He is risen! Alleluia!

Easter isn't just a day. Like Lent, it's a whole season. The good news that Jesus is alive gives us reason to celebrate every day. In Christ, we have new life!


What is your favorite Easter memory? How did you see God at work in the last week?


Sing and Dance

We sing "Hallelujah" because Jesus is alive, and He loves us! There's no better news!

God's Word

Matthew 28:1-10

Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb. 2 Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it. 3 His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. 4 The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.

5 Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. 7 And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.”

8 The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message. 9 And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there.”



Jesus is alive! We can't say it enough! Because He Lives, we have victory, our sins are forgiven, and new life is ours forever. Alleluia, Praise the Lord!

What is the most interesting part of this story to you? What does it mean to you that the tomb was empty? How would you respond if a friend told you someone who had died was alive again?

Engage with the Story

Make an "Alleluia" banner to hang in your home. Use a roll of banner paper or receipt paper to make it bigger or longer. Put it somewhere to remind you that we can celebrate Easter every day.

Pray + Bless

Dear Jesus, You give us life! Thank you for the good news of Easter. Help us to share it with the world. Amen.

Circle up as a household. Pick someone to start the blessing. They say, "Jesus lives for all of us. And that means me (place a hand on your chest). And that means you (place your other hand on the shoulder of the person next to you)". Pass the blessing by repeating those words and actions. When the blessing makes it back to the first person, they say, "Go and bless the world."

Portions of the lesson from the Sparkhouse Publishing Whirl curriculum.