Have a volunteer write his name on a card that says “Jesus died” and shows Jesus on the cross. In the blink of an eye the card changes. Jesus is no longer on the cross. He is risen! The card now reads “Jesus is Alive” but his signature is still on it.
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Call up a volunteer. Show him the card that shows Jesus on the cross. Point out the top: “Jesus Died for You.” Read John 3:16 from the bottom of the card and explain that Jesus died to save the world.
Then have your volunteer write his name on the card, just above “the world”. Jesus loves the “world” but Jesus loves each individual person. Have everyone repeat John 3:16, inserting their own names in place of “the world.” Then pull out the card and give it to your volunteer. Ask if they see their name on it. Then ask what has changed. It’s the card with their signature but Jesus is no longer on the cross–He’s gone! And it now says, “Jesus is Alive” at the top. Explain that Jesus died, but that’s not the end of the story because He didn’t stay dead–He rose again!
Enough cards are included for multiple uses.
Two Size Options:
Small – Pocket Size (3.5″ x 2″ – Business card size)
Large – Stage Size (8″ x 3.5″ – One-third page size). Great for both small and large groups.
Have a volunteer write his name on a card that shows that Jesus died. The card changes to teach that “Jesus is Alive” but his signature is still on it! Jesus died for you but that’s not the end of the story. He rose again!
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