God-Worshiping: We believe in the resurrection of Jesus!
Saying the memory verse together at suppertime will imprint it on the hearts of your children forever.
And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.
This verse comes from Paul’s defense of the resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15. Here Paul says that the resurrection of Jesus from the dead is of “first importance” in his message to the Corinthians. He says, “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ dies for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.” Paul goes on to list others to whom Jesus appeared, all proof that this was not a figment of his, or anyone else’s imagination.
Many have tried to explain away the resurrection of Jesus. But the resurrection is an essential part God’s rescue plan for us. Jesus died, but he didn’t stay in the grave. Jesus came out of the grave a risen Lord. This is essential to our faith, hope, and salvation.
JUST THE FACTS
How well did you listen to the story?
Q. What was Liz’s challenge to Chamy?
A. He challenges Chamy to offer proof that the resurrection is not true.
Q. Who do Liz and his friends meet when they find themselves in Capernaum?
A. Jairus and his daughter.
Q. What happened to the girl that makes she and her father believers in Jesus’ resurrection?
A. Jesus raised her from the dead.
This question is meant to help the children develop a biblical understanding of God, who He is and what He does. The "answer" is not meant for parents to read to their children. Rather its purpose is to assist parents in guiding the conversation to this biblical understanding. We encourage you to use an open Bible in this conversation, building biblical literacy and well as a biblical theology.
If someone asked you to prove that Jesus was raised from the dead, what proof would you offer?
Besides the accounts of Jesus’ resurrection in the gospels, Paul’s list in 1 Corinthians 15 tells of many people who saw Jesus alive after he died on the cross and was put in the grave.
List the reasons that Paul gives for the importance of the resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15.
See verses 12-28, 35-58.