FAITH QUEST

Resurrection

March 13 April 10, 2005

Holywood

 

 

Scripture: Luke 24

 

Memory 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

 

Offering: One Great Hour of Sharing

 

Concepts:

  1. If we believe Christ rose from the dead, death is not the end for us (proclaiming and responding).
  2. Look for Jesus among the living (gathering, sealing, and bearing).
  3. Memory is an important element of faith (proclaiming, sealing, and bearing).
  4. Personal encounters with Jesus are what bring people to faith (proclaiming, responding, sealing, and bearing).
  5. Once we know Jesus is raised, we must understand our calling (responding, bearing, and following).

 

Objectives:

  1. Discover ways to proclaim our faith to others as did the followers of Jesus.
  2. Share how Jesus touches our lives by our faith as Mary and Martha shared with Peter and the other disciples.
  3. Respond to Gods word by saying the memory verse.
  4. Sharing with a partner how we will let others know we believe Jesus is alive.

 

Procedures:

Welcome and Introductions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 faith.

 

 Bible Story:

  1. 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.
  2. Start the video. Its 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.)

 

Application:

  1. How does our memory of this story help us today when we rely on Jesus?
  2. What was the reaction of the followers when they realized it was Jesus who they were talking to?
  3. 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?
  4. 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.

 

  1. True or False questions tying in the concepts:

     If we believe Christ rose from the dead, death is not the end for us.

     Look for Jesus among the living.

     Memory is an important element of faith.

     Personal encounters with Jesus are what bring people to faith.

     Once we know Jesus is raised, we must understand our calling.

 

Reflection Time:

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 under application.

 

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.

 

Closing:

Prayer: I 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.

 

Tidy and 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.

 

Teacher preparation in advance:

1.     Read the scripture passages and attend the Faith Quest Leaders Bible Study.

  1. 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.
  2. Review the video so you are familiar with the concepts.

4.     PRACTICE OPERATING THE POPCORN MACHINE.

 

References

     Video - Animated Stories from the New Testament: He is Risen. Nest Entertainment Inc. 6100 Colwell Blvd., Irving, Texas 75039, 1988. `ISBN 1-56489-177-1

     Lori Houck, Kirk Faith Quest Bible Study Leader