We can't believe that we are almost done with our Mystery Manor series! At our campuses this week, we learned about the Resurrection, and how Jesus is alive right now! We answered the question: "Where is Jesus Now?" by joining Parker and Stevie to solve clues! 

Need To Know: "Jesus Is Alive Right Now!" 

Christ Connection: After Jesus died, he was raised from the dead. He got his group of disciples together and gave them a mission -- tell everyone you know about the good news! After he gave that big mission for his disciples and us, Jesus went back to heaven to be with His Father. Jesus was sent on the earth to reconcile us to our Father by living, dying on the cross, and rising again so that we don't have punishment for our sin. 

Bible Story, Jesus Dies and Lives Again

Jesus let angry people take Him away. He listened while they told lies about Him. He let them hurt Him. 

Then Jesus let them kill Him on a cross. Jesus' friends were very sad and scared. 

Jesus' friends put His body into a tomb. A tomb is like a little cave in a hill. Soldiers rolled a HUGE stone over the door. The men who killed Jesus wanted to make sure that no one could get into His tomb!

But three days later, Mary came to the tomb. That HUGE stone had been moved! So she looked inside the tomb. There were two ANGELS in the tomb! One angel asked, "Why are you crying?" 

Mary said, "I don't know where Jesus is!" The angel said, "He is not here. He has risen, just as He said!" 

Mary turned and left the tomb. Oops! She almost bumped into someone. "Mary!" a voice said. Mary knew that voice. It was Jesus' voice! Jesus was ALIVE! He was standing right there in front of her! 

Jesus told Mary, "Go and tell the others." Mary was GLAD. She ran to tell Jesus' other friends! "Jesus is ALIVE!" she said. "I SAW Him!" Some of Jesus' friends didn't believe her at first. But they ran to the tomb. It was empty! Soon, they saw Jesus, too. Then they knew: Jesus is ALIVE!

God's Story For Me Bible, Gospel Light, p.425-430

We hope you will join us for our last week of our Mystery Manor series! We can't wait to see you at either 9:30am or 11am at Tharpe or Leon! See you then! Have a great week!