Thursday, March 29, 2007

What if there was no Easter?

This is the topic for our jr. high class Sunday night. We wanted to go about the Easter lesson from a different POV this time. I am getting pretty excited about the lesson. I've been trying to do some extra study on the Law and what life would be like under it. I, for one, am very glad we can celebrate Easter.

There is one specific part of the lesson that I am really looking forward to. Throughout the class (about every 10 minutes) we're going to have the students do something. They will do the same thing every time. The goal is to let them gain a better understanding of what the annual sacrifices were like. They will do the same thing over and over and over and will not be able to not do it next time. One of the other teachers is preparing this part of the lesson, so I don't know all the details yet.

We are going to be asking and answering these questions:

What if Jesus had never died on the cross?
What if Jesus had never rose from the grave?
What if we were still under the Law?
What if we choose to live under the Law instead of under Grace?

Our hope is that by looking at Easter from this POV, the students will better understand the importance and magnitude of what Jesus did for us.

We'll be looking at Gal. 2&3, Heb. 9, and some various OT passages on the Law

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