Use this Easter object lesson, to talk about death and the resurrection in simple terms.
- Put on the glove.
- Demonstrate the incredible things that can be done by a “glove”. It can pick something up. It can squeeze a toy. It can scratch your head. Make a fist. Point a finger at someone. Wave a finger in warning. Cover your mouth. squeeze your nose. Tap on a desk. And do so many other things. Make sure that you explain through out that the “glove” is an incredible creation.
- Take your hand out of the glove and then ask it to do the same things you just demonstrated. Look a little puzzled and confused when nothing happens. What’s the problem?
The reality is, it is not the “glove” that does these things, but the hand inside. The glove is only a container for the hand. Without the hand the glove is lifeless. God created us also with two parts. There is a body and a spirit. The body is just the container. Your body has to have a spirit inside, or it wouldn’t be alive and able to interact with the physical world around us. When we die, the the spirit leaves the body and the body becomes lifeless. The person that was inside the body still exists, but they are now someplace else. But for Christians, God can put the body and the spirit back together again. That’s exactly what happened on Easter morning. Christ’s spirit was back in his body again. The most exciting thing is that God wants to do the same thing for us. When someone dies their body and the spirit are separated for a time. But some day God will raise us back up in a new body.
Just as Christ raised Christ from the dead and placed him in a resurrected body, God will one day raise us from the dead into a resurrected body to be with him forever.
Use two different gloves… an old, dirty, worn one and a nice new one. Replace the old glove with the new one explaining that in the resurrection we will have a new resurrected body that will last forever!
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