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Easter Lessons


With Easter coming, my girls and I have been having quite a few discussions about sin and our need for a Saviour.  I was wanting a tangible way to show them different types of sin, how often we sin, and how great our need is for a Saviour.

I took a bulletin board square, drew a cross on it, and then we looked up some Bible verses and brain-stormed different types of sin, which I then wrote onto the cross.


~We discussed why and how Jesus died, and the amazingness– He took our sins upon Himself and paid the penalty that we deserved, by dying for us.

 ~We talked about repentance, how we must acknowledge our sin, ask Jesus to forgive our sin, and turn away from our sin. He takes the burden of them onto Himself, and they are no more.

~We talked about how He makes us whole and beautiful, and how we can come to Him anytime, He will always be ready and willing to forgive us, making us new again.

~We talked about the beauty of Easter, how He conquered death and is Risen, indeed!!

With pins (reminding us to think of the nails that pierced His skin) and beautiful, shimmery circles (the circle shape represents how He makes us whole),  we have been coming before the cross this week and acknowledging this amazing thing our Saviour did for us.

It has been beautiful, seeing my girls ask for forgiveness more often, and going to the cross before their Jesus, on their own.  I see them walk away, with freedom in their eyes and a lightness in their step.

My youngest- “Oh, mom, the cross is becoming so beautiful!!”  I smile and think, “so are you, my child, so are you.”

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  • erin
    April 23, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Oh my goodness this is beautiful! You are so awesome! I just cried when I read that last sentence. How did i miss this the first time around. Thanks for linking to it today. I am still all goosebumpy. You rock. I love it. I am so proud that you thought of this. I basically just copy other peoples ideas and this one is top on the list!!!! 🙂 Thank you.

  • Linda
    April 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Beautiful, Amy. Especially your thoughts as your daughter walked away. You made a lump in my throat. God job! You’re a great mom. Love, Aunt Linda

  • Amy Bowman
    April 9, 2010 at 4:11 am

    it is so exciting to have other moms out there who value this type of project…your words of encouragement mean the world to me…thank you.

  • Megan
    April 6, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    This is so beautiful. I am saving this idea for when my dd is a little older. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kim & Dave
    April 6, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Love this idea! & I really love the lessons it is teaching!

  • Marianne
    April 5, 2010 at 4:28 am

    What a great idea, I love it. So simple, but yet so effective and beautiful.

  • beautydivineblog
    April 3, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Wow cool idea. Great way to remember HIM and what He did for us. You’re such a good mom! I was listening to Ben Cantelon’s new cd while I read this and the songs “Coming Back” and “Remain” only enhanced your post:)

  • Melanie
    April 2, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    What a wonderful idea! This is so special and creative! Thank you for sharing!
    ~ melscoffeebreak.blogspot.com ~

  • Casual (dash) Cottage
    April 2, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    What a wonderful post.

    It is so nice to see young moms like you training your children up in the LORD. It pleases Him for us to do these things. It pleases Him that you are obedient as parents to do this.

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