The Miracle of the Resurrection Plant
A Lesson for Sunday School During Lent and Easter
I have taught Sunday school over 15 years and the lessons building up during Lent and heading into Easter are my favorite ones to teach. A few years ago in Arizona I found a plant in the local gift shop called the Resurrection Plant.
My curiosity got the best of me and I looked at the dead plant in the bag and although the science side of my brain said yes, I asked the clerk "Does this really work?" She smiled brightly and exclaimed "Oh yes, it's great fun, the kids love watching the plant come to life."
She had me sold, I had seen video of the desert turning green in just a few hours after a rain and didn't know how it happened. It makes sense that a plant like the Rose of Jericho would be sold in a desert state like Arizona, and I had just come from the desert where all the plants "seemed" dead.
So I purchased a plant and brought it to my Sunday School class. For three years I used the same Resurrection Plant as an example of how Christ died and came to life on Easter. My kids were enthralled and captivated and it's one of their favorite memories of church.
Resurrection Plant - It Dies and Comes Back to life
This plant is a perfect example of how things that appear to be dead really aren't dead after all, but just dormant. Just give this Rose of Jericho Resurrection Fern some water and the fronds open and turn green within just a few hours.
This kit contains a Selaginella lepidophylla plant, commonly known as a Rose of Jericho fern, or affectionately referred to the Resurrection plant.
A perfect gift for a Sunday School class during the Lent or Easter season to give an example of the resurrection of Christ.
Resurrection Plant Lesson in My Class - The Kids were amazedClick thumbnail to view full-size
So Let me Ask You...
Have You ever Heard of the Resurrection Plant?
Does Your Class or Christian School Need A Fundraising Idea? - Or, do you just want to give one to each student?
The lesson of Resurrection Plant is ideal for Christian schools as they can combine the Christian lesson of Christs resurrection with biology, science, ecology, and botany.
What Christian science teacher wouldn't love this idea. Twenty four plants are packed in this case and can be used every year as part of the spring science curriculum and lesson plan. Lessons can be given on water conservation, desert life, hibernation, and dormancy.
Even public schools teachers could use this Rose of Jericho plant, and as it's sometimes called, the Dinosaur plant, as it was probably around during the time of the dinosaurs.
Want to give a Resurrection plant for each one of your kids in church, Sunday school or in your Christian school?
This is bulk pack of Resurrection Plants is the best deal yet. A fundraiser can even be created for a charity or mission.
Not Convinced The Ressurection Plant Really Does Come Back to Life? - Watch these videos for yourself
Rose of Jericho - A blooming plant in the desert
Whether you call this plant the Resurrection plant, Rose of Jerrico, Dinosaur plant, or the for Miracle plant it is a very cool and fascinating lesson. Adults and children are fascinated on how quickly it responds to water and opens.
Not many people have seen this unique plant before and it quickly becomes a conversation starter. Deserts bloom within hours from what appears to be a dead and desolate environment. But when given life giving water these types of plants open, turn green and bloom into color.
Sometimes called the Miracle Air plant, this fern responds to the slightest moisture in the air and even if it dies, you didn't kill it. Great gift for a small child to help teach responsibility.
Hispanic Christians are one of the fastest growing group s in the world. Their faith, often Catholic, is strong and this kit containing the Rosa de Jerico comes with a free amulet necklace and prayer in Spanish.
Do you have a small Sunday School class you would like to give a gift for Easter?
This pack of six Resurrection plants (selaginalla lepidophylia) is an economical way to give a gift to your kids.
These are packed bulk with no fancy packaging so they you can create a craft box with custom decorations and Christian messages unique to each student and your class.
Remember these will live forever so think of a box or gift presentation they can keep for years.
The Cross, A Symbol of Christianity - Wear your faith for others to see
Christians wear symbols of their faith as an outward sign to others and a reminder that God loves them and Christ forgives.
Crosses are the most common representative of Christianity and a perfect gift during Easter and at a child's confirmation. Many people wear crosses as a touchstone of remembrance, all one has to do is reach up touch the cross around their neck and they are reminded of Christs love and forgiveness.
Give your son, or special boy a cross for confirmation, Easter or graduation. The leather band is masculine and durable and the black cross is a representative of his faith and your Christian love for him.
These horseshoe crosses are perfect to give your Sunday School kids for Easter. They are colorful and durable, yet won't break your budget.
Small kids are hard on jewelry, but it doesn't mean they don't want to wear the symbol of Christ and their faith.
For the special girl or young lady this silver, diamond, and sapphire cross makes the perfect confirmation or Easter gift.
She will keep and treasure this expression of your Christian love for a lifetime. It will become a keepsake of the special event and Christ everlasting love.
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