The Resurrection (Matthew 27:62-28:16)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: Even though Jesus truly rose from the dead, not everyone believes.
In our bible story we learned:
1. The Pharisees tried to stop him.
2. Jesus rose with great power.
3. Only those who believe will be set free.
Where is the Gospel?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Jesus is no longer in the tomb! This is one of the most critical parts of the gospel. Paul said it like this: “If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain....If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins” (1 Corinthians 15:13–14, 17).
Paul goes on to say in 1 Corinthians 15:20–23 that Christ is the “firstfruits” (the first to be raised) and that we will also be raised. If Jesus had died but not risen again, we would all be lost. The resurrection is not an add-on to the cross. It is an integral part of the gospel message without which the gospel would have no power!
Family Discipleship - "Minutes" in the Home
Continue the conversation and celebrate the resurrection in the home! We changed weeks for this to happen, so we are on week 39 which starts on page 273 in the Old Story New devotional.
Pray about it! Praise Jesus for for being our Savior who died and rose again so we could be saved!
Check out the highlighted portion on the bookmark below to see what we will recite in our Gathering May 5th.