10. The Resurrection – Luke 24
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The death of Jesus paid for the sins of the world, but His greatest act was yet to come. After three days in the grave, women came to tend to the body, but when they arrived the tomb was empty. Later, a couple of the apostles confirmed this fact. Jesus began to appear, alive and in the flesh to select groups of people. He started with a few, and was eventually seen by over 500 people.
Because God brought Jesus back bodily, death and the grave have been conquered, and will be cast into the fiery pit at the end of days. Anyone who puts their faith in Jesus Christ and spends their life pursuing Him will join Him in the resurrection, and the grave will give up its dead. Believers will have their body restored and perfected for eternity.
The resurrection is the climax of the Bible. It is the moment the serpent’s head is crushed once and for all, that the sacrificed sheep returns as the triumphant lion. In this story, multiple prophecies of hope are fulfilled.
Luke 24:5b-8 “Why do you seek the living among the dead?’ He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”
Luke 24:30-31 “When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight.”
Luke 24:45-47 “Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.”
Teaching children in the way they should go is a big responsibility. Fortunately, there are lots of stories in the Bible to help do that. This list is just a start. Each of these stories can be tailored to be appropriate to the age of the child in question, as well as their maturity level. Every adult can rely on the Holy Spirit to help guide them to which Biblical accounts are best to help a child grow.
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