Thanks for stopping by! While we are unable to meet together in-person, we would love for you to spend time with your families watching the lessons provided by the Gospel Project and then using the questions provided to have a discussion about the lesson. Also, included on this page, are your activity pages. Feel free to download and print these off for a great activity that will take the lesson even further!
April 12, 2020
PRE-SCHOOL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
1. What had Jesus done wrong? (nothing)
2. What was rolled in front of the tomb? (a large stone)
3. Who went to Jesus’s tomb on the third day? (two of Jesus’ friends, both named Mary)
4. What made the women happy at the tomb? (Jesus had risen. He was alive!)
5. What did Jesus tell the women to do? (tell His friends to go to Galilee to meet Him)
6. Why did Jesus become human? (Jesus because human to rescue sinners.)
K-1 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
1. What did the religious leaders want to do with Jesus? (kill Him, Matt. 26:66)
2. What sign was hung above Jesus on the cross? (This is Jesus, King of the Jews, Matt 27:37)
3. Who saw Jesus raised from the dead? (Mary Magdalene, Peter and the disciples, and more than 500 other people; Matt. 28:1,16; 1 Cor. 15:5-8)
4. How can you know if you are saved? Guide kids to see it is not our feelings that save us, it is God’s grace given to us through faith. (Eph. 2:8-9) Help them understand that salvation comes to everyone who trusts in Jesus. (Rom. 10:9) Explain what is written in the Bible—we can know that we are saved, even if we don’t feel saved or do sometimes choose sin. (1 John 5:12-13)
5. Why is the resurrection so important? Discuss Jesus’ role as a substitute. Jesus died for our sins because He had no sin. If He had stayed dead, it would have meant His sacrifice wasn’t enough. Jesus’ resurrection ensures that we will live forever with God because it proved that sin is paid for completely.
6. What does it mean to have eternal life? Help kids understand that eternal life is more than just a place with God after we die. Point out that our new life begins as soon as we believe the truth about Jesus. We become new creatures. Our current lives reflect that change through loving obedience to Jesus, and we look to the future when Jesus will return and fix all that sin has broken.
GRADES 2-5 QUESTIONS:
1. Why is it important that Jesus didn’t stay dead but He came back to life? Lead kids to recognize that Jesus’ resurrection proved that God accepted Jesus’ death as the payment for sin. It shows His victory over sin and death. Paul said if there was no resurrection, we would still be dead in our sins. (1 Cor. 15:17) Jesus’ resurrection gives us hope that we too will be resurrected one day.
2. How do we know Jesus is alive? Where is He today? Guide kids to recall that after Jesus rose from the dead, He appeared to the women and the twelve disciples as well as more than 500 other people. Emphasize that we ultimately believe by faith in Jesus’ resurrection. Today Jesus is alive in heaven. One day, He will return to set up His kingdom forever.
3. How does the fact that Jesus’ tomb is empty affect how we live today? Prompt kids to consider the reality that Jesus has conquered sin and death, providing forgiveness to all who trust in Him. The empty tomb shows that God is faithful, powerful, and loving. Because Jesus is alive, we can live with confidence that our further with Him is secure. Jesus resurrection gives us hope for eternal life. We can live with a purpose-to know God and make Him known. We have hope even in hard circumstances.