Act out a scene for the family (could be as simple as someone dropping a piece of paper and someone else picking it up). Ask each family member to tell you what they saw.
What is an eyewitness? (One who tells what he/she has seen)
You were eyewitnesses to what happened just now. 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 that the story is true and so we can believe it.
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).
Why is the Resurrection Important?
Items needed: One balloon for each set of two kids, Bible
Read John 11:25 together. Divide your family into pairs and give each pair a balloon. Instruct them to say a word of the verse each time they bat the balloon back and forth.
What did Jesus say? (I am the resurrection and the life.)
What will happen to those who believe in Him? (They will live again after they die; they will go to heaven; etc.)
Because Jesus came alive again and defeated death, we can live again after we die. Knowing we will live with Jesus forever means we don’t have to fear death.
An optional idea is to make a banner of the verse. (Write words of the verse on paper, decorate them, tape them to yarn, and hang up the banner.)
Make a yummy treat and announce 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 and 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 who you know that needs to hear this good news and make a plan to share it with them. Make an invitation and invite family or friends to come to church and then to brunch/lunch at your house. Say a prayer for the person(s) you will invite.
The good news about Jesus is just TOO GOOD to keep to ourselves.