Jesus taught people in the temple and on a nearby hill called the Mount of Olives. The priests plotted to kill Jesus. One of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, agreed to turn Jesus over to the priests in exchange for 30 silver coins. (The Friend, April 2011)
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- Read a few of Jesus's parables, such as: Parable of the Two Sons, Parable of the Royal Marriage Feast, The Great Commandment, The Widow's Mite, Parable of the Talents, Parable of the Good Samaritan.
- Think/journal about a parable. Why did Jesus use parables to teach? How can you can apply their symbols to your life?
- Read "The Parable of the Bicycle" by Stephen Robinson for a sweet modern-day analogy of grace.
- Using some clay and wicking from a craft store, make an olive oil lamp to use tomorrow as you read the Parable of the Ten Virgins. (You can just wing it or these are good instructions.) This gives it time to dry to use for a special Jerusalem dinner on Thursday. My kids like to pull out their previous years' lamps and laugh at their craftsmanship. I always put the lamps on a cookie sheet since the oil does soak through the clay.