Eggbert, the Easter eggs-plorer, uncovers a new part of the Easter story each week in an Easter egg. This four-part series shows preschoolers that God sent Jesus to save the world, and that only Jesus has the power to save.
Get out of your seat, crank up these jams and get ready to dance!
Listen to the audio from Week 4: Jesus Is Alive, Matthew 28:1-10
ASK YOUR KID
What happened to Jesus? He came back to life.
PARENT BIBLE STUDY
Read: Matthew 28:1-10
Day three, following the crucifixion of Jesus, we find Jesus’ two friends named Mary going to his tomb early in the morning. Imagine how they must have been feeling? Maybe the atmosphere was like what follows a funeral: the quiet, the exhaustion, the grief. In this case, these women had witnessed the brutal death of someone that they not only deeply loved, but also wholly worshipped. A thick cloud of hopelessness must have hung heavily over the scene. Hadn’t Jesus said he was GOD? Hadn’t he performed countless miracles right before their very eyes? And yet he couldn’t save himself.
And then the earth began to shake. An angel rolled the stone away from the tomb and Jesus came back from the dead.
Those three dark days after Jesus died must have been the most difficult faith journey for Jesus’ followers. They were human, just like us, so maybe they were incapable of focusing on the big picture. Just like us, maybe they failed to trust God. Maybe they questioned him. Did they get angry, feel abandoned, disappointed, or lost?
The great news about God is that he is always faithful, even when we’re not. Jesus defeated death—proof once and for all that he has the power to defeat death for us, too.
Remembering this power in our moments of disbelief and hopelessness is difficult. But God is still there. Easter reminds us that just when things look the darkest, light returns.
Consider a difficult experience in your life when things looked very dark. How did God remain faithful? Did he show up when you thought he wouldn’t? How does the Easter story remind you of Jesus’ ultimate power?
“Only Jesus has the power to save,” Acts 4:12.
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.