Friday, June 20, 2014

Easter Sunday School Lesson - On the Road to Emmaus

Use this Easter Sunday School lesson to teach kids about Jesus appearing to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus.


Needed: Bibles

Lesson: (Note: Always give students the opportunity to answer the questions before you clarifying the teaching.)

(Have students take turns reading Luke 24:13-16, or read it yourself.)

Jesus was talking with the two disciples as they walked on the road, but it says that they were kept from recognizing Him. They didn’t know He was. How do you think they were kept from recognizing Him? (God made them think they were seeing somebody else besides Jesus.)

(Have students take turns reading Luke 24:17-27, or read it yourself.)

Jesus said that the Christ had to put to death and rise again. Then He explained it to them in the books of Moses and the books of the prophets. What are the books of Moses and the books of the prophets? Do we still have those books? Can we read them? (Yes, they’re the books of the Old Testament in the Bible.)

Jesus is saying that the books of the Old Testament prophesied about Him, told the future about Him and what He was going to do. How could Moses and the prophets have known what was going to happen to Jesus before Jesus was even born? (God told them about Jesus and what He was going to do.)

It was God’s plan for Jesus to come and die so that we could be forgiven for our sins and so that we could go to Heaven when we die instead.

(Have students take turns reading Luke 24:28-31, or read it yourself.)

It says that the two disciples finally realized it was Jesus talking to them when He took some bread, gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to them. Why would Jesus doing that remind them of Jesus and make them realize that it was Jesus talking to them? (Jesus had done the same thing a few nights before this when He started the tradition of communion. He had taken the bread, gave thanks, broke it, and given it to His disciples, saying “Take and eat. This is My body, which is broken for you.” The bread being broken reminds us of how Jesus’ body was hurt when He was being crucified.

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