“June 24–30. Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20–21: ‘He Is Risen’” Come, Follow Me—For Primary: New Testament 2019 (2019)
“June 24–30. Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20–21,” Come, Follow Me—For Primary: 2019
Record Your Impressions
Seeing a picture can help children remember things they learned at home or in other settings. Perhaps you could show the picture in this week’s outline in Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families and ask the children to share what they know about the story shown in the picture.
The Atonement of Jesus Christ, including His Resurrection, is the most important event in history, and it is the foundation of Christian faith. As you read about the Resurrection, ponder how you will help the children build their faith in Jesus Christ.
Tell the story of Jesus’s Resurrection in your own words. Ask the children to take turns repeating the story back to you. You might refer to “Chapter 54: Jesus Is Risen,” New Testament Stories, 139–44, or the corresponding video (LDS.org). Explain that when Jesus died, His spirit left His body. When He was resurrected, His spirit and His body came together again.
Invite several ward members to act as the soldiers, the angels, Mary Magdalene, Peter, John, the disciples, and Thomas and tell what they witnessed after Jesus’s Resurrection.
Show the video “What Happens after We Die?” (LDS.org), and tell about someone you know who has died. Share your testimony that everyone will be resurrected someday. Invite the children to share their testimonies.
Consider singing together “Did Jesus Really Live Again?” and “When He Comes Again,” Children’s Songbook, 64, 82. Ask the children to imagine what it will feel like to see the resurrected Jesus. Let them share their thoughts with the class.
Consider how you can help the children understand what faith is and how they can exercise faith in the Savior.
Show the picture Christ Approaches Thomas (LDS.org) while you tell about Thomas’s experience in John 20:24–29. Repeat the story later in the lesson, but this time ask the children to provide some of the details.
Show a box with an object inside that the children can’t see, and describe the object to the children. Ask them if they believe the object is really inside the box and why. Then show them the object, and explain that faith is believing in things we can’t see. The most important faith we can have is faith in Jesus Christ.
How can you inspire the children to love and help those around them?
Read John 21:15–17, or show the video “Feed My Sheep” (LDS.org). Jesus didn’t want Peter to spend all of his time fishing. Instead, He wanted Peter to share the gospel and invite everyone to come to Him. Give each of the children a paper sheep, and ask them to write on it something they can do to help feed Jesus’s sheep.
Ask several children ahead of time to share things they are doing to love and serve others, or ways others have served them.
Write the name of every child in your class on pieces of paper cut into the shape of sheep, and scatter these sheep around the room. (Include the names of children who don’t attend regularly.) Invite the children to gather the sheep by finding the one with their name on it. What can we do to serve any lost sheep we might know?
It’s natural for children to wonder what happens after we die. Consider how you can teach about the Resurrection in a way that will build their faith.
Invite the children to close their eyes and imagine that they are sitting by Jesus’s tomb while you read John 20:1–17 or summarize the story of His Resurrection (see also “Chapter 54: Jesus Is Risen,” New Testament Stories, 139–44, or the corresponding video on LDS.org). What would it have been like to see the resurrected Savior?
Ask each child to study the experience of someone who saw the resurrected Savior and share with the rest of the class what he or she learned.
Watch one or more of these videos with the children: “Jesus Is Laid in a Tomb,” “Jesus Is Resurrected,” “Christ Appears on the Road to Emmaus,” and “The Risen Lord Appears to the Apostles” (LDS.org).
What are the children you teach doing to strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ? How can you help them?
Invite a few children to take turns reading verses in John 20:24–29. (See also the video “Blessed Are They That Have Not Seen, and Yet Have Believed,” LDS.org.)
Write each word in the phrase “Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” on separate pieces of paper. Invite the children to put the words in order. Invite them to tell of experiences in which they felt the Savior’s love even if they did not see Him.
Invite the children to draw pictures of things they can do to strengthen their faith. As they draw, share what you have done to strengthen your faith in Jesus Christ.
Children can greatly influence those around them. How can you encourage them to strengthen others in the gospel?
Read John 21:15–17, but replace Simon’s name with names of the children. Who are Jesus’s sheep? How can we feed His sheep?
Share a simple snack with the children. As they are eating, ask them how sharing the gospel with someone is like feeding them.
Invite the children to use this week’s activity page to teach their families about the last week of the Savior’s life.