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Easter Bible Story - Garden of Grace

So much of the Easter Bible story can be missed.  We often think we know the whole story, every detail, and therefore, we just scan over the Scriptures.

Let's not overlook the garden though!  A garden brings life...and when we connect the Garden of Eden with the Easter garden, we see a great exchange take place - the heart of the Easter Bible Story!

Easter Bible Story

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In the Garden

"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."
John 19:41

Read, Write & Learn

  1. Read- John 19:38-42, John 20:1-18
  2. Write  - John 19:41 & John 20:15-16
  3. Learn - Sin robbed the Garden of Eden and the world of life; Jesus brought life back to the world and to the garden where tombs of death were.

Easter Bible Story Discussion

Discuss with your family, class or friend, or think about the following:

  • Have you ever stopped to think of how the tomb was in a garden?  Mary Magdalene even mistook Jesus for the gardener.  Read John 19:41 and John 20:15 again.  Nothing God does is by accident; think of what this could mean in this instance.
  • Take time to think about gardens in the Bible. There are three gardens in the Bible that immediately come to mind: the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1:8), the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36) and the garden where Jesus was buried and resurrected (John 19:41.


  1. God planted the Garden of Eden to produce life, yet our choice led to death taking over.  A tomb, a place of death, was place in a garden, yet God's choice led to Life coming forth!
  2. The Garden of Gethsemane was where Jesus prayed.  One thing He asked the Father was if there was any other way.  Have you ever struggled in life wishing there was a different path or plan?   Like Jesus, we can trust the Father truly knows best.  It's okay to ask why or if there is another way, but then He desires for us to trust His Way.  There was no other way but for Jesus to endure the cross and the punishment of our sin, but God's power is greater than all...therefore the place of death, the tomb in the garden, produced life...eternal life!
  • Read John 12:24.  Jesus said - "I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels - a plentiful harvest of new lives." NLT

All through the Bible we can read about gardens, seeds, fruit, growing, etc.  Take a look at a few of these:

1 Kings 6:14-18 - The Temple Decor

Isaiah 58:9-11 - Well Watered Garden

Jeremiah 17:7-8 - Planted by the Stream

Ezekiel 47:12 - Prophecy of a Future Garden

Matthew 13:31-32 - Mustard Seed

Matthew 13:1–23, Mark 4:1–20, Luke 8:4–15 - Parable of the Sower

John 14 - Vineyard, Vine & Fruit


Live it out - Easter Bible Story

Today or this week live out the truth of the Easter Bible story by planting something. It may be -

  • Plant seeds or a plant, and as you water and watch them grow, let it remind you how our spiritual life needs watering with the Living Water through His Word.
  • Plant seeds of hope and encouragement into others through words or acts of service.

Or leave a seed on your desk or somewhere you will see it to remind you again of our need for Jesus and His Living Water.  Without Him, the seed remains dead.  We were meant to be planted and yield fruit with more seeds!

Gardens produce life!  Jesus reminds us our lives produce good fruit as we abide in Him.  Take time to read John 14.

© Copyright 2024 Susan Smart

Worship with Music - "In the Garden"

Activities for Kids - Easter Bible STory

  1. Try this fun object lesson with seeds to teach the beauty of God's salvation.
  2. Make a mini Easter Garden.
  3. Two Bible lessons for kids using seeds and gardening:

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