Monday, April 13, 2009

Bible Bites ~ Jesus Ascends- Week 2

Jesus Ascending Into Heaven
The Bread: Luke 24: 50 - 53

The Bite: "Jesus was carried up into heaven"

The Believing:
Choose a beautiful day this week to spend some time outside together. Enjoy the grass, the sky, the earth. Reminisce about your Easter celebrations together. Ask your child, "What do you think Jesus did after He rose from the grave?"

Explain to your tot that after Jesus rose from the dead, He visited many Christians, ate fish with His disciples, and encouraged His disciples to tell everyone the good news: that He had died on the cross to forgive sin and had risen again so that we may live forever! Then, explain that, there came a time when Jesus had to go back into Heaven to be with God the Father; He said He was going to prepare a place for us in His Father's house.

With the beautiful sky as your backdrop, tell your tot that, right before He left, Jesus gathered His best friends around Him, blessed them, and then was carried up into the sky. Lay on your backs and look up into the sky, imagining what that might have been like to watch the Lord ascending...

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