2018 Easter Stories

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2018 Easter Storyteller’s Guide

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Jesus Resurrects Lazarus Story (John 11:1-57)

Sketch #1: Empty tomb – This sketch is the story logo. This miracle story is about Jesus resurrecting a dead man out of Sheol.

Sketch #2: Dead Man – This sketch illustrates the first part of the story where Lazarus becomes sick and dies. Jesus waits for him to die, and then He goes to visit his family.

Sketch #3: Resurrection – This sketch illustrates the second part of the story where Jesus talks to Mary and Martha and resurrects Lazarus.

Sketch #4: Cross & Priest – This sketch illustrates the third part of the story where many believed in Jesus. The religious leaders rejected Jesus and planned His crucifixion.

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Jesus Christ Crucified Story (Luke 23:26-43)

Sketch #1: Three crosses – This sketch is the story logo. This sketch illustrates Jesus’ crucifixion taking place between two criminals.

Sketch #2: Hammer & nail – This sketch illustrates the first part of the story where Roman soldiers nailed Jesus of Nazareth to a cross.

Sketch #3: Crown – This sketch illustrates the second part of the story where several people witnessing Jesus’ death mocked him for claiming to be Messiah and King.

Sketch #4: Cloud & man – This sketch illustrates the third part of the story where Jesus prophesies that the repentant criminal will be with him in heaven that same day.

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Jesus Christ Dies Story (Matthew 27:45-56)

Sketch #1: Jesus crying out – This sketch is the story logo. This sketch illustrates Jesus’ final words on the cross that his work was finished; Jesus saved the whole world!

Sketch #2: Cross – This sketch illustrates the first part of the story where Jesus dies on the cross.

Sketch #3: Torn veil – This sketch illustrates how many signs and wonders accompanied Jesus’ death such as an earthquake, the dead raised, and the torn temple veil.

Sketch #4: Roman soldier – This sketch illustrates how Jesus’ family and friends wept at his death, and the pagan Roman soldier believed in Jesus as God’s son.

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Jesus Is Alive Story (John 20:1-18)

Sketch #1: Empty tomb – This sketch is the story logo. This story is about Jesus’ disciples discovering that his burial tomb was empty on the third morning.

Sketch #2: Running man – This sketch illustrates the first part of the story where Mary ran to tell Peter and John about the empty tomb, and they ran to investigate.

Sketch #3: Crying woman – This sketch illustrates Mary staying in the garden confused and crying. Two angels reveal themselves and speak with her.

Sketch #4: Risen Christ – This sketch illustrates Jesus revealing himself to Mary. She is overjoyed and returns to the other disciples testifying about him.

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Sketch Storyteller’s Discipleship (Luke 19:1-10)

Overview: How do we maintain healthy disciples in our families and churches? Yahweh has revealed this simple, reproducing discipleship pattern so that we will know how to be and make disciples of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in every nation. This pattern balances the Great Commands (love God & love everyone) and the Great Commission.

Rest (fire) – When we gather together around Jesus Christ, our greatest need is to rest in our Father’s heart, to sing and pray, to share our struggles and receive healing and encouragement. Entering our Father’s rest together opens the door to receiving truth.

Receive (cloud & rainbow) – Next, we receive the Son: Yahweh’s Word. We discuss the Bible together; receiving the Words of Truth, growing into spiritual maturity, and strengthening our faith for spiritual warfare. Receiving truth leads to releasing gifts.

Release (waves) – When we have practiced our love for God first and then received truth for how to love one another and all nations, we are refreshed and restored for ministry. Now, we discuss our family, friends, neighbors, and the unreached people here and around the world discerning by the Holy Spirit how to release spiritual gifts.

Gathering Guide

rest receive release masterRest (flame) – When we gather, our greatest need is to rest in our Father’s heart. Share a meal, sing and pray, discuss your struggles, receive healing and encouragement. Rest refreshes and opens the door to receiving.

Receive (cloud & rainbow) – Next, we receive the Son: Yahweh’s Word. We discuss the Bible together; growing into spiritual maturity, and strengthening our faith for spiritual warfare. Practice drawing the sketches and telling the story in your words.

Release (waves) – Now, we discuss our family, friends, neighbors, and the unreached here and around the world discerning by the Holy Spirit how to release spiritual gifts. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in next steps of obedience. What is the Holy Spirit saying?

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