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Teaching the Resurrection to Youth: Put Easter’s Outcome on Trial

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Teaching the Resurrection to youth is the most important lesson you can offer. So let’s make sure 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.”

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 this Resurrection talk with belief in the Tooth Fairy and Santa?

So what is Easter to you and your youth group students? Why does teaching the Resurrection to youth matter? Is it ridiculous to think an actual history-changing event occurred 2,000 years ago?

Teaching the Resurrection to Youth: Some 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 rose 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 teach the Resurrection to youth for some intriguing Easter lessons. Then you decide what most likely happened on that bright morning at Jesus’ gravesite.