Long, long ago in Jerusalem there lived a man who healed the
sick, made the lame walk and gave the blind back their
sight. He also forgave people for their sins-because he was
more than a man-he was God. Jesus Christ came to the people
of Jerusalem and loved them. Yet, the people of Jerusalem
became his enemies. They whipped him, made fun of him,
falsely convicted him and then nailed him to a cross to
die... But ...Jesus' death was not the end of the story-it
was all part of God's plan... his plan to rescue his people
and save them from the sin that would stop them entering
Jesus' Burial and Resurrection
To Remember: Jesus lives
resurrect: come back to life
Lesson Read Luke 24: 1-12
Program / Skit
This can be done as a special event taking up the whole class, or condense it to
what you need.
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Activity: Use paper towels or toilet tissue and have the
students loosely wrap another student like a mummy. Now have them
pretend to be thieves coming to get the body. Would thieves take off
the wrappings and leave them? No, the body stinks. Why go to that
trouble? So why were they there? Because Jesus took them off
himself. Have the student unwrap himself and fold up the wrappings
like Jesus did. The only reason the wrappings would be left is that
the person in them is fine. And Jesus was not in a rush, as thieves
would be. He didn’t throw them down or leave them in a pile. He
folded them up.
True or False 1. Jesus was buried by soldiers. F
2. His tomb was sealed by a rock. T
3. The disciples snuck into the tomb and stole Jesus' body. F
4. The women were the first to see the empty tomb. T
5. The angel told them Jesus rose. T
Memory Work: Luke 24: 6-7
"He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He
was still in Galilee, saying, 'The Son of Man must be delivered
into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day
rise again.' "
How did the Pharisee's request for a guard actually make it more
obvious that Jesus really rose from the dead? The Jews went to a lot
of trouble to prevent a "false" resurrection, thereby making it more
obvious that only a true resurrection could have produced an empty
tomb. This not only helped convince the people of that time, but
helps us understand that Christ's resurrection was very real.
1) What does resurrect mean? To come back to life after dying
2) Name one of the women who saw Jesus. Mary, Mary Magdalene
3) Whose tomb did Jesus use? Joseph of Arimathea
1) Draw a tomb with a rock before it.
2) Act out the angel announcing the resurrection
to the women.
3) Everyone stand up and shake in fear like the
1) How do you think the women felt on
their way to the tomb? Sad, depressed
2) How do you think the women felt when the tomb
was empty? Surprised, shocked
3) How do you think they felt when the angel
told them Jesus was risen? Amazed, thrilled
1) Jesus has made us many promises that can seem impossible. Should
we believe them? Yes!
2) Sometimes we have to wait for his promises to be fulfilled.
Should we get discouraged if we have to wait? No. The amount of time we
wait does not affect his ability of willingness to fulfill his promises.
3) If Jesus can raise from the dead, is anything on earth too hard
for him? no
1) Who guarded the tomb? A squad of
2) Who was in the tomb when the women arrived? An angel
3) What did Peter and John find in the tomb? The
wrappings of Jesus’ body
1) Who raised Jesus from the dead? God
2) Why was Jesus raised from the dead? To prove his divinity, to
fulfill prophecy, to show his power over death
3) Why was the guard at the tomb? To prevent Jesus’ body from being
stolen, so that his prediction of raising from the dead would not be
“fulfilled” by a trick