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I Corinthians 13: Love Illustrated

Monday, December 1st, 2014

I-Corinthians-13-love-illustratedMy children drew pictures of I Corinthians 13 to illustrate what love meant. They tried to think of ways that people could show love or a lack of love to each other, and they drew pictures of those examples. You could also write skits to perform for a group, showing how to love other people selflessly, using the list of descriptive words from I Corinthians 13: 4-8b: (NIV)

Love is patient; love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

love-is-patientMy oldest son drew a picture of a taxi driver who had lost his keys. The man who is obviously needing to get to the airport (lots of luggage) is being patient as the taxi driver tries to remember where he put his keys.

In real life, we need to show patience with each other all the time. Love suffers long. It waits. It puts the other person first and is not impatient.

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My second son drew a picture of someone envying someone else. It looks like the person on the right is on a computer or tablet, and the person dressed in green wants it. Love does not envy. Love wants the other person to have good things, and rejoices when the other person rejoices.

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A lot is going on in my daughter’s drawing. On the top left of the page, a younger brother breaks a teddy bear by accident, and the sister, even though she is sad, does not retaliate or get angry. She forgives her brother.

On the upper right corner, someone is giving a gift to another person, being kind to them.

On the lower right you see a person in blue encouraging the person in gray that their hair will grow back. He is not rude and doesn’t make fun of the poor guy who obviously had a bad hair cut.

On the lower left, you have someone trying to have patience and not keeping a record of wrongs when a vase was broken.

love-keeps-no-record-of-wrongsMy third son has someone punching someone else in the face, and the person in blue is keeping a record of wrongs. Of course, these actions do not show love. Instead, the boy in yellow should have returned an insult with a blessing instead of a punch, and the boy in blue should have forgiven instead of harboring a grudge.

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If you enjoyed these drawings, you will probably enjoy the entire series of 31 Days of Drawing through the Bible.

Pentecost Activities for Kids

Friday, November 14th, 2014

pentecost-activities-for-kidsWhen I taught my kids about Pentecost, here are some of the activities that we did:

  • We read the story from Acts 2.
  • We drew pictures of Pentecost.
  • We talked about being filled with the Spirit.
  • We compared the Spirit to the wind.
  • We made a fire headband to represent the tongues of fire.
  • We watched a video about Pentecost.

First of all, we read the story of Pentecost from Acts, chapter 2. Pentecost was 50 days after Passover, which was when Jesus was crucified. Jesus appeared to the disciples for 40 days; then He went up into heaven. He told them to wait in Jerusalem for Holy Spirit to come.

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When the day of Pentecost came, a noise like a violent wind came rushing into the house where the believers were congregated. Over each person’s head appeared something that looked like a tongue of fire. The believers felt a rushing of the Holy Spirit as He descended upon them. And they began speaking in other languages that were understood by the people outside.

As a result, Peter stood up and gave a sermon that caused 3,000 people to be saved!

Pentecost Drawings

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My children drew a wind, and tongues of fire landing on each believer.

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The people experienced joy as they were filled with the Spirit.

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How are the Holy Spirit and a wind similar?

Jesus compares the Spirit of God to a wind:

“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:8 (ESV)

How are the Holy Spirit and a wind similar?

  • It’s invisible.
  • You see what it does (its effects).
  • It goes where it wants to go.
  • It has power that is somewhat uncontrollable.
  • You hear the sound of it.
  • It moves.
  • It causes a reaction.
  • Sometimes it’s gentle, sometimes it’s strong.
  • Refreshing; you can enjoy it.
  • You don’t walk against it but with it.

We talked about how to be controlled by the Spirit of God, and how to pursue holiness.

pentecost-activities-for-childrenPentecost Headband

We made a headband with a strip of orange card stock paper stapled together. For the flame, we cut out flame shapes out of red, yellow, and orange card stock paper, We attached it together with staples.

Video about Pentecost

Here is a video clip about Pentecost, so you can picture it better.

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The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

crucifixion-and-resurrectionMy children drew the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, and we did many hands-on activities to understand this powerful event. First we read about the crucifixion and resurrection. You can find the story in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. A great time to study the resurrection of Christ is the week preceding Easter. You can start by re-enacting Palm Sunday by waving branches in the air and shouting “Hosannah!” to the Lord.

By the time Jesus was eating His last supper, His disciples were told that one of them would betray Him. Judas ran out of the room, accepted 30 pieces of silver in exchange for handing Him over to the authorities to be crucified, and then went and hung himself.

crucifixion-of-Jesus-drawingMeanwhile Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane, interrupting His deep hours of prayer where He was crying out for the cup to be passed from Him. But He wanted the Father’s will, even if it meant suffering and death.

Crown of Thorns

The soldiers placed a purple robe on Him and a crown of thorns, and they mocked Him. Here is a painful craft, which will help you to understand how painful thorns can be:

crown-of-thorns

The Cross

Jesus was sentenced to die on a cross, even though Pilate had washed his hands of it and said he found no fault with Him. To understand the story of the crucifixion, we went to a living re-enactment of the life of Christ, culminating in His crucifixion and resurrection:

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You can make a beautiful cross mosaic to commemorate the fact that Jesus died to take away our sin:

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The Resurrection

But Jesus did not stay in the grave. On the third day, He rose again, claiming victory over death. Here are two fun activities to do with children to show the resurrection:

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Triumphal Entry

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

triumphal-entryMy children drew the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on the week ending with His crucifixion. The people were hailing Him as king and saying, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”

The Pharisees wanted Jesus to rebuke the people for glorifying Him, but He told the Pharisees that if He quieted the people, even the very rocks would cry out in praise to Him!

triumphal-entry-of-JesusOf course, the Pharisees hadn’t realized that Jesus was God because they were too busy being jealous of His popularity with the people and of His wisdom in disarming all their cunning traps to catch Him in what He said. He always had supernatural wisdom which surprised and silenced them.

triumphal-entry-of-ChristJesus rode on a donkey. This donkey was pre-chosen by God. When the disciples untied the donkey, the owner asked what they were doing. “The Master has need of it,” was what the disciples said, and the owner let them borrow his donkey for the day.

palm-sundayThe triumphal entry fulfilled the prophecy that Jesus would come into Jerusalem seated on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9). The people waved palm branches and laid out clothes for a path for Him to ride through the city. They were rejoicing in the Lord.

I find it ironic and poignant that these very people who were shouting hosanna’s right now will be shouting “Crucify Him!” near the end of this week.

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