Kirk of Kildaire

Welcome to Faith Quest

  Resurrection

"Jesus has risen!" shouted Jesus’ followers when they discovered the empty tomb.  Jesus is the fulfillment of the prophet's dream of long ago: of the coming of a Messiah.  Jesus is called "King," "Lord," "Master," "Son of God," and also “Messiah” or "Christ," which means "the anointed one." God's power through his son, Jesus, went beyond the grave in which Jesus was placed.  "Jesus is risen!" shouted his followers and the Christian Church was born.

Jesus is not just any other man.  Jesus died to save us from our sins.  And he rose to give us new life with Him.  The disciples found that where two or three of them were discussing human concerns there was a power pressing them toward unity, exposing dishonesty, tearing down mistrust—all in the same way as when Jesus was visible.  They began to see that Jesus was still at work—guiding, suggesting, and strengthening us to become more kind.  The disciples erupted into enthusiastic leadership that changed the history of the world.  They, and we, find hope for ourselves because Jesus, God with us, is at work in the world teaching us to be more kind.

Our memory verse is Romans 10:9

If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (NRSV)

What we will learn:


Faith Quest Workshops:

Play the game Resurrection Eggs in Antioch Arcade.

Praising Puppets will retell the story of Jesus after his death.

Decorate an egg that holds a special message in Creation Station.

Act out the resurrection story using music in Apostle's Playhouse.

Experience the empty tomb, just as the women did in Bread of Life Cafe.

In Holywood, illustrate and then watch the resurrection story, then celebrate with the Resurrection Hand Jive.

Family Time and Prayer:

Read: Luke 24

Reflection:  Jesus was raised from death to give us new life.  We all make mistakes and do bad things.  Jesus does not like it when we do bad things, but He loves us even when we are not good.  Jesus died so that we can believe in Him and live with Him in heaven.

Prayer:  Dear God, Thank-you for loving the whole world and all the people in it even though they sin.  Please forgive us when we're bad.  Help us live the way you want us to live.  Thank you for sending Jesus to be our savior and make us your children.  Amen.

Offering:  Your offering will go to Dan and Elizabeth Turk, our missionaries in Madagascar.  The Turks are sharing the good news of Jesus with the people of Madagascar.  Please bring your offering to the jar in the Great Hall.

Thank-you to our Resurrection workshop leaders:

Creation Station - Edla Prevette

Holywood - Nancy Weihsmann

Apostle's Playhouse - Gail Jordon

Bread of Life Cafe - Sara Saunders

Antioch Arcade - Harlanette Harrison

Praising Puppets - Kathy and Joe Shellabarger

Thank-you to our curriculum design team:  Carole Rhodes, Lee Smith, Mike Wright, Nancy Stokes, Robin Morris, Catherine Devins, Amy Woynicz, Susan Mazzara, and Marcia Hale, Interim Director of Children's Ministry.