4.19.20 – He Is Risen!

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Sunday Children’s Services 9 and 10:45am

Hey there, C4KIDS!  We welcome you to join us Sunday mornings for our children’s services at 9 and 10:45am.
Children ages Pre-K to 6th grade meet in the Purple Room 123 for worship, learning, encouragement and FUN,
all straight from God’s Word!  If ever you can’t make it, you can still find what you missed right here on this page,
updated for our children’s services weekly.

the mystery

Easter is sometimes called Resurrection Sunday because we celebrate the day Jesus rose from the grave.
Have you ever wondered what that means for you?
The cross and the empty tomb changed everything… Why?
Throughout this new series we’ll be examining Scripture and finding clues (like detectives) to answer this
and some other BIG QUESTIONS about Easter.
today’s big question:

Our Bible story this week tells what happened to Jesus after he died on the cross.

While Jesus’ disciples were mourning Him, something amazing happened that changed the whole world forever!

After Jesus died on the cross, His body was buried in a tomb. But Jesus did not stay dead! Three days after He was crucified, He rose to life again–just as He told His disciples He would!


Detectives, there are some really big questions in my mind. Are you wondering the same thing? How did Jesus do this, and why? What did Jesus accomplish by His resurrection? 

Let’s get right to work investigating!



At first, Jesus’ disciples did not believe that He had risen from the grave.

The first people to see that the tomb was empty were the women who had gone to anoint His body with burial spices. When the women ran back to tell the others, the disciples did not believe them.

Were there other witnesses?

Let’s see if you can identify any of these witnesses to the events of this investigation so far…
And here’s a witness-identification page for our younger C4Kids.

Before He was arrested, Jesus told His disciples He would die and be raised to life again.

And after He died on the cross, many witnesses saw Jesus alive again!

Let’s look at the evidence to see for yourselves, with the help of the Bible Scanner 2000.

examine the evidence

A person raising Himself from the grave?  More than 500 eyewitnesses?
That’s BIG news!

When someone does something really big, something as incredible as this–there has to be a motive.

Jesus did have a motive for taking on our punishment on the cross, and for raising to life again through the power of His Holy Spirit.

Jesus’ mission was to redeem our sin once and for all, and to bring His people, His children–YOU!–back to Himself, forever!  He completed this mission through His death and resurrection! 

That is definitely a BIG MOTIVE!
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Challenge question:

Here is another mystery:  Where is Jesus now?

You can search the Scriptures to discover His whereabouts.  When you finish, click the next box to see if you are correct!

Where is Jesus now?

In My Father’s house are many rooms.
If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going away to prepare a place for you?   –John 14:3


After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them,
he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God.
  –Mark 16:19


  • What was everyone shouting when Jesus was on trial?
  • What are some of the things that happened to Jesus before He died?
  • How does it make you feel to think about the hard things Jesus went through for you?
  • What happened when the women went to the tomb on Easter morning?
  • Why do you think they thought His body was stolen?
  • How does it affect your life knowing that Jesus is alive today?

close the case

Imagine getting the best news in the world. Wouldn’t you be so overjoyed?

The news about Jesus coming back to life is great news! It means we can be forgiven for our sins and have a relationship with Him!

When Jesus rose from the dead on the first Easter, all of His followers celebrated. Thousands of years later, we still celebrate Easter because we want to continue celebrating that Jesus is alive!

It looks like we have all the clues we need to answer the  BIG QUESTION:  What did Jesus accomplish by His resurrection?

Jesus proved who He said He was. He proved He was the Messiah sent to save His people–and Jesus proved He is God.

Through His resurrection, Jesus holds power over sin and death forever. All those who believe in Him are offered the same victory! Wow!


We can celebrate Jesus’ sacrifice every day, not just at Easter time. But celebrating these very special days each year at Easter time is one way to remember God’s grace and praise Him for His goodness.

Mystery solved. That’s a GREAT BIG reason to celebrate!

Next week, we’ll take a closer look at what this means for YOU, detectives!

And that solves this case!  great work, detectives!


Here’s a playlist for you to praise God all week!

I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.    Psalm 34:1

Here’s a coloring page for younger ones to remember this lesson.


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Hide God’s Word in your heart by memorizing this verse:  Acts 13:38.  Practice by telling others!