The children will express their appreciation for Jesus' promise of eternal life if his teachings and example are followed.
The Raising of Lazarus
When Jesus heard that his friend Lazarus had died, he traveled to Bethany, the home of Lazarus. Martha, the sister of Lazarus, greeted Jesus. She said she was sorry Jesus had not come sooner, but she believed that Lazarus would be raised on the last day and live forever with God. Jesus told Martha that he himself was the resurrection and the life and that those who believed in him would live forever. Then he called out to Lazarus, who walked out of the tomb, alive.
[adapted from John 11:1-44].