February 18th- Desert Sand craft

February 18th- Desert Sand craft


– Clare, what are we making this week? – A diorama. – That’s right, of Jesus in the desert. (www.themassbox.com) – Let’s get started. – Cool. So, this Sunday is a really short reading. First thing we’re gonna do, is we’re gonna start by you coloring the pictures. So, after Jesus had cured
Peter’s mother in law, and a whole bunch of other
people, Jesus felt the spirit, the Holy Spirit, pulling
him into the desert. What’s the desert like? – No water. – No water, usually. Yeah, no water. Or at least no precipitation, no rainfall. You think it’s hot or cold? – Hot. – Yeah. – Super hot. – Yeah, in that area it’s really hot. So the spirit called
Jesus out into the desert. You know how long Jesus stayed there? – For 50 nights. – 40 days. – And 40 nights? – Yes, that’s a long time. – And where’s his water and food? – He was fasting, so he probably didn’t eat anything for those 40 days. He was tempted by Satan, but he was ministered to by the angels. Then his cousin John The Baptizer, was arrested by the authorities. – Why was he arrested? He wasn’t doing anything wrong. – That’s right. They were threatened by John. – How? – Because John was bringing change. John’s whole job was to be
the forerunner of change. He went ahead of Jesus,
and said, hey guys, change is happening, prepare
ye the way of the Lord. So that’s what John did,
and John got arrested. – For just giving people change? – Bringing change. And really, that’s what Jesus did. He reminded us that man
doesn’t have any power over us. It’s God that has true power over us. So anyhow, Jesus then went
into Galilee and he was like, hey, this is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand, repent. And believe in the gospel. You know what gospel means? – Uh uh. – It means good news. Jesus said repent, and
believe in the good news. So this is what, really Lent is about. It’s about the 40 days
of Jesus in the desert, so we’re gonna make our
diorama of the desert to remind us about our fasting, and our Almsgiving, and our time of prayer. If we’re called to be like Jesus, then you think we should fast also? – Mmhmm. – So we don’t have to actually,
like, take an airplane and go to a desert (laughs)
to experience Lent. We can experience Lent
right here in our homes, and where we work, and
where we go to school, and stuff like that. – (melodically) Da, da, da, da, da. – Great job, Clare. I love it. That’s an awesome Jesus. Go ahead and start cutting out your desert scene with your cactus. What are couple of things
that we can give up at Lent? – No food, no food, no food. – Well, you can give
up some kinds of food. You don’t have to give up all food, but maybe you can give
up ice cream for Lent. You can give up some of your favorite toys to your baby brother. – That’s what I am going do. – All right, and we’ll just put a glue dot on the back of the
cactus, and peel it off. And we’ll put this, where do
you want to put this, Clare? Right here? – Right here. – Right there? All right. And then you’ll take your other glue dot. – Here, right here. – And we’ll put it right
on Jesus’s halo, here. On the back of Jesus’s halo. And then we’ll put Jesus
right here, right here, right here, right here. – (laughs) – All right, now. – Sand. – So, go ahead and spray
some shaving cream in there. All right, and mix it up. Mix it in there. And you can put as much
or as little of the shaving cream in the box as you want, but just make sure you get it
all mixed in with the sand, so that all the sand gets shaving creamed. All right, this is a one
go, and a one time craft. After you play with this one, it’s just gonna turn into sand again. (www.themassbox.com)

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