Amidst the sorrow and despair that death brings, we find an unwavering source of hope—the atonement of Jesus Christ. The good news of the gospel assures us that death is not the end, but a temporary separation!
Through Jesus Christ's atonement, we can find comfort, healing, and the assurance that one day, death will be vanquished, and our tears will be wiped away. Christ has conquered death, offering us the promise of a glorious reunion with our departed loved ones.
This week's lesson is a reverent and tender one! We hope that the miracle of resurrection will provide comfort to those who grieve and remind all of us of the profound love and redemption offered through the atonement of Jesus Christ.
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➤ L E S S O N
Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.
🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "Jesus Has Risen"
➤ P R E P A R A T I O N
Have a glove ready for each person to use as part of the introduction activity.
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Pass out a glove to each person and instruct them to place the glove in front of them on the floor. Say: “These gloves represent our bodies. They don’t work by themselves. There must be a spirit inside the body in order for the body to be alive.”
Instruct children to put on their gloves and move their hands around.
Say: “When our spirit goes inside our body, our body is alive! We can move and play and work and do lots of things with our body! But, our bodies get old and they die. Do you know what happens when our body dies?”
Instruct children to take off their gloves and put them back on the floor.
Say: “When our body dies, our spirits are still alive (wiggle fingers to represent our spirit body. Now our bodies don’t work again, and our spirit doesn’t have a body any more. Do you know what resurrection means?”
Instruct children to put on their gloves again.
“Because of Jesus Christ’s atonement, we will all be resurrected! Resurrection is when our spirit and our body go back together again! And when we are resurrected, our bodies will be new again and our bodies won’t get old or die any more!”
🎥 V I D E O : "Death and Resurrection | Come Follow Me Lesson for Kids"
Say: “Now we are going to watch a video about a little girl named Molly. Molly is very sad because her goldfish have died. Molly learns about resurrection. Let’s watch and see who teaches Molly about resurrection.
Discuss the following questions after watching the video:
1) Who taught Molly about resurrection? (Her mother.)
2) What happens when our body dies? (Our spirit and our body are separated.)
3) What happens when we are resurrected? (Our spirit and body are reunited.)
4) Who made it possible for us to be resurrected? (Jesus Christ.)
5) Who will be resurrected? (Everyone will be resurrected because of Jesus Christ.)
➤ S C R I P T U R E
Read the scriptures below and discuss the questions that follow.
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
1) Who is speaking in this verse? (The angel was speaking to Mary.)
2) Who was Mary looking for? (She was visiting the tomb where Jesus was buried, but His body wasn’t there! She was looking for Jesus’ body!)
3) What happened to Jesus’ body? (He was resurrected!)
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
1) Who is speaking in this verse? (Jesus is telling His disciples to feel his hands and his feet.)
2) Why is Jesus telling His disciples to feel His hands and feet? (So that they can see that Jesus’ physical body is really alive again!)
3) How can Jesus’s body be alive again after He died? (He was resurrected!)
The spirit and the body shall be reunited again in its perfect form; both limb and joint shall be restored to its proper frame, even as we now are at this time…
1) What is this scripture teaching us about? (The scripture is telling us what will happen when we are resurrected!)
2) What happens when we are resurrected? (Our spirit and our body will be reunited again in perfect form.)
3) After we are resurrected, will our bodies die any more? (No, we will be immortal.)
➤ C O L O R I N G P A G E S
Follow the directions on the activity pages to complete the “resurrection” activity. Cut out the fish (make sure to cut around the tabs). Place the physical body over the spirit body to represent resurrection. Fold the tabs to attach. Separate the physical body from the spirit body to represent physical death.
Use this time to talk about Jesus Christ’s resurrection and how He made it possible for all of us to be resurrected too!
➤ T E S T I M O N Y
Bear testimony of the truths found in the scriptures.
Why we are only growing sunflowers in our garden this year?
It all started last spring.
On a whim, we took our children to a gardening workshop at the local library. As part of the workshop, each child received a small pot with fresh soil and a sunflower seed—a simple gift that held much more potential than we could have anticipated!
After a few weeks, we helped them transplant the young flowers into our backyard planter box.
The tiny seeds defied all expectations, growing into 7-foot tall sunflowers with vibrant petals!
As fall arrived, the sunflowers gave us another surprise. The sunflower heads, heavy with seeds, were ready for harvest! With excitement, our children collected the precious seeds so that they could plant them next spring.
Fast forward one year.
Now, standing in our backyard, we marvel at the sunflower forest that has completely taken over our planter box!
It's a living testament to the power contained within a single seed.
Thoughts are like seeds. Over time, the ideas and the values that we plant inside our children’s minds will have a greater and more lasting impact than we can fully anticipate.
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