The Resurrection of Christ
Life Night Outline
Goal of this Night
The goal for this Life Night is to explore the truth of Jesus’ Resurrection and the significance of this in the teens’ everyday lives. This Life Night will also challenge the teens to live as a “Resurrection People” and look forward to their resurrection.
About this night
This Life Night is about the Resurrection of Christ. We are familiar with the Easter celebrations filled with bunnies, eggs and candy. This Life Night starts with an over-the-top secular celebration of Easter and an extreme Easter egg hunt. After the hunt, the night transitions into a true celebration of the meaning of Easter. The teaching looks at the impact of the Resurrection on history as well as each individual life. The small group discussion looks at how we are called to live the truth that our God is alive. Finally, the night ends by changing the way we look at the Easter egg and spending some time in worship of the living God.
This Life Night this week was about the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead. On Easter we celebrate our salvation; God has defeated sin and death. Because of the Resurrection, everything changed. The teens had the opportunity to look at (and participate in) the secular Easter traditions and then look more deeply at the history-changing and life-altering Resurrection. Here are some questions that can be used to discuss the Life Night with your teen:
- Why is the Resurrection of Jesus a big deal? What does it mean to you?
- How does Jesus rising from the dead affect your life?
- How can we as a family make every Sunday a day to celebrate the Resurrection?
There will be two separate environments for this Life Night. In order to pull this off, recruit the help of parents and other volunteers to help transform the room. The first environment is a very secular Easter celebration. It should have absolutely nothing to do with God. Have the room decked out in pastels, bunnies, baskets, fake plastic grass, etc. Have the Core Team dressed in their Easter finest (big hats, suits, etc.) They should pass out candy to the teens as they enter and wish them a “happy spring holiday.”
The first environment needs to be taken down and the second one set up while the teens are hunting for Easter eggs. The second environment should be simple and focused on the real reason for Easter. Have a large cross with white fabric draped over it. If possible, create the illusion of an empty tomb as well. Have a few Easter lilies at the base of the cross or tomb. As the teens walk back in, have the Alleluia Chorus playing.
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