Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Hope Co-op - Welcome to Week Three!

Easter, also known as Resurrection Day, is my favorite holiday of the year. We are able to set aside this special time to remember God’s gift to us –  Eternity!

From Palm Sunday to Ascension Day, this time helps us recall the events that changed our world forever, and gave us promise and HOPE. Even though our society has moved away from the Christian significance of Easter, we have a perfect opportunity to use these holidays to teach our children about our Lord and His love, His priceless gift to all believers.

Christian holidays serve many purposes in people’s lives, but I tend to look at Christian holidays as both a way to focus our attention on the Lord and all that He has done for us, as well as to instruct the children on His life, death and resurrection. Whether the holiday is Christmas, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, or Easter, the focus is on Him and the events of His life.

As a child, I learned some things about Easter, but I never connected all of the bits and pieces. I knew that Jesus rode the donkey on Palm Sunday – while I didn’t realize that this was all part of prophecies from the Old Testament. I knew that Jesus was killed on Good Friday – I didn’t understand the complexity and inevitableness of this event. I knew that Easter Sunday was a celebration of His resurrection – but I didn’t realize the magnitude of the event we were celebrating – His resurrection, and our salvation. So much to learn, and what a joy it is to be right in the middle of the learning process with the whole family and with our Facebook Friends!

Welcome to Week Three of our Easter HOPE Co-op! This week we will be focusing on these learning objectives from the Easter Unit Study Adventure as we celebrate Holy Week:
  • Study the events of the last part of Jesus' ministry
  • Investigate the people that were involved in the last week of Jesus’ life
  • Develop an understanding of the meaning of the Christian holidays that are observed during the Easter season
Thank you for sharing with us on our Facebook page, we love seeing what your family is learning!

Amanda B.

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