March 13 –
April 10, 2005
Scripture: Luke 24
Verse: “God will raise us from death by
the same power that he used when he raised our Lord to life.” 1 Corinthians 6:14
One Great Hour of Sharing
- If we believe Christ rose from the
dead, death is not the end for us (proclaiming and responding).
- Look for Jesus among the living
(gathering, sealing, and bearing).
- Memory is an important element of
faith (proclaiming, sealing, and bearing).
- Personal encounters with Jesus are
what bring people to faith (proclaiming, responding, sealing, and
- Once we know Jesus is raised, we
must understand our calling (responding, bearing, and following).
- Discover ways to proclaim our faith
to others as did the followers of Jesus.
- Share how Jesus touches our lives by
our faith as Mary and Martha shared with Peter and the other
- Respond to God’s word by saying the
- Sharing with a partner how we will
let others know we believe Jesus is alive.
- Greet the children and introduce
yourself. Wear your nametag. Make sure the children are wearing
nametags. If not, ask the shepherd to supply a temporary badge. Remember
you are interacting with a different group of students each week that may
not know you.
- Explain to the children that the
purpose of this workshop is to remind once again that we must continue to
look for Jesus among the living. We
should not take for granted the Resurrection story that is central to our
- Introduce the video. This
story is a familiar one. It is the
story of how Jesus was crucified, buried by a friend and rose from the
dead on the third day. As you watch
this video try to find three ways that Jesus assures the followers what He
said would happen did. Be prepared
to share how Jesus is alive in each of us.
- Start the video. It’s about 30
minutes long if cued to just after the credits. Once the video begins
distribute the popcorn with help from the Shepherds. (Popcorn should already be made by you.)
- How does our memory of this story
help us today when we rely on Jesus?
- What was the reaction of the
followers when they realized it was Jesus who they were talking to?
- Why did the Roman soldiers and
leaders want to keep Jesus resurrection a secret? Were they afraid that His message of
hope and eternal life would continue to make a difference in the world?
- Compare our celebration of Easter to
the celebration of the first followers: they were in awe, amazed and their
faith helped them to believe after the 40 days Jesus was with them prior
to going to heaven. We sing
praises, share gifts, have memories of past Easters and how special we
feel on the most holy of days.
or False questions
tying in the concepts:
we believe Christ rose from the dead, death is not the end for us.
for Jesus among the living.
is an important element of faith.
encounters with Jesus are what bring people to faith.
we know Jesus is raised, we must understand our calling.
If there is time the students can complete the journal sheet while there,
but it may be more important to have them to share and answer the questions
Be prepared if a child states they have seen the Mel Gibson movie The Passion. If so, and there is time, let the child share
memories from that movie.
confess that Jesus is Lord. I believe in my heart that God raised him from the
dead. Jesus, help me resist the temptations and pressures not to let others
know of your love. Let your goodness and
love shine through me. Amen.
Dismissal: Ask children
to help clean up popcorn and bean bag chairs prior to leaving or waiting for
their parents to arrive. Turn out the lights and lock the doors to Holywood.
preparation in advance:
the scripture passages and attend the Faith Quest Leaders Bible Study.
- Check out the room before your first
Sunday workshop so that you know where everything is located if you have
not lead the Holywood Rotation before this one.
- Review the video so you are familiar
with the concepts.
OPERATING THE POPCORN MACHINE.
- Animated Stories from the New Testament: He is Risen. Nest
Entertainment Inc. 6100 Colwell
Blvd., Irving, Texas
75039, 1988. `ISBN
Houck, Kirk Faith Quest Bible Study Leader