MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is alive.
BIBLE VERSE: “He has risen.” Mark 16:6b (NIV)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Alive | Matthew 26-28
This month we are learning, “Jesus is alive.“ God sent His Son, Jesus, to die on a cross for the sins of all people. But Jesus didn’t stay dead. He was raised to life and now He is alive!
We will learn the story, “Jesus is Alive,” in Matthew 26-28. It was part of God’s plan for Jesus to die on a cross for our sins. The people who loved Jesus were very sad. Mary Magdalene and some friends were walking to His grave. An angel said, “He isn’t here. He is alive!” Later, the women saw Jesus. They worshiped Him. He told them to go and tell His helpers that He would see them soon!
We made a Bible story mat to help us remember Jesus is alive. Place the Meal Time Bible Story Mat at the table where your toddler eats. Before each meal, point to the place mat and review the Bible story with your child:
- Who is standing in the picture? (Jesus)
- Why do the women look surprised? (Because Jesus died on the cross, but now He is alive.)
Say, “Yes, that’s right! They were sad because Jesus died, but now He is alive! Who is alive?” Encourage your toddler to say, “Jesus is alive.”