April 12 - John 20:1-18

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12 April, 2020Rev Brian HooleEaster

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I have Seen the Lord

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John 20:1-18

In this passage, Mary Magdalene goes to the tomb and finds the stone removed and Jesus body not there. While crying in the garden, she encounters Jesus and then goes to tell the others that she has seen the Lord.

TALK

  • How do you think Mary would have felt in the garden when she found the empty tomb? And after her encounter with Jesus?
  • What do you think the other disciples thought when they heard what Mary told them? How do you think they celebrated?
  • What do you usually do in your house to celebrate Easter?
  • What stands out for you in this passage?
  • What do you think this passage tells us about God/Jesus?
  • Who will you share this story with today? How? What will you tell them?


Alleluia poster

This activity reflects the Alleluia chorus in the Statement of Faith in today’s sermon recording.

What you'll need: printed alleluia poster sheets, colouring pens, pencils or crayons, sticky tape.

Print out the attached pages for the Alleluia Poster. Have one person colour each part of the poster and then cut and stick the pieces together to create a communal art piece. Hand the artwork in a window or on a wall so that you or your neighbours can see it. Say together the Statement of Faith, and remember that Jesus is risen, Alleluia!


Statement of Faith, Alleluia Chorus

Leader: We believe before birds begin to sing God can only shout

All: Alleluia!

Leader: We believe when tombstones roll God can only shout

All: Alleluia!

Leader: We believe when dawn breaks God can only shout

All: Alleluia!

Leader: We believe when resurrection comes God can only shout

All: Alleluia!

Leader: We believe when the gardener returns to the garden Mary can only shout

All: Alleluia!

Leader: We believe when the angel folds the grave-clothes Peter can only shout

All: Alleluia!

Leader: We believe when Jesus enters the room Andrew can only shout

All: Alleluia!

Leader: We believe when Jesus shows his wounds Thomas can only shout

All: Alleluia!

Leader: We believe when Emmaus is reached Cleopas can only shout

All: Alleluia!

Leader: We believe when there are no other words to use Heaven can only shout

All: Alleluia!

Leader: We believe when Easter day arrives, we can only shout

All: Alleluia!


Alleluia Poster © 2020 Illustrated Ministry, LLC. All rights reserved. www.illustratedministry.com

Prayer of Confession and Statement of Faith from Spill the Beans, Issue 7 © 2013 Spill the Beans Resource Team www.spillbeans.org.uk