Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hand Down the Faith with a Mystery Bag Project - Share the Message of the Cross

In two days we will remember Good Friday; it is the day we think about Jesus on the cross. He willingly took our place; the innocent for the guilty, so we are able to be forgiven and receive God's grace. Take time today to help your grandchildren remember and thank Jesus for what He did for you all with a Mystery Bag project.

Consider this fun activity which will help them understand the message of the cross. You will need . . . 
  • One paper lunch bag per child
  • One light color or white plastic egg per child
  • Darker color watercolor markers - several per child
  • Water
  • Paper towels - to use to wash their egg and then dry it
Gather your grandchildren and have them empty their Mystery Bags. Ask them to take their plastic egg and mark on the egg for each time they have been unkind or disobeyed or did something they know they should not have done in the last week. Explain these things are sin - sin is when we do anything wrong.

Read 2 Corinthians 5:17 and talk about how Jesus is not able to make even one mark on His egg, because He never did anything wrong; He never sinned.

Have your grandchildren take water and wash their egg - the marks should wash away. Talk about how when we believe and ask Jesus for forgiveness, His death and resurrection take away our sins - they are gone! Encourage your grandchildren to put their plastic egg somewhere they will see it in the coming days, weeks, months and when they do, remember the message of the cross - Jesus will forgive them! Lead your grandchildren in thanking Jesus for His great love and grace!

Handing down the faith does not have to be hard - it is even able to be fun!

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