Easter Sunday – Jesus has risen!

Activity: Easter egg hunt – chat about why we celebrate Easter with hollow eggs. How the egg represents the empty tomb but also symbolises new life.

Discuss:  How has Jesus’ resurrection changed the world?  Will you let it change you?

Here is a short video for children: https://vimeo.com/channels/1551170/397067880

Activity: For older children and adults:

Do you struggle to believe in the resurrection?  Here are 7 explanations that people give:

  1. Jesus was not dead
  2. Disciples were hallucinating
  3. Disciples lied / conspiracy
  4. The truth was distorted over time / legend
  5. There was an imposter Jesus
  6. Disciples were influenced/bribed
  7. Jesus was resurrected

Watch these videos presented by a retired Cold Case Detective (who was an atheist before he investigated the resurrection).  He examines each of these possibilities and explains why no.7 is the only reasonable conclusion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsO8JI9mmQc&t=137s  Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP9kyITpZZk  Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlV7-GI3Bww&t=1  Part 3

Has your view changed?