Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Free Resurrection Sunday Lesson

Resurrection Sunday is three weeks away . . . if you still haven't decided what you will be doing for Resurrection Sunday . . . maybe this lesson will work for you! Resurrection Sunday is the most important day in the history of man! If Jesus didn't rise from the dead then our faith would be in vain. But He did rise from the dead! This is one of the things which sets Him apart from all the other religious leaders throughout time! I Corinthians 1512-22 . . . "We have preached that Christ has been raised from the dead. So how can some of you say that no one rises from the dead? If no one rises from the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, what we preach doesn't mean anything. Your faith doesn't mean anything either. More than that, we would be lying about God. We have given witness that God raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if the dead are not raised. If the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith doesn't mean anything. Your sins have not been forgiven. Those who have died believing in Christ are also lost. Do we have hope in Christ only for this life? Then people should pity us more than anyone else.But Christ really has been raised from the dead. He is the first of all those who will rise. Death came because of what a man did. Rising from the dead also comes because of what a man did. Because of Adam, all people die. So because of Christ, all will be made alive." (NIrV)

But in fact, Jesus has been raised from the dead and in Him we shall be made alive! This is absolutely something worth celebrating! I'm delighted to give you a free Resurrection Sunday lesson for Preschool/Early Elementary and a free lesson for Elementary age children. You could use them in your Sunday or Mid-Week ministries . . . or anywhere you like!

I'm also including reproducible fliers for use in small group for both the preschool/early elementary and the elementary age levels. Use these to engage the children in thinking through the lesson and how it lives out in their every day lives. Encourage the children to select a "Live-it" activity so they can be focused on taking what they learned, out the doors of the church and living it in their lives all week long! Send the Family Fliers home to get families talking, learning and growing together!

You may have visitors in your church on Resurrection Sunday so be sure you are well staffed and that your volunteers are ready to share with children how they can trust in Jesus for forgiveness and new life!

Resurrection Sunday . . . the most important day in the history of man! Jesus did rise from the dead and our faith is real and life changing!

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