He Is Risen

Read: Mark 16:1–8

For younger children, consider reading “Jesus Lives” in The Biggest Story Bible Storybook (pages 426–31).



Sunday dawned. The women came to the tomb expecting to find a heavy stone to move and a corpse to anoint. But the stone is rolled away! They meet an angel who declares that there is no corpse there. Jesus is not there—he has risen from the dead! He’s alive! The news of Jesus’s resurrection is the news we all need today and every day. It’s the centerpiece of our faith, without which all of our hopes crumble.

Jesus’s resurrection means that the Father has accepted the sacrifice of the Son, Jesus is victorious over evil, and we too have hope of a future resurrection when Christ returns. This is what Easter Sunday means! Let’s celebrate this together today and live as people of the Risen King.

Reflection Questions:

1. What do these verses teach us about Jesus?

2. What do they teach us about our response to Jesus?

Some songs for Easter:


“Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” (Hebrews 13:20-21)

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