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Preschool-Kindergarten, Sun Mar 31: Jesus is Alive!

Bible Text: Mark 15:43-16:16

Read with Me Bible Reference: Pages 396-401

Key Point of Passage: Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to the disciples so they would go and tell everyone the good news and be saved when they believed.

Memory Verse: God loved the world so much that He gave His Son (John 3:16). 

Questions for Discussion:

1)      Jesus was buried in a tomb that had a big heavy stone door. But when Mary and the other women went to the tomb, what had happened to the stone?

2)      And what had happened to Jesus?

3)      Did the disciples believe it when they first heard that Jesus had risen from the dead? What about after they saw Him for themselves?

4)      God tells all of us to go and tell the good news that Jesus died for our sins and then rose from the dead. Can you think of anyone you know who you can tell this good news to?

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The Truth Is… (Easter Sunday March 31)

 

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In the beginning, God showed His love when He made the Garden of Eden. In this Magnificent Paradise, God walked with His people, taught them, spent time with them face-to-face. But His people went their own way when Adam and Eve broke God’s rule, and they turned their backs on Him. Even then, God had a plan to rescue His people.

Through generations, God reminded His people of His love. He showed Abraham His love when He provided a sacrifice to take 

Isaac’s place. He showed the Israelites His love when He protected them at the Passover. He sent Prophets, like Isaiah, who delivered message after message of God’s love.

 

 

Then, when the time was right, God sent His very own Son, Jesus, to show His love to His people. Jesus walked with people and taught them. Though He lived like us with struggles and temptations, He never sinned. Yet His enemies betrayed Him and handed Him over to be crucified. It was a confusing time for His followers, but God knew it was part of His rescue plan.

“God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son. Anyone who believes in Him will not die but will have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NIrV) God sacrificed Jesus to take our place. Because we are protected by Jesus’ blood, we can have a relationship with the God who loves us.

 

But God’s rescue plan didn’t end with Jesus dying for us. Three days later God brought Jesus back from the dead! God proved that His love is more powerful than anything—even death! 

No matter what circumstances we face, even today, we can trust God because we believe in the sacrifice He made, walk in a relationship with Him, and know the power of His love.

This week, we’re discovering:

In this week’s Bible story, we’re examining some of the amazing things Jesus said and the most amazing thing He did. (John 3:3,16; 14:1-6, 28-29; John 18–20) Jesus made some incredible statements about Himself, so incredible that some people had trouble believing everything He said. And when Jesus died, even some of His followers doubted that His words were true. But then the most amazing miracle happened: Jesus came back to life! At that moment, all the incredible things He said came true!

Our Bottom Line is: when Jesus came back from the dead, it proved that what He said was true. Even after He came back to life, He lovingly explained God’s Big Story to the followers who had doubts. When we have doubts about God, we can remember He kept the biggest promise of all. We can trust Him to keep His other promises to us.

 

There are no at-home sheets this week.  Have a Happy Easter!

 

 

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Trinity Kids Easter Choir– Don’t Miss It!

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Precious families of 1st through 5th graders:
We are so excited that the kids will be doing fun things for the Easter service! Would you please be praying for the Lord to come powerfully through every aspect? Please pray about and put feet to asking people to come on Easter. Please practice with your kids–they have lines to say all together in between older children reading. They are also singing 2 songs. One change–I think we will drop the two lines of “He is Risen” just before “Good News” song, so help your kids to remember that, even though it is on the cd that way.
We will be practicing at the church the 28th (Thursday night) at 6:30 and need every possible child there. Thank you so much in advance for getting them there during this busy week. I’d love for a few of you to help during the rehearsal if you’re available.  This is the last Sunday we will be able to practice in Sunday school. so I asked them last week to have everything memorized by Sunday.  Thanks again for helping them do this!
Joyfully,
Ann Schwaar 🙂

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Preschool-Kindergarten, Sunday Mar 24: Jesus Dies on the Cross

Bible Text: Mark 14:1-15:39 

Read with Me Bible Reference: Pages 378-387, 393-395

Key Point of Passage: Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was betrayed and crucified by men.

Memory Verse: God loved the world so much that He gave His Son (John 3:16).

Questions for Discussion:

1)      Why did the priests want to kill Jesus?

2)      Who did Jesus say was His Father?

3)      How did Jesus die?

4)      Why did He have to die?

5)      What happened three days later? Does anyone know? We’ll learn all about that story next week!

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Preschool-Kindergarten, Sunday Apr 08: Easter’s Good News: Jesus Saved Me!

Bible Text: Romans 3:21-24, 5:8, 8:31-39

Key Point of Passage: God loves us, and He forgives us when we believe Jesus died for our sins.

Memory Verse: God forgives sins (Romans 3:25).

Questions for Discussion:

1)      The Bible says here that everyone has sinned or done bad things. This means that even everyone in this room has disobeyed God some time. Can you think of a time when you did something you knew was bad?

2)      But today is Easter Sunday. Does anyone know what we celebrate on Easter Sunday? That’s right. Jesus died on the cross to pay the punishment for our bad things. And then He rose from the dead on Easter Sunday!

3)      The Bible says we can be forgiven from all the bad things we have done. How do we receive God’s forgiveness?……We say we’re sorry and we believe in Jesus.

4)      God loves each of you so very much. And He wants each of you to receive His forgiveness and follow Him. If any of you wants to do that today you can pray this prayer with me. Let’s pray. “Dear Jesus, thank you for dying for my sins. I am sorry for all the bad things I have done. Please forgive me and help me to follow you all of my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

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Family Devotions for Early Childhood, Sunday Apr 08: Jesus is Alive!

Bible Text: Mark 15:43-16:16

Read with Me Bible Reference: Pages 396-401

Key Point of Passage: Jesus rose from the dead and appeared to the disciples so they would go and tell everyone the good news and be saved when they believed.

Memory Verse: God loved the world so much that He gave His Son (John 3:16).

Questions for Discussion:

1)      Jesus was buried in a tomb that had a big heavy stone door. But when Mary and the other women went to the tomb, what had happened to the stone?

2)      And what had happened to Jesus?

3)      Did the disciples believe it when they first heard that Jesus had risen from the dead? What about after they saw Him for themselves?

4)      God tells all of us to go and tell the good news that Jesus died for our sins and then rose from the dead. Can you think of anyone you know who you can tell this good news to?

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Elementary Lesson Sunday Apr 8: Three Days Later

***NOTE: 1st-5th grade classes will be combined in the Lower Elementary classroom this Sunday***

 

Key Point: Jesus conquered death and we can celebrate His resurrection and ascension, and look forward to His return.

Lesson Summary: 

Know What: Children will hear the story of when Jesus rose from the tomb, ascended into heaven, and promised to return.

So What:  Children will learn that Jesus is the only one who can conquer death.

Now What: Children will gain a better understanding of the Easter celebration.


Bible Text:

Matthew 28
Mark 16
Luke 24
John 20 

Verse to Memorize (optional)

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…1 Cor 15:3-4




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