Psalm 119:36,37 ESV

Incline my heart to Your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in Your ways.
Psalms 119:36-37 (ESV)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Drawn to The Cross 2

This week I found verses that I thought applied to the first two verses of Drawn To The Cross. I then I had the kids break down into three groups of two.  They split the remaining verses and used a concordance to find what they thought was the theme of the verse they were looking at. It was hard for them. I think mainly because they had a hard time deciding what the theme was. They would default to the last line  - Christ crucified, I come…

We didn’t finish in fact. But I add the verses they found next week.


Text: Genevieve M. Irons. 1855-1928
Music: Joseph Barnby, 1838-96

Drawn to the Cross which Thou hast blest,
With healing gifts for souls distrest,
To find in Thee my Life, my Rest,
  Christ crucified, I come.

 But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5 (ESV)

Stained with the sins which I have wrought
In word and deed and secret thought;
For pardon which Thy Blood hath bought,
  Christ crucified, I come.

And the angel said to those who were standing before him, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And to him he said, “Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments.”
Zechariah 3:4 (ESV)

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations; his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.
As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.

Zechariah 9:9-11 (ESV)

I have finished some jellyfish illustrations. I am making a matching game from them. Here they are and I will show the matching game later:

jelly pink jellygreen Jellyorange Jellypurple

Monday, March 31, 2014

Drawn To The Cross – Lent Hymn 2

Text: Genevieve M. Irons. 1855-1928
Music: Joseph Barnby, 1838-96

The verses are my additions and will continue until I finish the hymn.

Drawn to the Cross which Thou hast blest,
With healing gifts for souls distrest,
To find in Thee my Life, my Rest,
  Christ crucified, I come.

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5 (ESV)

 

Lent Background

Lent Back

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Lent Hymn Sunday School Lesson

We took a break from our “Finding Jesus In Genesis” youth Sunday School Lesson last week to study some hymns during Lent. I started late and this week the kids are doing a craft with the younger kids so we will miss our lesson. I mention this only to point out that we will only have a couple of lessons on Lent this year. Anyway, this is the lesson from last week:


THE TREE OF LIFE WITH EV'RY GOOD
Pr. Stephen Starke
     In Eden's holy orchard stood,          
And of its fruit so pure and sweet          
God let the man and women eat.     
Yet in this garden also grew     
Another tree, of which they knew;         
Its lovely limbs with fruit adorned          
Against whose eating God had warned.
2.  The stillness of that sacred grove     
Was broken, as the serpent strove          
With tempting voice Eve to beguile         
And Adam too by sin defile.     
O day of sadness when the breath     
Of fear and darkness, doubt and death,         
Its awful poison first displayed          
Within the world so newly made.
3.  What mercy God showed to our race,     
A plan of rescue by His grace:         
In sending One from woman's seed,          
The One to fill our greatest need--     
For on tree uplifted high     
His only Son for sin would die,          
Would drink the cup of scorn and dread          
To crush the ancient serpent's head!
4.  Now from that tree of Jesus' shame     
Flows life eternal in His name;         
For all who trust and will believe,          
Salvation's living fruit receive.    
And of its fruit so pure and sweet     
The Lord invites the world to eat,          
To find within this cross of wood         
The tree of life with ev'ry good. 

Check out the Tree of Life in the Garden

Genesis 2:9 (ESV)
Genesis 3:22 (ESV)
Genesis 3:24  (ESV)

Now read about the tree of life

Revelation 2:7 and All Of Revelation 22

  1. Why is this hymn comparing the cross to the tree of life?
  2. If Lent is a season of repentance and reflection on the cross how does this hymn help lead us into both?
  3. Point out any specific lines or thoughts from this hymn that make you think about your sinfulness and what the cross means to you.
  4. How do the bible verses we read do the same?
  5. Why would we want to have a season of somber reflection?
  6. How does the season of Lent affect Easter?
  7. How does this affect you?

Make a tree of life in your journal and either symbolize what this means to you or add text to you picture.

We didn’t have time to do the journal part so we will work on it if we have time tomorrow before the craft time with the kids.

Here is my image - I’m not so good at symbolism so its just straightforward of the crosses. I used this on the front of the April Newsletter as well

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Drawing 1 

And also a lily and cross for the occasion:

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