Jesus Rises from the Dead
He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Matthew 28:6 NASB
The Point of the Lesson:
Each child will learn that Jesus came back to life after He was crucified. They will understand that this is the joy of the Easter celebration. They will see that they can share this good news with others by telling them what Jesus has done.
The Power of God’s Word:
We are telling you what we have seen and heard.
1 John 1:3a CEV
The Prayer of Each Child:
Dear Jesus, This is the best part about Easter. You came back to life. Nothing is impossible with You. I can trust You to help me with anything. I want You to always be a part of my life. Help me to tell my friends and family this good news. Amen
The Lesson in a Word:Tell
Jesus is Alive!
After Jesus died on the cross, a friend of Jesus named Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate if he could take Jesus’ body and give Him a proper burial. Joseph took Jesus and wrapped Him in clean linen and laid Him in a tomb. They rolled a large rock in front of the tomb and went away. The leaders who didn’t like Jesus demanded that Pilate put guards at the tomb, so that no one could take Jesus’ body and make it seem like he was alive. So there were guards at the tomb. On the morning of the third day, Mary Magdalene and the other women came to the tomb. As they approached, they felt the earth shake as an angel rolled the stone away and sat down. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. Jesus isn’t here. He’s risen. He’s alive!” The angel sent the women to tell the others the good news. Later when Mary Magdalene went back to the tomb, Jesus appeared to her. She was so excited she went to tell everyone the good news: Jesus is alive!
(Source: Matthew 27:57-66 & 28:1-7, John 20:11, 14-18)