“If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another”
Read about the full day Jesus had as His impending death was fast approaching on Day Five of Passion Week.
During His Last Supper that evening, His disciples were arguing about who would have the greatest positions. He settled the argument by washing their feet and demonstrating that the greatest among them truly was the Servant of all. (We might use this the next time there’s an argument over who gets to sit where, etc. Say, ‘the one with the servant attitude will have the favor’)
Read the story from a children’s Bible. This picture is taken from My Awesome God Bible Storybook .
Act out the story.
Follow Jesus’ example. Wash each other’s feet. All day long talk about and look for ways to serve one another.
Color Eggs. Tell your children you are serving them by boiling the eggs for them to color. Then as you color them, talk about why eggs are colored at Easter time.
- Eggs represent new life which can remind us of the new life Christ Jesus gives us by what He did on the Cross for us. Share this scripture: When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun! – 2 Cor. 5:17 (Living)
- The colored eggs remind us of how beautiful our world is as the earth comes back to life again with colorful flowers, new leaves, and green grass in the Spring as all creation seems to rejoice that Jesus is alive (Matt. 28:6)! Share these scripture:
Jesus makes all things new. Revelation 21:5
God gives us all things to enjoy. 1 Tim. 6:17
All Your works shall praise You, O Lord . . . Psalm 145:10