Jesus’ resurrection from the dead on Easter morning represents the cornerstone of our Christian faith. So let’s make sure that all teens in our youth ministry programs are rock-solid in this knowledge. Youth group Easter lessons are a great way to teach and reinforce the good news that Jesus is alive!
Maybe you’ve heard the Sunday school funnies about little kids confusing their holidays. One said, “Easter is when Jesus died and went in a tomb for three days. … Then everybody gathers at the tomb to see if Jesus comes out. If he sees his shadow, he has to go back inside. And we have six more weeks of winter!”
Some ideas about Easter are even stranger. A few blogs describe it as “the day Christians celebrate the idea that a dead Jewish preacher came back as a zombie…”
So what is Easter to you and your youth group students? What really happened? Is it ridiculous to think an actual history-changing event occurred 2,000 years ago?
Or we could go with conspiracy theories. Maybe Jesus was a great guy and all, but when you’re dead, you’re, well, dead. Should we file away all this resurrection talk with belief in the Tooth Fairy and Santa?
Youth Group Easter Lessons: A Historical Perspective
I’ll admit: From a logical and scientific angle, it seems impossible to return from the grave. But consider a historical angle. If overwhelming evidence exists that Jesus came back from the dead, then a logical and scientific explanation also must exist. And most importantly, if Jesus claims to be the only way to heaven, then what we decide about his existence must be our priority.
So let’s put the resurrection of Jesus on trial for some intriguing youth group Easter lessons. Then you decide what most likely happened on that bright morning at the gravesite of Jesus.