Week Four

Resurrection, Return and Restoration-He Will Come Again

Resurrection Candle

Reminds us that Jesus is God and He will come again

Main Themes

Jesus will come again.
Jesus is a victorious King.
Christians will be with Him forever.

Scriptures

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Devotional

Jesus' sacrificial death was not the end, though. Three days after He died, He brought Himself back to life just like He said He would (John 2:18-22). The empty tomb proves that Jesus is who He says He is (God), and it proves that His sacrifice was accepted by God the Father. He paid our debt in full. He is a conquering King who sits at the place of honor (Eph. 1:19-21).

Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we can have faith that He will do the same for all who believe in Him (1 Cor. 6:14). The hope of the resurrection is our fuel for life as a believer in Christ. Jesus tells us that He is coming again (Matt. 26:63, 64, John 14:2-3, Matt. 24:44). And this time He is not coming with the mission to save sinners, but to cleanse the earth of sin and evil and death (Rev. 19:11-16). We can trust that when He says He will return, He will do it. Remember how God fulfilled His promise to send a Redeemer? God keeps His promises.

Christians get to be with God forever in His presence (2 Pet. 3:13, Rev. 21:2, 3). This is the joy of Heaven and eternity! Sure, it will be nice to have no pain, fear, death, tiredness, etc. Sure, it will be nice to see other Believers we met in this life. But the thing that makes eternity wonderful is that we get God!

Discussion Questions

What's one way we know that Jesus is God? (The resurrection, he came back to life, the tomb is empty)

What is our hope as Christians? (That we will have life after death, that we will be with God forever)

What is it that makes Heaven so great? (God is there)

How do we know that Jesus will come back? (He promised and God keeps His promises, We can trust Him because of already fulfilled promises)

"Jesus Storybook Bible" Stories For The Week

God's Wonderful Surprise - p. 310

A Dream of Heaven - p. 342

Gospel Story Bible" Stories For The Week

The Resurrection (story #117) – p. 235

Doubting Thomas (story #118) – p. 236

Worthy is the Lamb (story #155) – p. 310

At the Throne Worshipping (story #156) – p. 312