By Sofia Lykes
Student #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 (You can add more or less, just change to suit your needs)
Teacher (As in having a child be the teacher)
GAK pictures (Lazarus image above, 233, 315)
Table and Chairs, small wrapped gift
Student #1: But didn’t Jesus die a long time ago?
Student #2: Yeah, I thought he was crucified.
Teacher: Good point. If Jesus died, how could He live again?
Teacher: That’s right, thank you! Jesus Christ has power over death.
Student #4: Is that what John 12:47 means?
Teacher: Well, let’s turn to it and see! “…For I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.” Hmmm… that’s a great thought. In His lifetime, Christ saw quite a few things! He met quite a few people who loved Him and even more who hated Him. Why do you think He would, as the scripture says, save them anyways?
Student #3: I don’t know! I don’t get it. Sometimes when people are rude to me, all I want to do is ignore them and pretend they aren’t there!
Student #5: I don’t understand either. It seems like there are so many wicked people in the world, why should they get to be saved?
Student #6: Jesus loves us more than anything. His love is from sea to sea, from here to there to everywhere. It is humbling to know of His love for us.
Teacher: (holding up gift) Boys and girls, what if I told you there was a gift out there that has been given to every single person. It doesn’t matter what age you are, what color you are, whether you are good or bad, if you have green or blue eyes… everyone will get the gift.
Student #4: I’d say that’s pretty cool, that person must be super rich!
Student #1: Is the gift something you can eat, because I’m sure hungry!
Student #2: I think I know what the gift is. Is it life after death?
Teacher: The gift is The Atonement. And because of The Atonement, all men- and women too- will be resurrected. Their bodies and their spirits will come back together.
Student #6: That seems impossible!
Student #2: There’s nothing impossible about it. It’s very real, as real as you and me talking right now! A way better way to describe it would be a miracle!
Teacher: Class, I’m going to put some pictures in front of you and then you can choose the right one for the question I ask. Who was Mary and Martha’s brother, from the New Testament?
Student #2: Yup. But it didn’t matter because Jesus Christ has power over death.
Teacher: Excellent. Who was the first to see Jesus after He was resurrected?
Student #5 (Holding up Picture) Mary Magdalene! We learned about that last Easter. This is one of my favorite pictures ever because it helps me to remember that Jesus really did live again. I think we should sing that song.
Teacher: Great idea, let’s sing Did Jesus Really Live Again?
Student #6: I’m so happy that I can live again too.
Teacher: Me too! Who else were witnesses to the resurrected Christ?
Student #3: I know! I know! (Holding up picture) The Nephites! I wish I had been in the ancient Americas to hear Heavenly Father say, “This is my beloved Son in whom I’m well pleased. Hear ye Him.”
Student #1: I feel another song coming on! Boy, there sure is a lot of songs about the Resurrection.
(Primary sings This is My Beloved Son CS p.76)
Teacher: You’re right! And thank you everyone for singing so beautiful and helping with the lesson today!
ALL: We know Jesus Christ has power over death!
Student #4: In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.