Free Lesson: Helping Children Understand the Resurrection

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I love Easter. I love reading the familiar gospel accounts. I love the bright, beautifully decorated sanctuary at church. I love the loud, celebratory music we sing together. I love hearing the pastor repeatedly proclaim “He is risen!” I love seeing the children dressed up and full of excitement. I love gathering together with family for a special meal. But more importantly, I love this about Easter…

The resurrection of Jesus is God’s gift and proof that his death was completely successful in blotting out the sins of his people and removing the wrath of God… From the cross the Son of God cried, “It is finished” (John 19:30). And by means of the resurrection, God the Father cries, “It was finished indeed!” The great work of paying for our sin and providing our righteousness and satisfying God’s justice was finished in the death of Jesus.Then, in the grave, he had the right and the power to take the keys of death and open the door for all who come to him by faith.

(John Piper, The Passion of Jesus Christ, copyright © 2004, pages 100-101.)

Here is a free lesson from our newly revised curriculum Jesus, What a Savior! that can be used to help children better grasp these important truths about Jesus’ resurrection. Although it was written for 5 – 6 year old children, the illustrations and explanations can be easily adapted for older children.


Written by Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and author. She has taught Sunday School for over 20 years and writes God-centered curriculum for Truth78.

3 Responses to “Free Lesson: Helping Children Understand the Resurrection”

  1. Ticia April 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    FYI, it’s not letting me pin the image (I don’t know if that’s intentional on your part or not),b ut I had wanted to share it and couldn’t.

  2. Rachel Golias April 10, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    Hi Ticia,
    I’m sorry we are having a few glitches but are trying to get it fixed so you should be able to pin images again soon!

  3. Rachel Golias April 25, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    Hi Ticia,
    I just wanted to let you know that the glitches are fixed and you are now able to pin images from our blog posts. Thanks for your patience as we got this fixed and enjoy pinning!

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