Diggin’ Dottie digs up clues in this four-week video series, to solve the mystery of what happened after Jesus died. Her Bible field guide shows kids the stories of people who saw Jesus come back to life.
Get out of your seat, crank up these jams and get ready to dance!
Watch the video from Week 4: John Sees Jesus Float Up to Heaven, Acts 1:1-11
ASK YOUR KID
Who will come and live in your heart? Jesus
PARENT BIBLE STUDY
Read: Matthew 28:16-20, Acts 1:1-11
Where is Jesus? This might be the most confusing question we encounter in kids ministry. The answer is far from concrete or simple. He is in heaven. He is in your heart. He is with you. He is with God. He is here now. He is coming back someday.
The physical presence of Jesus on earth came to an end in these passages from Scripture. Jesus left like he came – miraculously and humbly. As his disciples watched, Jesus was simply “taken up” into the sky, promising that he would be back. And that was it. No fire. No parade. No celebration. No pomp and circumstance as the risen Savior returned to sit down at the right hand of God.
Before Jesus left, he called his disciples to a huge task – to spread his word, to make disciples of all nations, to baptize them, and to teach them to obey everything he commanded them. But Jesus didn’t just command them and leave. He also gave them a promise that although he was going away physically, he was also always with them. He promised them the power of Holy Spirit, which would literally be his presence living inside them.
Perhaps the question, “where is Jesus?” is more complicated than the answer. He is everywhere. He is closer than the air we breathe. With his Spirit living inside us here on earth, his power is always available. We aren’t left to just stand staring up into the sky waiting for Jesus to return. Instead, we are commanded, like the disciples were that day over 2,000 years ago, to let God use us to show the whole world what Jesus is really like and what it looks like to follow him.
What would you say if someone asked you where Jesus is?
How is God using you to show the world Jesus?
Jesus came back to life!
THE BIG PICTURE
Our preschool curriculum written for 3-5 year olds. Through exciting videos, or live teaching in the rooms, kids explore stories from the Bible each month. Beginning with Creation, and moving in chronological order throughout the year, kids learn that God is a powerful, loving, and trustworthy friend who cares about us. They learn that God sent Jesus to save the world. In a large group format, preschoolers sing and dance to worship songs, then meet fun characters and play games that introduce them to the concept of the series. After the story, kids play a Big Group Game, then transition to small group activities, designed to be led by an adult. We hope preschoolers learn through fun, and begin to understand who God is and how much he loves them.