Easter Explorers Day 2

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Bible reading Day 2

Whilst Peter was denying knowing who Jesus was, Jesus was brought before the religious council to be questioned, you can find this reading in the gospel of Matthew, chapter 26, verses 57 to 68.

Those men who arrested Jesus led him to the house of Caiaphas, the high priest. The teachers of the law and the Jewish elders were gathered there. Peter followed Jesus but did not go near him. He followed Jesus to the courtyard of the high priest’s house. He sat down with the guards to see what would happen to Jesus.

The leading priests and the Jewish council tried to find something false against Jesus so that they could kill him. Many people came and told lies about him. But the council could find no real reason to kill Jesus. Then two people came and said, “This man said, ‘I can destroy the Temple of God and build it again in three days.’”

Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Aren’t you going to answer? Don’t you have something to say about their charges against you?” But Jesus said nothing.

Again the high priest said to Jesus, “You must swear to this. I command you by the power of the living God to tell us the truth. Tell us, are you the Christ, the Son of God?”

Jesus answered, “Yes, I am. But I tell you, in the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of God, the Powerful One. And you will see him coming in clouds in the sky.”

When the high priest heard this, he was very angry. He tore his clothes and said, “This man has said things that are against God! We don’t need any more witnesses. You all heard him say these things against God. What do you think?”

The people answered, “He is guilty, and he must die.”

Then the people there spit in Jesus’ face and beat him with their fists. Others slapped Jesus. They said, “Prove to us that you are a prophet, you Christ! Tell us who hit you!”

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List of things you may need for Easter explorers:

  • The print out sheets for crafts and bible passages

Games:

  • Something for a donkey tail (a ribbon, tea towel or belt)
  • A teddy
  • A plastic cup
  • Jug of water
  • A blindfold or scarf
  • Objects that are fun to guess whilst blindfolded
  • An egg or a ball

Crafts:

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colouring crayons
  • 2 clothes pegs
  • Pretty Paper or wrapping paper
  • Ingredients for bread rolls:
    • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted (or canola oil)
    • 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp milk (approx. 150ml)
    • 1/2 tbsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour (250g)
    • Mixing bowl
    • Whisk
    • Baking sheet/paper
    • Oven proof tray
  • Empty tomb edible craft:
    • A plain biscuit (rich tea or digestive)
    • A jammy dodger
    • Icing sugar
    • Chocolate buttons/egg
    • Green colouring (optional)

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