reading:
Today is Holy Thursday, also called Maundy Thursday. Jesus gathered his friends in an upper room and celebrated Passover. Passover was the yearly feast where the Israelites remembered how God had saved them from slavery in Egypt. And you know how he did it? The Israelites painted the blood of a perfect lamb around the doors of their houses. And when the Angel of Death came it couldn’t touch them. God knew it was time to rescue his people from slavery again. The blood of Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God, would save them once and for all. And so Jesus took bread and wine and told his friends that his body would break and his blood would spill for them. They ate, but they didn’t quite understand yet.

Lent box activity:
Have a family member place the token for Maundy Thursday in the box. It can be a piece of bread broken off by one person. Or everyone can break off a piece of bread themselves.

Beginning questions:
Who has sinned? (Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”)
What does sin deserve? (Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”)

More questions:
How did the Israelites protect their families from the Angel of Death in Egypt?
Whose blood saves us?
What does it mean that Jesus is called the Lamb of God?

Family Question:
Share the story of when you took your first communion.

Pray as a family:
“Broken Jesus, we thank you for the feast that comes to us out of your brokenness. We thank you for providing a suitable sacrifice for our sins. We ask that you would paint your spilled blood around the doors of our hearts and minds every day, so that life, not death would live in us. In Jesus’ name, Amen”

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