Scripture: Matthew 28:2-15, Mark 16:1-14, Luke 24:1-44, John 20:2-21:24
- Students will learn God raised Jesus from the dead on Sunday.
- Students will learn many people saw Jesus after he was raised from the dead.
- Students will learn people touched Jesus and ate with him after he was raised, showing he was raised and not some sort of ghost or spirit.
- Students will review how to use exclamatory and declarative sentences.
Guiding Question: How does telling the story of Jesus develop our faith sharing and encourage others to know God?
Materials: None needed
Procedure: Review the story of the Resurrection for the scriptures above. Review how Jesus helped others believe that He had been resurrected by talking with them, eating meals with them, etc. Explain that this was important so more and more people would go on to share the good news of Jesus. God wants us to also share the news of Jesus and how He has been faithful to us. Ask the students why it might be hard or scary to share their faith with others. Explain that the more practice they have sharing their faith, the easier it will become to do.
Introduce the activity. Review how to use exclamation points in exclamatory statements. Have the students retell the story using a mixture of exclamatory and declarative sentences and questions. One student starts telling the story and stops after one sentence/question. The other students classify what was said and say which punctuation would be used if you were writing. The next student continues the story in the same fashion. Keep going until the story ends.
Additional Questions: How can students practice using different types of sentences?
Supplemental Activity: Have students write a letter about the resurrection as if it had just happened using a mixture of exclamatory and declarative statements.