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COMPLETE LESSON SET: "I am ... Gate, Bread, Way/Truth/Life, Resurrection" from Jan Napa

Names of Jesus "I AM . .  .  "

Lesson Set

Bible Memory Verse:

“I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me will live a new life.” John 11:25 (paraphrased)

Summary of Lesson Activities:

Art: I am … the Gate/Door. Door hanger art project.

Cooking: I am … the Bread of Life. “Resurrection rolls” and a candle lighting story that tells the story of Holy Week through the Resurrection.

Games: The Way Games #1-try to complete two maze sheets each in only 30 seconds, one is easy, one is impossible.  #2-students blocks 2 volunteers way to opposite wall by holding hands until they hear you SAY: “There just has to be a WAY!”  The Truth Game #3-each child writes a truth and a lie on an index card. Break into two teams and guess which is the truth and which is the lie. The Life Game #4 Walking around with a pebble in their shoe (represents sin) then they fall and yell, "Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” , followed by a  Jesus took our sin object lesson.

Video: I am … the Resurrection. Younger groups: “Beginner Bible Series: The Story of Easter”, Time Life Kids, 1996. Older groups: : “The Visual Bible for Kids: The Story Behind the Cross”, Tommy Nelson, 1999.

Created by First Pres Church, Napa CA as an “Easter” rotation.

See our BREAD, VINE, LIGHT Rotation lesson set posted here in this topic at

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