Family Lessons | Part Two

The Passover

Materials needed

Objective

This lesson will begin to set the stage for your child learning about the meaning of the Lord’s Supper. The background for the Lord’s Supper is the Passover meal introduced in Exodus 12. 

Introduction

Read

It is important to see the Passover meal as a shadow of the gospel story. In truth, the Exodus story points beyond itself to the greater story of redemption God was bringing about for all of humankind. Rather than physical slavery, we deal with slavery to sin and death (Romans 6:16-18). Rather than an actual lamb sacrificed on behalf of a particular family, Jesus is the Lamb of God who, by his sacrifice, takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29).

Watch

If you have the Jesus Storybook Bible, feel free to read it yourself (pg. 84, “God to the Rescue”).

Show

Help make the place of Egypt real to them. Emphasize that Egypt is an actual place and that these were actual people in real events in history are good foundations to establish in your children at a young age.

Activity

Create

Draw an Israelite home in the Passover

In the space in their journal, have them draw a picture of a house in Egypt with the special blood of the lamb on the sides and top of the door.

Decorate the front door

Have your child cut three long strips out of red construction paper. Let them use these three strips to put them around the doorframe of your front door, using tape or small pushpin and helping as needed.

A hyssop branch was used to paint the blood on the doors in Egypt. Find a simple branch to let your child pretend they are painting the “blood” above and on the sides of the door. 

 

Application

Say

God did make us in an amazing and wonderful way! And because God did that, the Bible says that we should praise Him.

Ask

What do you think it means to have “the blood of the lamb” over our door?

That we need saving just like the Israelites!

Whose blood covers us?

The Lamb of God- Jesus

Pray

Pray together