Today let’s focus on teaching kids some proofs that resurrection of Jesus, the central truth in our Christian faith, actually happened.
A primary evidence is the testimony of all of the people who saw Jesus after He came back to life.
Jesus first appeared to Mary Magdalene and Mary.
“And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Don’t be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there.’” (Matthew 28: 9, 10)
Jesus then appeared to the 11 disciples.
“Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted!” (Matthew 28:16, 17)
Jesus appeared to more than 500.
“After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died.” (1 Corinthians 15:6)
Jesus said that He was going to rise from the dead and the leaders did all they could to prevent it by rolling a large stone in front of the tome, sealing the tomb and placing guards there. But none of these human means could stop Jesus from rising from the dead.
Jesus proved his resurrection over and over by appearing to His followers and they wrote about it and testified to the fact that Jesus was alive.
Ask your children what they would have said had they been there and met the risen Lord? Ask them how this would have encouraged their faith? Ask them if having a resurrected Lord encourages their faith today?
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