THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 98th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: CALLED TO PROCLAIM THE RESURRECTION
Adult/Young Adult Topic: GO AND TELL
Printed Text: Matthew 28:1-15
KEY VERSE: Matthew 26:10 (NIV)
Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, there they will see me.”
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 98th Edition, 2018-2019
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
Many people live with despair and hopelessness. What is the source of genuine hope, and who can offer that hope? Jesus called and continues to call disciples to share and celebrate the Good News of His resurrection and the hope it offers to the world.
God has provided a way out of death into life, by raising His Son from death to life. The Resurrection is essentially a part of God’s plan for the redemption of humankind. Our task is to take this joyful news of what God has done for us in Christ Jesus and tell it to the entire world. We are indeed to be the bearers of great hope and great joy that come in knowing who Jesus is for us in our day and time. The angel’s commission to the women to “go and tell” still applies in our day. Joyful Christians are commissioned to tell one another of the Resurrection every day. Every week in worship we tell each other the Resurrection story when we sing and confess our faith together.
Eternal God, our Father, on this glorious Resurrection Day we give you thanks for Jesus Christ, our example and perfect sacrifice. We thank you for the day, the very hour, He spoke peace to our souls and our redemption was made complete. Give us the strength and courage to tell this Good News to any and all we meet. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen