God's Wonderful Surprise

"God's Wonderful Surprise"

- 10/11/20 -

It had all happened so fast.  In just one day, Jesus was arrested, tried, crucified, and buried.  The rescuer was dead.

Jesus' followers were scared.  Only a couple of women stayed around.  They wanted to honor Jesus by putting spices on His body.  But what they really wanted was to run to Jesus!  They wanted to see Jesus face to face just one more time. 

As the women walked to the tomb, they could have never imagined the wonderful surprise that God had in store for them!

The women arrived at the tomb to find that they could again run to Jesus!  Because Jesus is alive, we can always run to Jesus, strong and kind!


Today's Story: "God's Wonderful Surprise"

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Read the Story for Yourself!

Take a sec to read the story directly from God's Word!  You can find it in Matthew 28.

A great way to read it is in the International Children's BIble (ICB) translation.  It's a simple and accurate Bible translation designed for kids.  Adults, like me, like it too!

Click here to read Matthew 28 in the ICB on Bible Gateway. 

Click here to buy the same ICB Prayer Bible that I use to prep for lessons!



Verse for the Week

"Christ died for sins once for all, to bring you to God."

1 Peter 3:18


Sample Prayer

Father, Your Spirit made Jesus alive again after He was dead.  What a wonderful surprise it must have been that day!  Help me to share the good news that Jesus rose again to open up a whole new way of life.



Review Activity

Click above to access the review activity for this week's lesson. It might be a good idea to print this out and complete it mid-week to help remember the lesson!


"He's alive again!"

When the angel spoke to the women, they couldn't really believe it.  Jesus' body was not in the tomb.  Was he actually alive?

Mary soon found out.  She saw Jesus standing right there in front of her.  It was true.  Jesus had risen from the dead!

Mary didn't realize it all then, but she knew that Jesus rising from the dead was good news!

When Jesus rose again, it wasn't just good news for Mary and the women.  It became good news for me and you!  The punishment for sin had been covered.  Jesus rose to open up a whole new way of life!  We should tell the world about this gospel: this amazing good news!


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