The Resurrection- Come Follow Me: Sept. 2nd-8th
The video for this week is an animated story about resurrection. Molly is sad when she experiences the death of her pet goldfish. Molly learns that Christ overcame death and was resurrected so that we could all live again.
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➤ L E S S O N
🎶 K A R A O K E S O N G
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Show a picture of Jesus Christ and ask the following questions:
Who is this? (Jesus)
Is he alive right now? (Yes, He is alive.)
But didn’t he die? (Yes, he died too.)
So if he died, how can he be alive? (He was resurrected.)
If someone you love dies, do you want them to be resurrected too? (Yes!)
How would you feel if they couldn’t ever be resurrected? (Very sad)
🎥 V I D E O
Explain that you will be watching a video about a little girl and her pet goldfish. Invite the children find the answers to these questions while they watch:
Why is the girl is sad?
What did the girl’s mother teach her that made her feel better?
Discuss the following questions after watching the video:
Why was the girl is sad? (Because her goldfish died.)
What did the girl’s mother teach her that made her feel better? (She taught her about resurrection.)
Who was the first to be resurrected? (Jesus Christ)
Who else will be resurrected? (Everyone)
➤ S C R I P T U R E
What do the scriptures say about resurrection?
[Read 1 Corinthians 15:20-22]
Who was the first to be resurrected? (Jesus Christ - help children find the answer in the scripture verse.)
Who else will be resurrected? (All - help children find the answer in the scripture verse.)
➤ A C T I V I T Y
Pass out the GOLDFISH ACTIVITY PAGE, one per child.
1) Color the fish with the tabs (don’t color the one without tabs).
2) Cut out both fish on the lines.
3) Glue or tape a popsicle stick to the uncolored fish.
Explain that the colored fish represents a body.
The uncolored fish represents a spirit.
When we are born, we receive a body. (Use the tabs to attach the colored fish over the top of the uncolored fish.)
When we die, our spirit lives on, but our body dies. (Detach the colored fish, and lay it down on the table or the floor.)
Display the picture of Jesus Christ.
Explain that all of us will be resurrected because of Jesus Christ. (Use tabs to attach the colored fish over the top of the uncolored fish again. You may wish to tape it in place this time and explain that when we are resurrected, we will never die again.)
➤ T E S T I M O N Y
Bear testimony of the truths found in the scriptures.