Sunday, June 15, 2014

Online Sunday School Lessons - What Will It Be Like? - Marriage at the Resurrection

Another great addition to your online Sunday School lessons! Use this lesson to teach students about life after the resurrection.

Needed: Bibles

Lesson: (Note: Always allow students enough time to think about and to give their answers to the questions before clarifying the teaching.)

Ask students, Did you know that Jesus is going to come back to earth one day? He’s going to come back from Heaven and will come down right out of the sky so that everyone will see Him. What do you think He will do when He gets here?

The Bible tells us that Jesus is going to lock up the devil in Hell for a thousand years, and that Jesus is going to be King over the whole world.

The Bible also tells us that Jesus is going to bring back with Him the souls of everyone who has died and gone to Heaven. When He comes back, He’s going to bring those people’s souls back with Him and then He’s going to bring their bodies back to life too, so that they can be alive on earth again.

And the people who are still alive and believe in Jesus will float up and meet Jesus in the sky and He will change their bodies so that their bodies will never get sick, or get hurt, or get old ever again.

The people who Jesus brings back to life, and the people who are still alive when Jesus changes them, will never die. They will live forever.

But there is one thing that will be different.

(Have a student read Matthew 22:30, or read it yourself.)

When people come back to life, they won’t be married anymore. They can still be friends with the person they were married to, but they won’t be married. That’s because there won’t be any new babies when Jesus comes back either. The people who are still alive and the people who Jesus brings back to life will just keep living forever.

(Note to teachers: There won’t be any new babies because each person has to decide whether they want to follow God or not, but the time for making that decision will already be over when Jesus comes back. Only the people who decided to believe in God will get to come back to life and live forever. New people can’t be born because then that would open the possibility of one of them deciding not to follow God, and thus causing another Fall in the midst of resurrected humanity. When Jesus comes back, He is coming to break the cycle of sin, meaning that He will perfect us in such a way that we will no longer sin, and will not allow a new person to be born who could introduce sin back into the world.)

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