Last updated on April 11th, 2020
Sunday in a quiet time,
bless this little life of mine.
In the wonder of each day,
let me live a holy way.
Gott, der Sonntag gehört dir,
deinen Segen wünsch ich mir.
Lass mich deine Wege gehn,
täglich deine Wunder sehn.
- Today we’ll hear about the resurrection of Jesus. What does the word “resurrection” mean?
(The act of coming back to life after being dead).
- So that means today is the day that Jesus came back from the dead! Does anyone know what led to Jesus’ death in the first place?
(Quick overview: 1. Last Supper on Maundy Thursday 2. Arrested while praying in Gethsemane 3. Crucified on Good Friday 4. Buried in the stone tomb – maybe ask ‘what is a stone tomb?’).
• After Jesus died and was buried in that solid stone tomb with that huge rock sealing it shut, how could he possibly come back from the dead? We’ll learn what happened in today’s lesson…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe50_LaJgWE [Start at 1:42]
- Who was the first person/people to visit the tomb after Jesus was buried?
(Mary Magdalene & other women)
- What did she/the women see?
(The large stone had been rolled away and the tomb was empty)
- How do you think you would feel if you were Mary, or one of the women?
- What did Peter find when he went inside the tomb?
(Strips of folded cloth that Jesus was wrapped in after he died.)
- What did Mary find when she went inside the tomb?
(Two angels, who asked why she was crying)
- Who did Mary think she saw when she left the tomb?
- When did she know this man was actually Jesus?
(When he called her name)
- How did the disciples react when Mary told them she saw Jesus?
(They gathered together, afraid of what the Jewish leaders might do to them)
- How did they react when they saw Jesus appear before them?
(They were very happy)
- What did Jesus tell the disciples?
(They would continue his work by preaching about God’s love)
- Why did Jesus die and rise again?
(To overcome death and lead us, God’s children, to heaven after our bodies die.)
The Sunday School can join the whole congregation to make Easter Stones explained on our website here.
Crafting activities that require supplies:
- The Empty Tomb craft, or Easter skit: https://www.sunday-school-center.com/support-files/lg4-lesson-5-the-empty-tomb-easter-sunday.pdf
- TOMB PAINTING: Let the children paint a picture of a tomb on a piece of construction paper with grass and clouds, etc. around the tomb. Paint HE LIVES above the tomb art.
- CROSS BOOK MARKERS: Give the children supplies to draw and cut out a cross from card stock. Decorate it with stickers and colored markers to make a book marker. Write I HAVE SEEN THE LORD, or JESUS LIVES on the cross. Add a ribbon put through a hole at the top of the cross.
- Crossword/colouring pages/word jumble/maze activities found at the end of this page: https://sermons4kids.com/case_of_the_empty_tomb.htm
- Place a dark cloth over a small table to form a “tomb”. Ask someone/a child to be the body inside. Place a cardboard rock at the entrance. Let the child(ren) see the body inside (or ask them how they feel in the tomb) and then put the stone in place. “Body” crawls out the back and the children remove the stone to see an empty tomb. (Young ones love this re-enactment)
Dear parents, we’d like to ask for your permission to make a collage of the pictures and publish it on our social media channels. Thank you!