Resurrection Egg Hunt

Resurrection Egg Hunt

Welcome to the Resurrection Egg Hunt in The Hills, Highlander Acres, Fox Run, and Downtown Henderson.
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We begin the celebration of Holy Week, one of the most significant weeks in the history of our world, with the Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.  

Egg #1:
The Hills: 1100 Landing Meadows Drive
Highlander Acres: 241 Tartan
Fox Run: 398 West Fox Hollow
Downtown: 626 North Main

Egg #1 – Ride on a donkey

A lowly donkey was given to Jesus to ride into Jerusalem before His death and resurrection.     

Matthew 21 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

“Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!” 

Egg #2:
The Hills: 946 Hillmont
Highlander Acres: 244 Tartan
Fox Run: 267 East Fox Hollow
Downtown: 607 North Main

Egg #2 – The Silver Coins

Judas accepted 30 silver coins in exchange for turning Jesus over to the religious leaders who didn’t like him. 

Matthew 26 New International Version (NIV)

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

14 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
46 Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!”

Jesus Arrested

47 While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him.
50 Jesus replied, “Do what you came for, friend.”

Judas Hangs Himself

Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people made their plans how to have Jesus executed. So they bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate the governor.
When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.”
“What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”
So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.”  

Egg #3:
The Hills: 1104 Oak Crest Court
Highlander Acres: 2513 Heather Lane
Fox Run: 257 East Fox Hollow
Downtown: 327 North Main

Egg #3 – Passover Cup

At Jesus’ last supper with His disciples before He died on the cross, He used the cup of wine to explain His death.  Christians still drink from a cup to remember Christ’s blood poured out for us and our sins.  

Matthew 26 New International Version (NIV)

The Last Supper

17 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”
18 He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’” 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the[b] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

Exodus 12 New International Version (NIV)

The Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread

23 When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.

Egg #4:
The Hills: 871 Constanza Drive
Highlander Acres: 2609 Heather Lane
Fox Run: 2156 Vanguard Ave.
Downtown: 315 North Main

Egg #4 – Praying Hands

Praying hands remind us that Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray with His disciples.  

Mark 14 New International Version (NIV)


32 They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. 34 “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.”
35 Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. 36 “Abba,[f] Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
37 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Simon,” he said to Peter, “are you asleep? Couldn’t you keep watch for one hour? 38 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
39 Once more he went away and prayed the same thing. 40 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him.
41 Returning the third time, he said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The hour has come. Look, the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!”

Egg #5:
Wolf Hills: 906 Constanza Drive
Highlander Acres: 2617 Heather Lane
Fox Run: 2147 Vanguard Ave
Downtown: 240 North Main

Egg #5 – Leather Whip 

After His trial by Pilate, the Roman Soldiers used leather ropes with rocks and metal woven in to whip Jesus leaving 39 deep gashes in His skin.  

John 19 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Sentenced to Be Crucified

Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in the face.
Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews gathered there, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.” When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”
As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”
But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.”
The Jewish leaders insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.”
When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid, and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer. 10 “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?”
11 Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”
12 From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jewish leaders kept shouting, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar.”
13 When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s seat at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha). 14 It was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about noon.
“Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews.
15 But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!”
“Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked.
“We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered.

Egg #6:
Wolf Hills: 906 East Knight Court
Highlander Acres: 2732 Heather Lane
Fox Run: 132 Cheaney Drive
Downtown: 236 North Main

Egg #6 Crown of Thorns

The soldiers who crucified Jesus placed a crown of thorns on His head, so they could mock Him by saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”  

Matthew 27 New International Version (NIV)

The Soldiers Mock Jesus

27 Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. 28 They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, 29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. 30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. 31 After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.

Egg #7:
Wolf Hills: 902 Wolf Hill Blvd.
Highlander Acres: 2616 Fence Post Lane
Fox Run: 2157 Vanguard Ave.
Downtown: 200 North Main

Egg#7  Nails in the Cross

Three large nails were driven into Jesus’ hands and feet to nail Him to the cross.  

John 19 New International Version (NIV)

16 Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified.

The Crucifixion of Jesus

So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.
19 Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: jesus of nazareth, the king of the jews. 20 Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek. 21 The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that this man claimed to be king of the Jews.”
22 Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”

Egg #8:
Wolf Hills: 918 Wolf Hills Blvd.
Highlander Acres: 616 Bittersweet Lane
Fox Run: 126 Hubbard Lane
Downtown: 131 North Main 

Egg #8 Dice for Gambling

The Roman soldiers used dice to gamble for Jesus’ robe.  

John 19 New International Version (NIV)

23 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.
24 “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”

This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said,
“They divided my clothes among them
and cast lots for my garment.”
So this is what the soldiers did.

25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 

Egg #9:
Wolf Hills: 901 Wolf Hill Blvd.
Highlander Acres: 2650 Irish Ivy Lane
Fox Run: 114 Hubbard Lane
Downtown: 112 North Main

Egg #9 Soldier’s Spear

Roman Soldiers used a spear to pierce Jesus’ side when He was on the cross.  

John 19 New International Version (NIV)

The Death of Jesus

31 Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. 32 The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. 33 But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34 Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. 35 The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe. 36 These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,” 37 and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.”

Egg #10:
Wolf Hills: 1355 Dylan Circle
Highlander Acres: 2531 Irish Ivy Lane
Fox Run: 115 Hubbard Lane
Downtown: 9 South Main

Egg #10 Linen Wrapping

Joseph of Arimathea wrapped the body of Jesus in a linen cloth after He died on the cross. 

Matthew 27 New International Version (NIV)

The Burial of Jesus

57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.

Egg #11:
Wolf Hills: 1380 Dylan Circle
Highlander Acres: 2625 East Daffodil Court
Fox Run: 127 Hubbard Lane
Downtown: 11 South Main

Egg #11 Stone at the Tomb

The huge stone that had covered the tomb was found rolled away. 

Matthew 28 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Has Risen

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.

Egg # 12:
Wolf Hills: 1418 Dylan Circle
Highlander Acres: 2525 West Daffodil Court
Fox Run: 145 Hubbard Lane
Downtown: First Baptist Church at Center and Elm

Egg #12 – Empty Tomb

Jesus’ tomb was empty because he rose from the dead!  

Matthew 28 New International Version (NIV)

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 

On Easter Sunday and EVERYDAY, we celebrate, “He Is Risen!”

Without the cross and empty tomb, there is no Christian faith.  Jesus, the Son of God, lived a perfect life and then died as a sacrifice in our place.  His resurrection from the grave proved that Jesus is who he says He is.  He conquered death and made a way for us to be forgiven of our sins so that we could have a right relationship with God and look forward to eternal life with Him.

If you are not sure about your relationship with God, here is the Good News- the Gospel.  

  1. God Rules –  God created everything and He is in charge of everything.   Read Revelation 4:11
  2. We sinned –  Everyone sins or disobeys God.  Our sin separates us from God.  Read Romans 3:23
  3. God provided –  God is holy and must punish sin.  God sent His Son, Jesus, to take the punishment we deserve.  Read John 3:16  
  4. Jesus gives – Jesus took our punishment for sin by giving His life, and He gives us His righteousness. God sees us as if we lived the perfect life Jesus lived. This is the best gift ever! Read 2 Corinthians 5:21
  5. We Respond – Explain that everyone has a choice to make. Ask: “Will you trust Jesus as your Savior and Lord? You can turn from self and sin and turn to Jesus.” Read Romans 10:9-10.

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