Children’s Sermon: How Did Jesus Come Back to Life?

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Use this Easter children’s sermon to show kids God’s power and justice.

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:21

Needed: nothing

Children’s Sermon

Ask children, What day is today? (Easter!)

And what happened on Easter? (Jesus rose from the dead.)

Do you all remember how Jesus died? What happened to Him? (Review the crucifixion and burial of Christ.)

So if all that happened to Jesus, how could He come back to life? (Listen to answers.)

Can God do anything? (Yes.)

Is God powerful enough to bring a dead person back to life if He wants to? (Yes.)

So, God did a miracle and brought Jesus back from the dead.

But the next question is why did God bring Jesus back to life?

Jesus never did anything wrong. He was put to death so that He could be punished for our sins.

(Read 2 Corinthians 5:21.)

“God made Him who had no sin to be a sin offering for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Jesus never sinned. He died for our sins so that God could forgive us.

But since He never did anything wrong Himself, it wouldn’t be fair for Him to stay dead. God brought Jesus back to life because He never did anything wrong that He needed to be punished for.

He died for our sins, but God brought Him back by a miracle because God is fair.

Closing Prayer

Father God, we thank You for sending Jesus to die as a punishment for our sins. And we thank You for bringing Him back to life too. You are a good God who always does everything right. Amen.

You can also find this children’s sermon for Kindle or in print in my book, Holy Days: Children’s Sermons for the Holidays.

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