Traditionally, some people give things up for Lent, but when we think about Easter we see Jesus doing something; taking something on! We want to do the same, so over the next 6 weeks of Lent, we’re going to share some challenges and activities together: our Easter Eggtivities.
The Eggtivities will be a weekly challenge, emailed out early in the week, describing something we can do together, as individuals, families or small groups of all ages. All the challenges will be following on from our Saturday Church and Sunday Church themes, looking at a section of Jesus’ teaching from Matthew 5, called the Beatitudes.
The whole aim is to try something new together, as we represent Jesus to those we meet, helping people from across the town know his love. Here is how you can sign up:
Join here or email firstname.lastname@example.org with “add me” in the subject line.
EGGTIVITY CHALLENGE: WEEK SEVEN
Our verse for this week (Mon 26th - Sun 1st Apr) is from Matthew 5 v 9:
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
The EggTivity Challenges:
As ever, there are three different levels of challenge - so pick the level that works for you, have a go, and see what happens! Based on the above Bible verse, this weeks’ challenges are all about peacemakers.
To celebrate or bring about peace, could you find a way to bring people together this week? Maybe for a party, a trip, a gathering… can you make relationships stronger this week?
A Step Further…
Is there anyone you need to say sorry to, or a broken relationship you can try to mend? It might have been broken for years… but you can bring a bit more peace?
A big push…
In response to the question “what can I do to promote world peace?” Mother Teresa offered the response: “Go home and love your family”. What would it mean to live a life of sacrificial love to your nearest and dearest this week especially, as we work for peace?
If you wanted to find out more what the Bible says about the all this, and to review the whole passage we’ve been exploring, have a look at Matthew 5: 1-16.
As we ask God to help us with all this, we can pray together, borrowing from the words that: Jesus taught us
Prayer: ‘“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” Amen.
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