Apr 12 Sunday School Material - EASTER!

Dear Families,

All physical services and gatherings for Calgary Chinese Alliance Church are still temporarily cancelled until the end of May 2020 (please see the new announcement from our church leadership here).  So we will continue to provide online Sunday School content for you to teach and engage spiritually with your children at home.

We use The Gospel Project Bible Study curriculum for our 9:30am Preschool/K classes and 11:00am Elementary Sunday School classes.  We have been going through the Bible chronologically on a journey to discover how the gospel unfolds.

We will post and upload the lesson material for the coming Sunday on Thursday; at which time, the previous week’s resources in the group will be removed.

Follow these instructions to start:
  1. Login to the KidMin @ CCAC Group to access the material (you need to join and request membership, ONLY PARENTS CAN BE MEMBERS)
    请登陆 KidMin @ CCAC Group 申请成为“会员”,  以获取教会儿童部的信息资料,包括儿童主日学,儿童崇拜,儿童俱乐部的教材内容
  2. Scroll down to the Resources section on the group page (you need to be granted membership first)
    当你被确认会员资格后,在网页“ group page ”,鼠标滚动到页面下半部,点击进入 Resources 部分
  3. Print out the Activity Page for your kids to work on
    打印 Activity Page 提供给孩子练习
  4. Open your Bible to the scripture passage
  5. Go through the Bible Story
    • Pre/K and Gr1-4: watch the Bible Story Video together as a family
    • Gr5-6: read the passage together and then watch the video
    1. Talk about the story with your family
      • Use the questions found under the Family Discussion Starters on the Activity Pages (for pre/k and gr1-4)
        在 Activity Pages 的 "Family Discussion Starters" 里找到相关问题和孩子一起回答
      • Ask open-ended questions
      • Share your insights and encourage your kids to share
    2. Watch the Questions From Kids Video for additional discussion (optional)
      观看 Questions From Kids Video 影片,进行更多的讨论
    3. Try doing the Family Activity on the Activity Pages (for pre/k and gr1-4) sometime during the week
      在一周之内,参考 Activity Pages 里的家庭活动 "Family Activity",和孩子们进行各种互动

      Here is the lesson for the week of April 12

      Bible Passage:
      Matthew 26–28; 1 Corinthians 15

      (summarized for kids)
      After Jesus was arrested, He was led to the high priest. The religious leaders were trying to find a reason to kill Jesus, but they could not. The high priest asked, “Are You the Messiah, the Son of God?”

      Jesus replied, “Yes, that’s right.”

      The high priest said, “He has spoken against God! He deserves to die!” The religious leaders refused to believe that Jesus was God’s Son.

      In the morning, the religious leaders led Jesus to Pilate, the governor. “Are You the King of the Jews?” Pilate asked.

      “Yes, that’s right,” Jesus replied.

      “What should I do with Jesus?” Pilate asked the crowd. “Crucify Him!” they answered. Pilate did not think Jesus had done anything wrong, but he handed Jesus over and said, “Do whatever you want.”

      The governor’s soldiers put a scarlet robe on Jesus. They made a crown of thorns and put it on His head. Then they mocked Him: “Here is the King of the Jews!” They beat Jesus and led Him away to be killed.

      The soldiers nailed Jesus to a cross. They put a sign above His head that said THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. Two criminals were crucified next to Him.

      Darkness covered the land. Jesus cried out, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Jesus shouted again and then He died. Suddenly, the curtain in the temple sanctuary split in two, from top to bottom, and there was an earthquake. One of the men guarding Jesus’ body said, “This man really was God’s Son!”

      Jesus was buried in a tomb. A stone was sealed in front of the tomb so that no one could steal Jesus’ body.

      On the third day, Mary Magdalene (MAG duh leen) and the other Mary went to the tomb. Suddenly there was an earthquake. An angel of the Lord rolled back the stone and sat on it. The guards were so afraid that they fainted.

      The angel spoke to the women, “Don’t be afraid! I know you are looking for Jesus. He is not here. He has risen, just like He said He would.”

      The women left the tomb quickly. They ran to tell the disciples the good news. Just then Jesus greeted them. The women worshiped Him. “Don’t be afraid,” Jesus told them. “Tell My followers to go to Galilee. They will see Me there.”

      Jesus appeared to Peter and then to the other disciples. Jesus also appeared to more than 500 people who followed Him. Many people witnessed that Jesus is alive!

      Christ Connection:
      The most important thing that ever happened is that Jesus died and was raised from the dead. We can believe that Jesus is alive! When we turn from sin and trust in Jesus, we have hope and new life. Jesus brings forgiveness and life with God forever.
      Jesus’ death and resurrection is the center of the gospel. In Adam, we were spiritually dead in sin, but Jesus died to pay for our sins. Jesus is alive! God gives new life to everyone who trusts in Jesus.

      Story Point:
      Jesus gives us life with God forever.
      Jesus’ resurrection gives us hope for eternal life

      Key Passage:
      John 3:30
      "He must increase, but I must decrease." (NIV)
      "He must increase, but I must decrease." (ESV)

      Big Picture Question:
      Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to rescue sinners.
      Why did Jesus become human? Jesus became human to obey His Father’s plan and rescue sinners.

      Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection are essential to the Christian faith. If we teach Jesus as a respected teacher and miracle-worker who claimed to be the Messiah and who was crucified on the cross—but who was not resurrected—then we are teaching the Jesus of Judaism. If we teach Jesus as a wise teacher and prophet who ascended into heaven—but who was not crucified—then we are teaching the Jesus of Islam.

      Jesus’ purpose for coming to earth was to save us from our sins. (Matt. 1:21) Jesus came to die to show God’s love to us (Rom. 5:7-8) so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) Jesus came to die so that we would be forgiven. (Eph. 1:7) Jesus came to die to bring us to God. (1 Pet. 3:18)

      Jesus died on the cross to satisfy the wrath of God toward sin. His resurrection proved that God was satisfied with Jesus’ sacrifice. If Jesus had died but not been raised up, He would have been like military leaders who died without a throne. (Acts 5:33-37) But Jesus conquered death, just as He said He would. (John 2:19-21) If there was no resurrection, Paul says, our faith would be worthless. We would be dead in our sins. (1 Cor. 15:17)

      But Jesus’ resurrection gives us hope for our resurrection. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead will raise our bodies to life. (Rom. 8:11)

      As you share with your kids, emphasize the gospel: the good news of who Jesus is and what He has done. We do not worship a dead Saviour. Jesus is alive! There is hope for sinners. Jesus’ resurrection gives believers the promise of new life. “For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive” (1 Cor. 15:22).

      A Short Gospel Summary Video