Children’s Sermon: The Resurrection of Jesus

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Use this Easter children’s sermon to teach kids about our resurrection.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

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Children’s Sermon

Tell students, I want you all to pretend like you’re sleeping…

Okay. Now I want you all to pretend like you’re dead…

Okay. You know what I noticed? When you were pretending to be dead, you still looked like you were sleeping!

And, in fact, sleeping and dying are almost the exact same thing to God. God knows that no one is really ever dead. Our bodies might die, but our spirits keep living.

And one day, when Jesus comes back, He’s even going to bring our bodies back to life, just like His body came back to life on that first Easter.

(Read 1 Corinthians 15:51-52.)

“Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.”

The angels will blow the trumpet, Jesus will bring our spirits back with Him from Heaven, and He will put our spirits back in our bodies and make our bodies all better and healthy so that we will never die again. It will be like He’s waking our bodies up from a nap and we will live with Him forever.

So remember, when we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter, we are also looking forward to our resurrection when Jesus comes back.

Closing Prayer

God, we thank You for raising Jesus from the dead, and we thank You that one day, Jesus will come back and raise us from the dead too. You are a powerful God, and we can know You can do it. In Jesus’ name we pray, 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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