Be an Eyewitness
Hide an egg in a strange place and ask the kids to tell you what they saw.
(Give them time to tell what you did.) You were an eyewitness. What is an eyewitness? (One who tells what he/she has seen.) You were eyewitnesses to me hiding the egg.
The Bible records the words of several eyewitnesses to Jesus’ resurrection. (Luke 1:1-4) Real people saw Jesus alive after He had been dead and wrote about it so we can know and believe the story is true.
The resurrection of Jesus is a historical event. Even though we were not alive when George Washington was the first president of the United States, we believe he was because of eyewitness accounts from people who lived then. We believe the eyewitness accounts that Jesus came alive again after He was dead. Over 500 people saw Jesus alive after His death (1 Corinthians 15:6).
Make a yummy treat and proclaim that you have an announcement. “I have good news! I made a yummy treat. But I have decided that I will eat it all myself.” After hearing groans and complaints, act surprised. Ask: “Would you like me to share this with you?”
Share the treat and talk about the good news that Jesus died for us.
Discuss different people you might share the good news with, and make a plan to do so. Invite family or friends to come to church with you on Easter Sunday and then to lunch at your house. Pray for those you invite.
The good news about Jesus is just TOO GOOD to keep quiet!
Promise the children a treat and keep your promise. (It doesn’t have to be food. You might promise to play a game after dinner or allow them to stay up 30 minutes late.)
After you’ve kept your promise, talk about it:
What is a promise? (A guarantee to do what a person says he/she will do)
The most important thing to know about a promise is WHO is making the promise. If the person who makes the promise can be trusted, then you can count on them to keep their word.
Before Jesus died, He told His disciples that He was going to come alive again after three days. Did He keep His word? YES! Jesus is completely trustworthy and will do what He says He will. We can trust Jesus with everything because He always keeps His promises!