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March: Easter-like Living

How to use this section:The verses are divided into three parts: Preschoolers memorize the words in bold. Elementary kids memorize the words in bold and italics. Teens and parents learn the complete verse.

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March

Easter-like Living

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Week 1: Lilies of the FieldMatthew 6:28-29 And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow.They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.

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Start learning Matthew 6:28-29.

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Family Fact: Wild red lilies probably surrounded Jesus on the hillside when he taught the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6).

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Family Forum: Read Matthew 6:25-34. On a sheet of paper write down things Jesus says we shouldn't worry about.

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Family Fun: Draw pictures of flowers. Write some of Matthew 6:28-29 on the pictures.

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Jesus is alive now and always so we can celebrate Easter anytime!

Week 2: Help in Tough Times1 Peter 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has givenus new birth intoa living hopethrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

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Family Forum: Read 1 Peter 1:3-8. How does Jesus' resurrection help us face our trials?

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Work on learning 1 Peter 1:3. Try to learn it by Easter.

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Family Fun: Find out how much gold is worth today.

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What are some things you can't see but you know exist? Example: wind.

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Family Fact: Peter denied Christ three times, but after Jesus' resurrection, Peter became a courageous witness for Jesus.

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A blind man sees. Read Acts 3:1-10.

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Peter and John weren't afraid. Read Acts 4:1-22.

Week 3: HosannaJohn 12:13They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,"Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the King of Israel!"

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Family Fact: Hosanna is a shout of praise to God that means "Save now!" Read Matthew 21:1-11.

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Learn John 12:13.

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Read Matthew 21:12-16. Who was praising Jesus?

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Pretend you saw Jesus riding into Jerusalem. What was it like?

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It's Saint Patrick's Day. Wear something green.

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Family Forum: What five things can your family praise God for?

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Family Fun: Make your own palm leaves.

Week 4: Palms and Seeds1 Peter 2:24He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

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It's Palm Sunday. Shout and sing "Hosanna!" Wave your palm leaves.

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Read John 12:23-24.

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Family Fun: Find out how a seed grows. Draw a picture of a seed sprouting.

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Eat some fruit that has seeds (apples, oranges, or kiwi).

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Family Forum: Read about Jesus in Isaiah 53. Why did he die? See Isaiah 53:12b.

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Thank God for sending Jesus to die for our sins. Learn 1 Peter 2:24 and review 1 Peter 1:3.

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Are you almost ready for Easter? Read Luke 24:1-7.

Week 5: Jesus Is Alive!Revelation 1:18I am the Living One; I was dead, and beholdI am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

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Happy Easter! Be sure to say to someone, "Jesus is alive!"

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Learn Revelation 1:18.

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Family Forum: Imagine what living with Jesus will be like. Let Revelation 21:22-27 help you think about this.

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Do you know who the Lamb is in Revelation 21:23 and 21:27? (It's Jesus.)

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Family Fact: John, Jesus' cousin, was the first person to call Jesus "The Lamb of God."

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