Use this as part of your Jesus Sunday School lessons to tell students about the future resurrection.
Intro Game: Get Up! – Have students lie down on the floor. Sitting is fine if you don’t have enough room for everyone to lie down. When you yell, “Get up!” everyone should get to their feet and jump into the air as quickly as they can. The first person to jump gets to be the next caller. Play as long as time allows. Be sure to give everyone a chance to be the caller, even if you have to ask someone who’s already done it to give up their turn.
Lesson: (Note: Always allow students enough time to think about and to give their answers to the questions before clarifying the teaching.)
Ask students, How many of you know someone who has died? Who was it?
It’s very sad when someone dies, but I have some good news for you today.
(Have students take turns reading Luke 7:11-12, or read it yourself.)
What bad thing happened in this story? (A woman’s son died.)
How do you think the woman felt when her son died? (Sad.)
(Have another student read Luke 7:13, or read it yourself.)
When Jesus saw the mother and the people carrying the dead son, how did Jesus feel? (He felt bad for the mother.)
Do you think Jesus feels bad for you when something bad happens to you? (Yes.)
Jesus loves you and cares about you and He doesn’t want to see bad things happen to you.
(Have students take turns reading Luke 7:14-15, or read it yourself.)
What did Jesus do for the mother whose son had died? (Jesus brought back the son back to life.)
Someday, Jesus will come back to Earth and He will bring everyone back to life who has died, and He will make it so that everyone who hasn’t died, will never die. He’ll make our bodies perfect so that we can’t get sick, or get hurt, or get old anymore. And we will all live with Jesus and God forever, as long as we believe in Jesus.
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