|Jesus made a promise
Matthew 28: 1-10 & 16 – 20
After Jesus died and was placed in a tomb, a stone was rolled in front of the tomb to seal it. His friends Mary Magdalene and another woman named Mary went to visit the place where Jesus’ body had been taken. (Move feet as if walking slowly; make a sad face, too.)
There was an earthquake and an angel of the Lord came down from heaven. (Shake in your seat for earthquake.) The angel, who was dressed in white, rolled back the stone that had been placed in front of the tomb and sat on it.
(Speak in excited voice.) The angel told them Jesus is alive! Jesus was going to Galilee to see His disciples (helpers). This was wonderful news. The women were so happy. They hurried to find Jesus’ disciples to tell them the good news. (Smile; move feet as if walking quickly.)
Then Jesus met the women and said, “Good morning! Go tell My disciples to leave for Galilee. They will see Me there.” The women looked for the disciples and told them the news. (Put hand over eyes as if searching.)
When the disciples heard the women’s message, they traveled to the mountain in Galilee where Jesus told them to go. When the disciples saw Jesus, they worshiped Him. (Kneel or bow head as if praying.)
Then Jesus spoke to the men. He said, “Go and tell everyone about me. Teach people to do everything I have told you.” Jesus told the disciples that they should tell people everywhere that Jesus is alive. (Spread arms apart, showing ‘everywhere’.) “And remember, I am with you always,” Jesus said. (Place both hands on chest.)