Key Passage: Luke 24:46 “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day”

Big Picture Question: What did Jesus do after He was raised from the dead? Jesus showed many people that He was alive, and He is alive today.

Christ Connection: God made Jesus alive again! Jesus visited many, many people so they would know He is alive. Jesus is still alive today.

Dear Parents,

This week’s Bible story picked up where last week’s Bible story left off. After Jesus’ resurrection, He graciously appeared to the disciples, proving that He was alive. Even though Jesus had told His disciples that He would die and rise again, they believed by seeing.

Talk about how the disciples must have felt when Jesus appeared in the locked room with them. Jesus told them not to be afraid! To prove that He had a real, physical body, Jesus let them touch His hands. He even ate some fish! Jesus gave the disciples the Holy Spirit and equipped them to proclaim the
gospel.

The resurrection is essential to the gospel. If Christ remained dead, His death would have meant nothing more
than any other human being’s. God gives us victory over death through Jesus. Emphasize to your kids that
Christians have a special purpose: to tell others that Jesus is alive!

Family Activity: Ask your family to share the name of someone they know who doesn’t believe Jesus is Lord and Savior. Review the story of Thomas in John 20. Pray that each person on your list will believe in Jesus. Discuss ways your family can share the gospel with each person.

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