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March 27, 2016
Title: The Greatest History of All
Short Video: Youtube: The Beginner’s Bible Resurrection Story- zondevan
Memory Verse: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.’” —John 11:25
Songs: 1. ‘Happy Day’ Action
2. God so Loved
Take Note: 1. Let’s make this Sunday’s Children Church a Celebrative Day
2. Greet all the birthday celebrants for the mo. Of March and those who will
be graduating. Prepare a simple token for them.
Ice breaker Game: JESUS LIVES LETTERS: Have the children search for cut
out letters for J-E-S-U-S L-I-V-E-S that are hidden around the room. The
children will bring the brightly colored letters back to their table and add
glitter glue for decoration and glue the letters in the correct order on a poster
THE EMPTY TOMB
Lessons in this series:
After completing this lesson, the children will understand the resurrection of Jesus, and how the
disciples found hope and joy because He rose from the grave. This hope and joy is available to all
who know Jesus.
AS KIDS ARRIVE (10 minutes)
Before class write the following definition on the board:
Resurrection - the act of coming back to life after being dead.
Have paper and crayons or markers on the tables. As the children arrive, encourage them to draw pictures
to represent resurrection as you have it defined on the board. Share or display drawings once everyone
OPENING PRAYER AND PRAISE (5 minutes)
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Note: Easter Sunday often brings many visitors to your class. Be sure to pray for these visitors and their
families to let them know they are very special.
MEMORY WORK (12 minutes)
: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.’” —John 11:25
SCRIPTURE READING AND DISCUSSION (15 minutes)
After Jesus died on the cross, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for His body. Joseph was one of Jesus'
secret followers. He was usually afraid of the Jews, but on this day he was bold enough and strong in his
love for Jesus that he volunteered to take care of his body. He and Nicodemus wrapped Him in strips of
linens with spices, in accordance to Jewish burial customs. Then they placed Him in a new tomb. After this,
Pilate gave an order to make the tomb secure, and to have it guarded. He was afraid the disciples would
deceive the people by removing the body and claiming Jesus had been raised from the dead. This is where
our story today begins.
Read Matthew 28:1-10 ( Have a Skit to present your lesson)
1. Who were the first disciples to visit the tomb? (Mary Magdalene and the other Mary)
2. When did they go to visit the tomb? (After the Sabbath - or Sunday morning.)
3. How would you react if you visited a grave of a loved one today, and found it empty? How did the two
women react?(They were afraid)
4. What happened to the guards? (When they saw the angel, they were afraid and fell as if dead.)
5. What did the angel say to the women? (see Matthew 28:5,6)
6. Once the women understood that Jesus was alive and they would see Him again, how did they
react? (They were filled with joy and hurried to tell the others.)
APPLICATION (4 minutes)
The Bible says, "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!. In his great mercy he has given
us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an
inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you." (1 Peter 1:3-4)
The resurrection of Jesus is the center of the Easter story. Jesus bore our sins and so died on a cross, but
He rose from the dead! His resurrection gives us life. We are powerless in our sin, but if we have faith in
Jesus, and believe in His resurrection, we become new creations. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new
creation has come; the old has gone, the new is here!" (2 Corinthians 5:17)