I am teaching the lesson for our young women tomorrow on Easter Sunday. I will start out by passing out the following pictures from the Gospel Art Kit, then have young women come up one at a time to put the picture on the board with a magnet and share some thoughts about it. We will then read a scripture and/or sing a song.
Jesus and His disciples were traveling to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. How was Jesus greeted?
Read: Mark 11:9-10
Sing: Hosanna (CS #66)
After Jesus had cleansed His holy house, He healed the blind and the lame who came to Him there. Children, seeing what Jesus had done, cried, “Hosanna to the Son of David”
Read: Matt 21:12-15
Perhaps sing “Hosanna” again
What happened during the Last Supper? What do you think Christ was thinking/feeling?
Sing: The Sacrament (CS # 72)
What example was Jesus making when he washed his Apostles’ feet?
Read: John 13:5-17
What did Jesus ask his Apostles to do while he prayed? How might we especially remember the Savior on Easter and “watch with him”?
Read: Luke 22:40-46
Read: Luke 22:47-48
Read: John 19:17-37
Read: Luke 23:50-56
Read: John 20:10-18
We will then watch this video, and share a final quote from this article:
“When the challenges of mortality come, and they come for all of us, it may seem hard to keep believing. At these times, only faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Atonement can bring us peace, hope, and understanding. Only faith that He suffered for our sakes will give us the strength to endure to the end. When we gain this faith, we experience a mighty change of heart, and, like Enos, we become stronger and begin to feel a desire for the welfare of our brothers and sisters. We pray for them, that they too will be strengthened through faith on the Atonement of our Savior.”
Elder Hales said to all those whose souls are hungering for faith, “[I invite you] to seek this Jesus of whom the prophets and apostles have written” (see Ether 12:41). Let their witness that the Savior gave His life for you sink deep into your heart. Seek a witness of this truth through the Holy Ghost in prayer, and then see your faith strengthened as you joyfully meet the challenges of this mortal life and prepare for life eternal. Jesus Christ did come. He did live. And He will come again. That is a wonderful truth to carry in our hearts at [Easter] and all year long.”
If we have time, I would love to make some paper handprint lillies and explain their meaning: Before fully opening, lilies assume a trumpet shape. This shape represents God the Father calling his Son Jesus home, which is a great source of joy for Christians. The choice of white lilies indicates purity and freedom from sin through Jesus’ death on the cross.