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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Philippians 4: 6

March 26-April 4

 

12 Easter Eggs will be “hidden” in yards and windows around Holy Cross & the Preston Trails neighborhood (adjacent to Holy Cross) for your family to drive around and find.  

Each egg represents a different part of the Easter Story!


How to hunt:

 

    • Follow along with the hunt sheet below to find the meaning of each egg, kid friendly videos, and Bible verses to help teach your kids about God’s great love for us.

 


Click here for a map and address key of all eggs

Click here for clues (no adddresses) to find the eggs

Thanks for participating in our 2021 Easter Egg Hunt!  Each egg you find on your hunt represents a different part of the Easter story.  Below you will find each egg number and it’s corresponding description, a bible verse and a video link that share the Easter Story.
We encourage you to read, watch & discuss each egg topic with your family.

The Easter Story
(Egg descriptions, verses, & videos)

EGG 1 - CREATION
EGG 1 - CREATION
In the beginning, God created a perfect world for us to live in. There was no sin and everything He made was good. Genesis 1 

 

By faith, we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”  
– Hebrews 11:3
Family friendly video: Creation (Genesis 1-2)
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EGG 2 - SIN
EGG 2 - SIN
Adam & Eve were tempted to sin. When they sinned, they immediately knew they had done something wrong. God confronted them about their sin and told them the consequences. Because of sin, people would have to die.

 

For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be righteous.”  – Romans 5:19
Family friendly video: What Is Sin?
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EGG 3 - GOD'S PROMISE
EGG 3 - GOD'S PROMISE
Sin brought death to the world, but God loved us so much, he promised to send a Savior to take our place and pay for our sin.

 

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
Family friendly video: John 3:16
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EGG 4 - JESUS IS BORN
EGG 4 - JESUS IS BORN
Christmas is the beginning of the Easter story. Christmas is when we celebrate that Jesus, God’s Son, was born into this world to take our place.

 

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” – Luke 2:10-11
Family friendly video: God’s Story: Jesus is Born
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EGG 5 - JESUS' MINISTRY
EGG 5 - JESUS' MINISTRY
While Jesus was on earth, he lived a perfect life. He taught people about God and His plan for us. He healed many people and performed miracles. One of those miracles was feeding many, many people with only 5 loaves of bread and 2 small fish.

 

There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are they for so many? Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, about five thousand in number. Jesus then took the loaves, and when He had given thanks, He distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted.  And when they had eaten their fill, He told his disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten.  When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, “This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!” – John 6:9-14
Family friendly video: Jesus Feeds the 5000
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EGG 6 - PALM SUNDAY
EGG 6 - PALM SUNDAY
People began to follow Jesus and knew He was special. Some people thought he would be an earthly king. Once Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, and people laid down their coats and put palm branches on the ground to welcome this king.

 

As He was drawing near – already on the way down the Mount of Olives – the whole multitude of His disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” – Luke 19:37-38

 

Family friendly video: The Story of Easter (The Triumphal Entry)
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EGG 7 - THE LAST SUPPER
EGG 7 - THE LAST SUPPER
The Last Supper: Jesus knew his time was coming. He gathered his disciples together and gave them a new promise.

 

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body.’”  – Matthew 26:26-29
Family friendly video: The Last Supper
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EGG 8 - JUDAS' BETRAYAL
EGG 8 - JUDAS' BETRAYAL
Some people were upset that Jesus wasn’t following the law they were used to. Others were afraid he was trying to be the new king on earth. One of Jesus’ disciples, Judas, loved money and he agreed to betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.  Jesus was arrested.

 

While he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people. Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; seize him.” And he came up to Jesus at once and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” And he kissed him. Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you came to do.” Then they came up and laid hands on Jesus and seized him.
– Matthew 26:47-50

 

Family friendly video: Betrayal & Arrest of Jesus
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EGG 9 - JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED
EGG 9 -  JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED
Jesus was put on trial even though he had done nothing wrong. Pontius Pilate could find nothing wrong either, but the people were so angry, they demanded that Jesus be crucified. Pontius Pilate had Jesus beaten and placed a crown of thorns on his head.
and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head and put a reed in His right hand. And kneeling before Him, they mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” – Matthew 27:29

 

Family friendly video: The Story of Easter (Jesus’ Sacrifice)
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EGG 10 - JESUS DIED
EGG 10 - JESUS DIED
Eventually, Jesus was handed over. The soldiers nailed Jesus on the cross to die.

 

So they took Jesus, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.  There they crucified Him, and with Him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them.  Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”  – John 19:17-19

 

Family friendly video: The Story of Easter (Jesus’ Sacrifice)
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EGG 11 - JESUS WAS BURIED
EGG 11 - JESUS WAS BURIED
Jesus died on the cross. His body was taken down and he was buried in a tomb, like a cave, with a huge rock rolled in front of the entrance.

 

Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.”  – John 19:41-42

 

Family friendly video: The Story of Easter (Jesus’ Sacrifice)
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EGG 12 - JESUS LIVES!
EGG 12 - JESUS LIVES!
Jesus died, but he didn’t stay dead. Just as he promised, Jesus rose from the dead because he is God and he took the punishment for our sins.

 

He is not here, for He has risen, as He said. Come, see the place where He lay.” – Matthew 28:6

 

Family friendly video: The Story of Easter (Jesus’ Sacrifice)
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Below you will find links for older youth, teens and adults that connect to the same Easter story topics as above.  We encourage you to watch and discuss with your family.

 

Please note not all of the views presented in the teen/adult links may align with LCMS beliefs.  They do however provide interesting points to encourage discussion and study of the Word.  For specific questions about any of these topics please call the Church Office and ask to speak with a Pastor.

Additional Study Links
(for older youth, teens and adults)

Earth/Creation
Earth/Creation
God’s Creation according to Genesis: https://youtu.be/ean_aMNkAgM
ESV reading of John chapter 1: https://youtu.be/MNKhOR_DNhU
What Actually Happened at Mount St. Helens?https://youtu.be/kjdZ3Gs-PTk
Creation Sermon of Dale Meyerhttps://media.lhm.org/lutheranhour/mp3s/8523.mp3
How Radiometric Dating Works: https://youtu.be/z1lBdLVyzzo
The Fine-Tuning of Universe: https://youtu.be/EE76nwimuT0
James Tour : The Mystery of the Origin of Life: https://youtu.be/zU7Lww-sBPg
Protein structure cannot evolve by mutations, shows study undercutting Darwin: https://youtu.be/cFc1yn0VVj4
Review of 2018 DNA study:   https://drrichswier.com/2018/06/05/sweeping-dna-study-supports-creationism/
The Wonder of Water: https://youtu.be/e2i0g1sL-X4
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Sin
Promise of a Savior
Christmas
Jesus' Ministry
Palm Sunday
The Last Supper/Judas' Betrayal
The Trial of Jesus
The Tomb
The Empty Tomb
Extras
Extras
Challenges to Darwinism / Materialism

Information Enigma : Where does information come from? https://youtu.be/aA-FcnLsF1g

Multi interview with multiple scientists, mathematicians, & philosophers the Mathematical Challenges of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution: https://youtu.be/noj4phMT9OE


Historicity of the Bible

Paul Maier presents new evidence from history and archology at Iowa State in classic fashion: https://youtu.be/XAN3kQHTKWI

Is the Bible confirmed by archeology? Walk through the British Museum of History – review of biblical references https://youtu.be/DZ4fun9N2AQ


Bible Corruption?

Bible Corruption? Lecture – Watch till the end. Interesting summary of Bart Ehrman beginning 1:11:30 https://youtu.be/zZ5cgQUJnrI


Common Objections to the faith and or GOD

Are all religion the same? D. Craig Videos https://youtu.be/RRyq6RwzlEM

Ravi answers a question on his recommended method to present Jesus to Atheists https://youtu.be/yZLzLVAUJiU

Issue of Evil and Suffering: Part 1 Logic D. Craig Videos https://youtu.be/k64YJYBUFLM

Issue of Evil and Suffering: Part 2 Logic D. Craig Videos https://youtu.be/cxj8ag8Ntd4

A Hume perspective that only naturalistic explanations are possible, are addressed in a documented academic 2 volume effort https://www.amazon.com/Miracles-volumes-Credibility-Testament-Accounts-ebook/dp/B007KOI2PY/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=miracles+keener&qid=1586103235&sr=8-2

Why Christianity is different from religions from a former atheist perspective https://youtu.be/7NtP5kofuwk

Creation Vs Evolution: Is Genesis Relevant? With Bryan Osborne – who made the same presentation at HC in March. https://youtu.be/0jG-7Yl2rsU


How does the faith stand up against other world views?

Does God Exit? William Lane Craig vs Christopher Hitchens – Full Debate https://youtu.be/0tYm41hb48o

Richard Dawkins vs John Lenox | The God Delusion Debate https://youtu.be/zF5bPI92-5o

What is God Really Like. Tawhid or Trinity? Dr. Shabir Ally and Dr. Nabeel Qureshi Debate https://youtu.be/FWpqqqZn7Kg


Allegory of the Christian Walk

Musical movie version of The Pilgrim’s Progress https://youtu.be/faeen3y7PV0

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