Week 15: Lazarus the dead Man? | Children@Apostles

This week are meeting two people who met Jesus after they had died! We also meet their families. On this page we meet Jesus’ friend Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha. In our zoom meeting we will meet a young man and his widowed mother. As usual there will be questions and activities for you to do and links to songs. I hope you enjoy this session.

Bible Bit
Read John 11:1-44 or watch the story here:

Bonus questions
• Why didn’t Jesus go right away when he heard about his friend?
• Did Jesus know what had happened to Lazarus before he arrived?
• Why was Jesus glad He was not there with Lazarus?
• What did Martha think when Jesus said, “Your brother will rise again?”
• Who did Jesus say He was?
• How do you know that Jesus was very close friends with this family?

3 Things to think about
1) How does this story teach us that it’s alright to cry when someone we care about dies?
2) Does this story help you to understand what eternal life means for us?
3) If God doesn't seem to answer our prayers, does it mean he can't do what we ask?

Songs

Our new song for this term:

Here is a song about that reminds us that God is with us even when times are very hard:

Activities

1: Help Lazarus to find Jesus.
What you need: a printed copy of the maze (link below), felt tip pens or coloured pencils
What you do: trace Lazarus’ path to Jesus then colour it in a bright colour. Colour the other paths in dark colours.
Get your maze here: https://sermons4kids.com/jesus_raises_lazarus_maze.htm

2: Lazarus raised from the dead collage
What you need: the templates printable from the link below, felt tip pens strips of kitchen towel or paper napkins, glue
Get the full instructions by following this link: https://craftingthewordofgod.com/…/lazarus-raised-from-the…/

3: Butterfly Sparkle
What you need: coloured paper, butterfly body and wings (from link below), felt tip pens or coloured pencils, scissors, glue, glitter

Click the link and follow the instructions: http://www.lbrummer68739.net/4th-grade-p…/butterfly-sparkle/

Fun Fact - Did you know that in art a butterfly is often used to represent resurrection? This is because a caterpillar seems to die in its chrysalis then come to life transformed as a butterfly.

Prayer Time
Say this prayer with your family today:

“Give me a heart that is sensitive to those that are grieving, the wisdom to know when to speak words of comfort or when to keep silent. I also pray that You would use my life to be an encouragement and hope, through whom the peace of Jesus will flow into their hearts, to heal and help. Thank You, Lord, that You are a God that answers prayers. Amen.”

Don’t forget to keep saying the Lord’s Prayer at noon.

See you soon! Have a good week!