Additional questions for comprehension & imagination amongst kids:
* For more general ideas on how to include kids see HOME RESOURCE IDEAS FOR KIDS
What happened after Jesus suffered on the cross? What does this tell us about God? (He appeared to them many times, proving His resurrection. Death cannot defeat God! Jesus is Alive!)
Jesus met with His disciples many times after He was resurrected. What did He do with them during these meetings? (taught them truths about God’s Kingdom realm, shared meals with them)
Why would Jesus do these things with them?
What instructions did Jesus give His disciples?
What would it feel like to see someone resurrected from the dead? What would that stir inside of you?
What do you imagine Jesus’ meetings with his disciples and those meals felt like? What is your favorite part about eating a meal with others?
What kingdom are the people concerned about being restored? (Theirs: 6 Every time they were gathered together, they asked Jesus, “Lord, is it the time now for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?”)
How does Jesus respond to their question? What does He promise them? What seems most important to Jesus?
Who is the Holy Spirit? What do you know about the Holy Spirit?
Jesus says his disciples will be His “messengers” to the world. What message are they giving the world?
Has anyone ever promised you something? What did it feel like to wait for that promise? What did it feel like when you finally got it?
Have you ever given someone a message? How can you be a messenger for Jesus? Who do you want to tell Jesus’ message to?
*This was framed off The Passion translation of this scripture passage:
Acts 1:1-8 The Passion Translation (TPT)
1 To Theophilus, the lover of God.
I write to you again, my dear friend, to give you further details about the life of our Lord Jesus and all the things that he did and taught.
2 Just before he ascended into heaven, he left instructions for the apostles he had chosen by the Holy Spirit. 3 After the sufferings of his cross, Jesus appeared alive many times to these same apostles over a forty-day period. Jesus proved to them with many convincing signs that he had been resurrected.
During these encounters, he taught them the truths of God’s kingdom realm 4 and shared meals with them.
Jesus instructed them, “Don’t leave Jerusalem, but wait here until you receive the gift I told you about, the gift the Father has promised. 5 For John baptized you in water, but in a few days from now you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit!”
6 Every time they were gathered together, they asked Jesus, “Lord, is it the time now for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?”
7 He answered, “The Father is the one who sets the fixed dates and the times of their fulfillment. You are not permitted to know the timing of all that he has prepared by his own authority. 8 But I promise you this—the Holy Spirit will come upon you and you will be filled with power. And you will be my messengers to Jerusalem, throughout Judea, the distant provinces—even to the remotest places on earth!”