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Jesus Died for Us: June 19th-25th

What a glorious blessing it is to receive a physical body!

This marvelous gift was given to each one of us by design, and by the power of God. It was a central part of His plan. Heavenly Father wanted us to gain a physical body, like Him!

And because He sent His son Jesus Christ, that blessing is guaranteed to be permanent for each one of us!

This week’s lesson centers on this theme. Without Jesus Christ, our spirits and our bodies would be forever separated.

Jesus had the power to overcome death. He unlocked the gates for each of us to be resurrected and to be clothed with an immortal and perfectly framed body!



➤ 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 : "Did Jesus Really Live Again"


➤ P R E P A R A T I O N

You will need a key and a padlock. (You could also gather around any lock and key that are available such as the lock on a safe or on a door, etc.)


➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N

Hold up the lock and ask for volunteers to try and open it. Allow the children to test the lock and to attempt to open it. Pass the lock around for a moment and let the children examine the lock and try to open it.

Once everyone has had a turn, hold up the key to the lock!

Explain: There is no way any of us can open this lock by ourselves. We need help! And this key can help us!

Now insert the key into the lock and open it.

Explain: Just like the lock, there is something else that we can’t do by ourselves. We don’t have the power to overcome physical death! It’s impossible for us. But, there is someone who helped us with that!

Jesus Christ is like the key! He died for us, and He Has the power of resurrection. He opened the lock of resurrection for everyone!


🎥 V I D E O : "Jesus Christ Died for Us | Animated Scripture Lesson for Kids"

“Now we are going to watch a video about Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection! Watch and see what it means to be resurrected.”

Discuss the following questions after watching the video:

1) What is it called when our spirit and our body are separated? (Death.)

2) What is it called when our spirit and our body go back together again? (Resurrection.)

3) Who has the power of resurrection? (Jesus Christ.)

4) How many people will be resurrected because of Jesus’ sacrifice? (Everyone will be resurrected because of Jesus Christ!)


➤ S C R I P T U R E

Read the following scriptures and discuss the questions that follow.

And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

1) When Jesus said he was giving His spirit into his Father’s hands, where was His body? (His physical body was still on the cross.)

2) If Jesus’ spirit and body were separated, what just happened in this verse? (Jesus died.)

Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

1) What is a sepulchure? (It is a small room cut out of a rock.)

2) Who was buried in the sepluchre? (Jesus’ body was buried there.)

3) What happened later after His body was buried in the tomb? (Jesus was resurrected.)

And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection.

1) Can we overcome death by ourselves? (No, we can’t do it on our own.)

2) Who unlocked the bands of death so that we could be resurrected? (Jesus Christ.)

3) Who will be resurrected? (Everyone will, because of Jesus!)


➤ C O L O R I N G P A G E S

Pass out the coloring page. Invite the children to color the tomb scene. Follow the instructions on the last page of the download to make the pull tab activity depicting the resurrection of Jesus Chirst. Use this time to talk about Jesus’ resurrection and how Jesus helped us to do something we couldn’t do for ourselves.


➤ T E S T I M O N Y

Bear testimony of the truths found in the scriptures.


Roasted by a 4 year old

This week, our 4-year-old daughter, Ellie, learned how to ride her bike—without training wheels!

She would most definitely insist on that clarification.

Our entire family of seven was there for the big moment, and we celebrated together by joining her for a few laps around our cul-de-sac on an eclectic assortment of bikes and scooters. It was a moment that would rival even the very best 80's movie bike riding scenes!

At one point, Ellie zoomed past me! Then came the surprise of my life.

At the top of her lungs, our 4-year-old daughter exclaimed, "You just got ROASTED!" She was unstoppable. This was a moment of pure joy and triumph!

As parents, we experience triumphant moments like this sometimes. And when we do, it feels great!

We even have a name for it. We call it a "parenting win!"

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