"I Believe" Easter Curriculum

What does it mean to believe in Jesus? How does our faith grow? I Believe is a four week curriculum that answers these questions and reminds children of all ages that our faith needs to be rooted in Christ. As we remember who Jesus is and what He did on the cross, we will be encouraged to grow in Truth this Easter season.

Lesson 1:  I Believe Jesus is the Son of God

Because Jesus is God’s only Son, He knows the secrets and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. He knows firsthand what it means to have a relationship with the Father and was humble enough to leave His throne to share some of those mysteries with us! In this lesson children will be reminded that believers are chosen by God to hear His Word. They will also learn through Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 13 how the condition of their heart plays an important role in their faith. Believing in Jesus means trusting that God will show us who He is through His Word and through His Son.

Lesson 2:  I Believe Jesus is the Sacrifice for Sin

Jesus’ act of love on the cross was the ultimate sacrifice and it is only through Him that we can be forgiven. In addition to learning that everyone sins and falls short, children will read about Peter in Luke 22.  Even though Peter was one of Jesus’ disciples and told Jesus that he would die for Him, he fell short by denying Him three times.  They will see how Peter’s faith grew when he received forgiveness from Jesus and how he went on to lead others to Christ.  Believing in Jesus means trusting in Him with our whole heart. Not just when things are going well, but in the hard times too.

Lesson 3:  I Believe Jesus is the Risen King

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is historical and undeniable.  Many kings have come and gone, but Jesus is still on His throne. His tomb is empty because Jesus is alive! Children will be reminded that the resurrection of Jesus displayed God’s power and love. They will learn that believing in Jesus means trusting that He is all we need. Nothing can compare to the power and love of God! 

 

They will also continue their study of the Parable of the Sower and hear how Judas was distracted by the riches of the world in Matthew 26. Instead of trusting in Jesus, he was tempted to trust in money. The aim of this lesson is for children to know the power of God in their own lives because they live in Christ, the Risen King!

 

Lesson 4:  I Believe Jesus is Coming Back Again!

It’s time to celebrate, Jesus is risen indeed! By reading the story of Thomas in John 20, children will learn that God knows exactly what we need in order to grow in our faith. Jesus told Thomas to stop doubting and believe!  His words apply to us today. In this lesson children will be reminded that Jesus is the Son of God, the Sacrifice for Sin, and the Risen King.  By remembering who Jesus is, we can confidently live out our beliefs as we prepare for His return. Believing in Jesus means trusting that we will live forever with Him! 

Song List

  1. Lyrics

    Christ The Lord Is Risen Today

    Additional Words and Music by Jamison J. Statema

    © 2013 Found Free Music

     

    Verse 1 

    Christ, the Lord, is risen today

    Alleluia!

    Sons of men and angels say

    Alleluia!

    Raise your joys and triumphs high

    Alleluia!

    Sing ye heavens and earth reply

    Alleluia!

     

    Vamp

    Whoah, whoah, whoah

    Alleluia (2x)

     

    Verse 2

    Lives again our glorious King

    Alleluia!

    Where, O death, is now your sting?

    Alleluia!

    Once He died our souls to save

    Alleluia!

    Where’s your victory O grave?

    Alleluia!

     

    Vamp

    Whoah, whoah, whoah

    Alleluia (2x)

     

    Verse 3

    Hymns of praise then let us sing

    Alleluia!

    Unto Christ, our heavenly King

    Alleluia!

    Who endured the cross and grave

    Alleluia!

    Sinners to redeem and save

    Alleluia!

     

    Vamp

    Whoah, whoah, whoah

     

    Alleluia (2x)

  2. Lyrics

    Christ Arose

     

    Low in the grave He lay

    Jesus my Savior

    Waiting the coming day

    Jesus my Lord

     

    Up from the grave He arose

    With a mighty triumph o’er His foes

    He arose a victor from the dark domain

    And He lives forever with His saints to reign

     

    He arose, He arose

    Hallelujah Christ arose

    He arose, He arose

    Hallelujah Christ arose

     

    Death cannot keep its prey

    Jesus my Savior

    He tore the bars away

    Jesus my Lord

     

     

    Up from the grave He arose

    With a mighty triumph o’er His foes

    He arose a victor from the dark domain

    And He lives forever with His saints to reign

     

    He arose, He arose

    Hallelujah Christ arose

    He arose, He arose

    Hallelujah Christ arose

     

    He arose, He arose

    Hallelujah Christ arose

    He arose, He arose

     

    Hallelujah Christ arose

  3. Lyrics

    I Believe

    Words and Music by Jamison J. Statema

    © 2013 Found Free Music

     

    Verse 1 

    Jesus came down to earth

    From His throne high

    He humbled Himself

    He came to live so He could die

     

    He was killed on the cross

    But He rose up from the grave

    Death was defeated

    So wipe the tears away

     

    Chorus

    I’m gonna clap my hands

    And shout Hosanna!

    Jesus is risen and He lives forever

    He took away my sin

    And set me free

    Jesus is alive - I believe! 

     

    Verse 2

    To make our way to God

    There is nothin’ that you and I can do

    Helpless on our own

    We needed Him to come for our rescue

     

    Our sin has a price

    We could never pay

    Jesus paid it all

    So we could be saved

     

    Chorus

    I’m gonna clap my hands

    And shout Hosanna!

    Jesus is risen and He lives forever

    He took away my sin

    And set me free

    Jesus is alive - I believe! 

     

    Bridge

    Jesus is the Son of God - I believe

    The Sacrifice for sin - I believe

    He is the Risen King- I believe

    And He’s comin’ back again - I believe

    (repeat)

     

     

    Chorus

  4. Lyrics

    Lord I lift Your name on high

    Lord I love to sing Your praises

    I'm so glad You're in my life

    I'm so glad You came to save us

    You came from heaven to earth

    To show the way

    From the earth to the cross

    My debt to pay

    From the cross to the grave

    From the grave to the sky

    Lord I lift Your name on high