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EASTER PARADE – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: Jesus’ story
SCRIPTURE: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
Style: Easter recital: with 14 story points,
. all points supported with scripture verses
Cast: as few or many as you wish
NOTE: You can have each child/person give
. one story point and the applicable verse/s.
. Or you can split those up in some way
. (one saying a point, one saying a verse)
. and continue on down the line.
. Or ping pong each section between
. two different people...
. This is very flexible with many options.
MUSIC OPTION: You can intersperse these with songs
. to create a more formal Easter program.
. I have recommended songs. These can be
. sung by a choir, soloists, etc.
. or have the congregation sing the songs.
. $15.00 USD to receive a DIRECTOR’S SCRIPT
. (plus sheet music)
. how you receive this & package description
SONG 1: “TELL ME THE STORY OF JESUS” (vs.1)
. by John R. Sweney & Fanny J.Crosby
P 1 This is the story of Jesus.
P 1.b “In the beginning was the Word,
. and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
. He was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2)
P 2 Jesus came to earth as a baby.
P 2.b “And the Word became flesh,
. and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory,
. glory as of the only begotten from the Father,
. full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
P 3 Jesus grew up. 2
P 3.b “The Child continued to grow and become
. strong, increasing in wisdom; and the
. grace of God was upon Him.”(Luke 2:40)
SONG 2: “COME, THOU LONG-EXPECTED JESUS” (vs.2)
. by Charles Wesley, Rowland H.Prichard
. and Robert Harkness
P 4 Jesus was baptized as an example for us.
P 4.b “After being baptized,
. Jesus came up immediately from the water;
. and behold, the heavens were opened,
. and he saw the Spirit of God descending
. as a dove and lighting on Him, and behold,
. a voice out of the heavens said, ‘This is
. My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.’"
. (Matthew 3:16-17)
P 5 Jesus was tempted, but did not sin.
P 5.b “For we do not have a high priest
. who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses,
. but One who has been tempted in all things
. as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15)
SONG 3: “WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS” (vs.2)
. by Joseph M. Scriven & Charles C. Converse
P 6 Jesus began His ministry.
P 6.b “Jesus was going through all the cities
. and villages, teaching in their synagogues
. and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom,
. and healing every kind of disease
. and every kind of sickness. (Matthew 9:35)
P 7 Jesus performed miracles to prove that He is God.
P 7.b "But, so that you may know
. that the Son of Man has authority on earth
. to forgive sins,"--He said to the paralytic-
. ‘I say to you, get up, and pick up your stretcher
. and go home.’" (Luke 5:24)
SONG 4: “PRAISE TO THE LORD, THE ALMIGHTY” (v.1) 3
. by Joachim Neander
P 8 Jesus presented Himself as Israel’s Messiah
. to take the throne in peace.
P 8.b “Jesus, finding a young donkey,
. sat on it; as it is written,
. ‘FEAR NOT, DAUGHTER OF ZION;
. BEHOLD, YOUR KING IS COMING,
. SEATED ON A DONKEY'S COLT.’” (John 12:14-15)
P 9 But Jesus was rejected by the people,
. even though He was innocent.
P 9.b “Pilate summoned the chief priests
. and the rulers and the people, and said to them,
. ‘You brought this man to me as one
. who incites the people to rebellion, and behold,
. having examined Him before you, I have found
. no guilt in this man regarding the charges
. which you make against Him. No, nor has Herod,
. for he sent Him back to us; and behold,
. nothing deserving death has been done by Him.’”
. (Luke 23:13-15)
SONG 5: “O SACRED HEAD, NOW WOUNDED” (vs.2)
. by Paul Gerhardt, Hans Leo Hassler, J.S.Bach
P 10 Jesus suffered for us.
P 10.b “Therefore Jesus also,
. that He might sanctify the people
. through His own blood,
. suffered outside the gate.” (Hebrews 13:12)
P 11 Jesus died in our place to pay for our sins.
P 11.b “But God demonstrates His own love
. toward us, in that while we were yet sinners,
. Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
SONG 6: “ALAS! AND DID MY SAVIOR BLEED?” (vs.1-2)
. by Isaac Watts & Hugh Wilson
P 12 Jesus rose again after three days.
P 12.b “knowing that Christ, 4
. having been raised from the dead,
. is never to die again;
. death no longer is master over Him.
. For the death that He died,
. He died to sin once for all;
. but the life that He lives,
. He lives to God.” (Romans 6:9-10)
SONG 7: “CHRIST AROSE” by Robert Lowry (vs.1)
P 13 Jesus provides eternal life to anyone
. who believes.
P 13.b “For the wages of sin is death,
. but the free gift of God is eternal life
. in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
P 14 Easter is the time that we remember and celebrate
. the salvation that comes only through Jesus.
P 14.b “...continue in the things
. you have learned and become convinced of,
. knowing from whom you have learned them,
. and that from childhood you have known
. the sacred writings which are able to give you
. the wisdom that leads to salvation
. through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
. (2 Timothy 3:14-15)
PASTOR could have a brief Easter message here
SONG 8: “I KNOW WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED”
. by Daniel W.Whittle, and James McGranahan