Saturday, April 16, 2011

Just In Time For Resurrection Sunday

(Resurrection Rolls)

This sounds similar to the ressurection Cookies, but even more simple, would be fun to do with your children.
1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough
8 large marshmallows
Melted butter

Give each child one triangle shaped section of crescent roll. This represents the tomb.
Each child takes one marshmallow which represents the body of Christ.
Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with upon burial.
Lay the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap it around the marshmallow.
Make sure all seams are pinched together well.
(Otherwise the marshmallow will "ooze" out of the seams)
Bake according to package directions.   Cool.

Break open the tomb and the body of Christ is no longer there!!  Celebrate God's love! ♥♥♥

(Resurrection Cookies)

What a wonderful way to explore and share
the true meaning of Easter.
It is great fun for all the family and the cookies
really are delicious.
Read the whole recipe before beginning...
try to do together Saturday night before Easter Sunday.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Ingredients: You need:
1 cup whole pecans
Mixing bowl
3 egg whites
Wooden spoon
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vinegar
Zipper baggy
1 pinch of salt
Wax paper
Cookie sheet
Place pecans in the baggy and let the children beat them
with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces.
Explain that after Jesus was arrested,
He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.
Read - John 19:1-3 to them

Let child smell the vinegar.
Put 1 tsp. into mixing bowl.
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross,
He was given vinegar to drink.

Read - John 19:28-30
Add egg whites to the vinegar.
Eggs represent life.
Explain that Jesus gave His life for our life.
Read - John 10:10-11

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand
let them taste it then brush the rest into the bowl.
Explain that represents the salty tears shed by Jesus followers,  and the bitterness of our own sin...
Read - Luke 23:27

So far the ingredients are not very appetizing.
Add 1 cup sugar.
Explain that the sweetest part of this story is
that Jesus died because He loves us.
He wants us to know and belong to Him.
Read - Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16

Beat with mixer on high speed for 11-15 minutes
until stiff peaks are formed.
Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
Read - Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3

Fold in broken nuts.
Drop by tsp.onto waxed paper-covered cookie sheet.
Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus body was laid. Read - Matt. 27:65-66

Put cookies sheet in the oven.
Close door and turn oven OFF.
Give each child a piece of tape and seal the door.
Explain that Jesus tomb was sealed.
Read - Matt. 27:65-66

Go to bed !
Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.
Jesus followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.
Read - John 16:20 and 22

On Resurrection Morning open the oven and give everyone a cookie !

Notice the cracked surface and take a bite.

The cookies are hollow !

On the first Resurrection Day Jesus followers were amazed
to find the tomb open and empty.
Read - Matt. 28:1-9

He Has Risen ! Hallelujah ! ! ! ! !
What a wonderful way to teach children about the risen Saviour...Hope you enjoy these with your family.

Praise God for his resurrection, and for being the saviour
the world was waiting for, I thank God he came to me and saved my soul, back in July 1974, oh praise his holy name.
He is still saving souls today, we had about 11 saved this last week at the tent Revival meeting in Folkston Georgia,
God is on the move, he is still touching hearts and saving souls, he is still wanting everyone to accept his dear son Jesus Christ as their own personal Saviour, and to have a intimate relationship with him. God bless you my friends, and hope your weekend is a good one blessed from our Father on high.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Obituaries

I received this in an email, it really touched my heart, you suppose when Christ died his obit looked like this. I doubt it very much, there was never any praise or ado about our precious Saviour, the obit is good, but I would love to see a piece on His Rising, amen.. Can you imagine the look on faces then. Now that is an article worth printing,  Oh Yeah that has been written, in a book called the Bible.

Matthew 28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

Mark 13:21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:

Mark 16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

Luke 9:33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.

Luke 24:6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
Have a very blessed day as we approach the season of our lord's resurrection, let us ponder on all he did for
us and all he has yet planned for us. Praise his name.
In God's love, Barbara

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Spring Center Piece

I love this time of year, so much fun,  Each day brings something new I have my basket ready to put my colored eggs in, and I will place it on the table along with this basket with my special little chick, I have had this little yellow chick for many years, my dh bought it when he was on one of his trips.  I treasure my little chick and put him on display every year, the little church in this basket I won from a blogger last year, that was a neat little gift too, very pretty.  My youngest daughter made the little cross basket from plastic canvas and I also treasure it. So yearly out comes my decorations and I display them for you, and for all that enter into my home.

I will write about Resurrection day another time, now that is what Easter is all about, not these eggs, or bunnies or even my favorite little chick. Resurrection day is always about Jesus, how he hung on that old rugged cross, and laid down his life for you and for me, I would not connect the two, my decorations are always for Spring, not for Easter. Easter is a pagan holiday, and I do not support or participate in it, that is why I say Resurrection Day when talking about the cross, the day my Jesus died for me. Now we got that cleared up I can go on and talk to you about our week end.

I sure appreciate all your prayers, my dear husband preached a good sermon both morning and night, with power and fresh oil from on high.
We had good lunch and sweet fellowship with the folks there from the church, and we were treated so well and with such respect, we love that little church and pray for them always. When ever we can be a help we quickly go.
We spent the after noon with our youngest daughter and her family, that was a double blessing for us, any time we can be with family it is very special, we do not take our family for granted, now if we were around them all the time we may, but being in another state and not seeing them often, makes it special each time we get together.
So that is me in a nut shell, my life laid open for all to view, I do not hide from the world or hide light for Jesus under a bushel, amen. 
I pray your weekend was as good as mine, and that this week will be filled with lots of blessings raining down from on high. 
Be Blessed, and be a blessing ♥