Easter Sunday School Lesson: Celebrate the Victory
Say: But the story doesn’t end there. Jesus’ friends may not have understood it, Satan may not have known it, but Jesus had a surprise up his sleeve.
Turn on the lights.
Read John 20:1. Have kids tear the paper off the box and rip it into tiny pieces to obliterate the death and sin all over it.
Say: The stone was rolled away because the tomb couldn’t hold Jesus. Death couldn’t hold Jesus. The story was over…and JESUS WON! God wins, so we have victory over sin and death. When we believe in Jesus, we’re on the winning team!
Have a couple of kids open the box. If you have flashlights or glow sticks in the box, the light will be a surprise. If you have helium balloons in the box, they’ll float out and make a powerful statement of Jesus’ resurrection.
Have kids use the supplies in the box to have a victory party. As they celebrate, pause periodically to read John 20:3-10 and John 20:14-16. Have kids cheer as Jesus’ friends discover the truth that God wins and Jesus is alive!
To close your Easter Sunday school lesson party, lead kids in a victory cheer. Chant: God wins; he’s alive!
Say: It’s because of Jesus that we can celebrate. Jesus beat evil. He beat death. He beat sin! God wins, so we have victory over sin and death.
Deeper Bible: What if Jesus Had Stayed Dead? (15 Minutes)
- 4 lamps, flashlights, or battery-operated tea lights
Say: Today we’re learning that God wins. When Jesus came back to life, he beat sin and death.
But what if he hadn’t? You might be thinking, “Even if Jesus hadn’t come back to life, he still died for my sins, didn’t he?”
But what would the world today look like if Jesus had stayed dead? Let’s dig in to that.