Sunday School Lesson for Teenagers: Easter Bible Verses Matthew 28:1-10

Easter is a time of celebration and reflection for Christians around the world. As teenagers, you may wonder why these ancient scriptures and stories are relevant to your life today. Well, let me tell you, Easter Bible verses have tremendous significance for you as you grow in your faith:

  1. The Resurrection Power: Easter is all about Jesus’ victory over death. Understanding the resurrection power can help you overcome challenges and find hope in difficult situations.
  2. Sacrificial Love: Easter teaches us about the immense love Jesus had for us, that He willingly sacrificed Himself. It’s a reminder of how we should love and serve others in our lives.
  3. Purpose and Identity: Easter helps you discover your purpose and identity in Christ. It’s a chance to understand your worth and potential in the eyes of God.
  4. Community and Fellowship: This season encourages us to come together as a church and support one another. It’s a time to strengthen your relationships with friends who share your faith.

Now, let’s dive into some Easter Bible verses and explore what they mean for us as teenagers.

Bible Reading 1: Matthew 28:1-10 (NIV)

“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.'”

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • On the first Easter morning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to visit Jesus’ tomb.
  • An angel appeared, causing an earthquake, and announced that Jesus had risen from the dead, just as He promised.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. How do you think the women felt when they saw the angel and heard about Jesus’ resurrection?
  2. Why is the resurrection of Jesus such a central event in Christianity?

Bible Reading 2: John 3:16 (NIV)

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • John 3:16 is a powerful verse that reminds us of God’s love and the sacrifice He made by sending His Son, Jesus, to save us.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. What does it mean for God to “love the world” in this context?
  2. How does believing in Jesus connect to having eternal life?

Youth Group Game: “Easter Scavenger Hunt”

Now, let’s have some fun while learning more about Easter Bible verses. Organize an Easter-themed scavenger hunt in your church or another suitable location. Place clues and Bible verses at various spots, guiding participants to the next location. At each location, they can read and discuss the verse before moving on to the next. The first group to solve all the clues and reach the final destination wins a small prize.

Bible Reading 3: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (NIV)

“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • In 1 Corinthians, Paul emphasizes the core message of the Gospel: Jesus died for our sins and was raised from the dead, fulfilling the Scriptures.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is it important that Jesus’ death and resurrection were according to the Scriptures?
  2. How can we share this message with our friends who may not know about it?

Bible Reading 4: 1 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

Explanation For Teenagers:

  • 1 Peter speaks of the living hope we have because of Jesus’ resurrection. It’s a hope that can change our lives and inspire us to live differently.

Youth Group Discussion Questions:

  1. How does the resurrection of Jesus give us a “living hope”?
  2. How can this hope impact the way we live and interact with others?

Closing Prayer

Let’s conclude our lesson with a prayer:

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the Easter season and the powerful message it carries. We are grateful for the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus, which give us hope, love, and purpose. Help us, as teenagers, to apply these lessons to our lives, sharing Your love with others and finding our identity in You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Remember, Easter Bible verses are not just words from the past; they are the foundation of our faith and a guide for our lives today. May this Easter season strengthen your faith and inspire you to walk in the footsteps of the risen Christ.

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