Scripture: John 20
Bible Verse: But these have been written in order that you may believe in order that you may believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that through your faith in him you may have life (John 20:31, (Good News Translation)
The lives of Jesus' friends were changed on the day of his resurrection. Our lives are changed as we become Easter people through God's grace. The Easter: People unit uses the Bible story included in John 20. John 20 tells the story of Jesus' resurrection. Mary Magdalene first discovers the empty tomb and tells Peter and another disciple. Mary then sees the risen Christ and speaks with him. Later that day Christ appears to the other disciples. Thomas, however, is not there and does not believe his friends when they tell him Christ has risen. A week later, Jesus appears to Thomas and gives him physical proof of his death and resurrection. John ends the chapter by stating his purpose in writing his Gospel: to tell all people that Jesus is the Son of God so they too can believe. Children will: 1) learn the Easter story as it is found in John's Gospel, 2) Identify ways that people changed because of the Resurrection, 3) Recognize that we can also experience change through God's grace.
The Garden of Gethsemane and Peter's Denial by Calvarycurriculum.com
Sanhedrin,Herod, and Pilate by Calvarycurriculm.com
Peter and John visit Jesus' Tomb by Calvarycurriculum.com
Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene and the Disciples by Calvarycurriculm.com
Thomas' Unbelief by www.biblewise.com
Printable Disciple cards by Sundayschoolsources.com for playing a matching game
Printable Disciple cards 2
Printable Disciple cards 3
Mary and Herod cards
Mary Magdalene card
Holy Week printable board game
Easter Story Folder Game: Printable board game
Use http://www.storyjumper.com and make your own Easter story. Below is an example of one made on the website.