Up, Up and Away!

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  • Theme: The Ascension of Christ.
  • Scripture:  Luke 24:50-52,  Acts 1:6-11
  • Memory Verse: While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.  Luke 24:51

In today’s Bible lesson in the book of Acts, we learn that when Jesus was ready to return to heaven, He took His disciples aside to make sure that they understood everything that had happened to Him. He explained why it was important for Him to be crucified and to be raised from the dead to fulfill what the Scriptures had said about Him. He also told them that he was going to return to His Father in heaven and that the Holy Spirit would come to be with them.

At first, the disciples were sad that Jesus would be leaving them, but then the Bible tells us that Jesus opened their minds so they would understand. Then, an amazing thing happened. The Bible tells us that Jesus lifted his hands and blessed His disciples. While He was blessing them, He lifted up and was taken up into heaven “up, up and away.”

Dear God, thank You for sending Jesus, Your only Son, to die for our sin. We know that He has risen from the dead and has returned to heaven. Bless us today as we worship Him with great joy! In Jesus’ name, amen.

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Holy Spirit Comforter

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  • Theme: The Holy Spirit is our comforter.
  • Scripture:  John 14: 15-21
  • Memory Verse: And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Friend to help you and to be with you forever. John 14:16 (NIV)

Jesus understood that we all need help in times of trouble. When he was here on earth, he was a source of help and comfort to his disciples. When he was preparing to return to heaven, he knew that there would be times when disciples would need help and comfort and that he would not be there to give it to them. He told the disciples that he would ask his Father to send them another comforter who would stay with them forever. That is exactly what he did. He asked the Father, and he sent the Holy Spirit. God’s Holy Spirit is with us in times of trouble. He is there to comfort and to guide us.

We never outgrow the need for the comfort and guidance of God’s Holy Spirit.

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The Way Children

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  • Theme: Jesus is the Way
  • Scripture:   
  • Memory Verse: Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 (NIV)  (You may want to watch/sing this great video with your kids to help them learn.)
When we are trying to find your way through the journey of life, we need some help in finding the right way to go, don’t we? Each day we face many difficult decisions and it is sometimes hard to know which way to turn. Some people use their feelings to make decisions. They say, “I’m going to do this, because it just feels like the right thing to do.” That’s no good. Our feelings may change from day to day, and just because we feel good about something doesn’t mean that it is the right thing to do.  There is one sure way to know if we are going in the right direction in life—and that is to follow Jesus. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” We know where we want to go, we want to go to heaven. And now, we know the way. Jesus is the way. If we follow him, we know we are on the right path and headed in the right direction.
 

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The Good Shepherd

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  • Theme:  We know Jesus’ voice
  • Scripture:  John 10:1-18
  • Memory Verse:  His sheep follow him because they know his voice.  John 10:4
 

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Knowing Jesus

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  • Theme: Jesus reveals himself to His followers.
  • Scripture: Luke 24:13-35
  • Memory Verse: “When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.” Luke 24:30-31 (NIV)
You will blindfold your kids and have them guess who is talking. Your kids will see that it’s not always easy to know. Your kids will learn that two disciples did not recognize Jesus when they met Him on the road to Emmaus. And your kids will learn that Jesus wants us to know Him.
 

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Thomas Believes

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 Doubting Thomas Believes

  • Theme: Jesus has risen from the dead.
  • Scripture: John 20:19-31
  • Memory Verse: “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29 (NIV)
Kids will hear some wild stories about almost unbelievable things that have happened. Like a weenie over 3,000 feet long!? They will also hear about how Thomas would not believe that Jesus was alive until he saw it for himself. They’ll learn that seeing isn’t always believing in a fun way.
 

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Children’s Activities for Easter

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An Easter Surprise

  • Theme: The Resurrection of Christ
  • Scripture: Matthew 28:1-10
  • Memory Verse:“But He is not here. He has risen from death as He said He would. Come and see the place where His body was.” Matthew 28:6 (ICB)
Your kids will find a little surprise inside of a cookie. And they’ll learn that when Mary Magdalene and Mary went to the tomb on Easter morning, they were very surprised. Jesus was no longer there! He had risen from the dead! (You can even have fun with your kids making these cookies—recipe included.)
 
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Hosanna to the King, Kids

 

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 The King Is Coming

    • Theme: Palm Sunday
    • Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
    • Memory Verse: “The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed shouted, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!’ ” Matthew 21:9 (NIV)

Your kids will imagine what it would be like if the president came to town. How would they cheer? They will think about things they do today at a parade to celebrate important people. Then they will experience what people did when Jesus came to town on Palm Sunday. 

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For Our Kids, Lazarus

 

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  • Theme: Jesus weeps with His children.
  • Scripture: John 11:1-45
  • Memory Verse: “Jesus wept.” John 11:35
Your children will see a little bottle that represents how God cares when we cry and when we’re sad. They will learn that God keeps all our tears in a bottle (Psalm 56:8). Kids will learn that Jesus cried when He saw all the people who were sad about Lazarus dying. And then Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead!

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For our Kids, Woman at the Well

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