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					Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

This picture shows Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Why do you think the crowds of people were so excited at Jesus coming to Jerusalem? What do you think Jesus was feeling as he rode into Jerusalem?

Can you think of examples nowadays when large crowds celebrate and show that they are excited?

Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

When do you share special meals with your friends and family?

Birthdays

School parties

Picnics

Weddings

Religious festivals

Why do you think Jesus wanted to share a special meal with his disciples? How did he explain what was going to happen to him to the disciples?

Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

These are some of the symbols from the story of the Last Supper. What does each one symbolise?

Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

Wine

A symbol of Jesus’ blood

Bread

A symbol of Jesus’ body

Jesus washing the disciples’ feet

A symbol that Jesus came to serve and help people, not rule over them

Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

This picture shows Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. At the bottom, you can see the disciples, who have fallen asleep
Why do you think Jesus was disappointed with the disciples? Why did he want them to stay awake? How do you think the disciples felt?

Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

Why did the Romans want Jesus to be put to death? He is saying he is a king. There is no king except Caesar. He is stirring up the people, trying to cause trouble.

He is claiming to be the Son of God.

Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

Think about the story of Easter morning.
Imagine you were one of the disciples. How do you think you would feel when you discovered that the tomb was empty?

What do Christians believe happened to Jesus?
What do Christians believe happens to you after you die?
Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?

Can you match up the events of Holy Week with the correct days?

Palm Sunday
Holy Thursday Good Friday Easter Sunday

Jesus rose from the tomb

Jesus died on the cross
Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Jesus shared the last supper with the disciples

Unit 4c: Why is Easter important for Christians?


				
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