Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lesson 40: Jesus Died and Rose Again

Objects: towel, bread and cup, coins, flowers, sword, thorn, nail and cross, tomb with gauze

Something very sad happened to Jesus. Some people didn't like Jesus. They wanted to kill Him. Jesus knew something very bad was about to happen.

Jesus had a special supper with his friends, the disciples. He took a towel and knelt down and washed their dirty feet. He did this to show them how to treat people. Jesus loved people so much. He wanted to show his disciples how to love people like he did.

After dinner, Jesus told his friends to think of him when they ate bread and drank wine together. He told them that he was going to die. The bread was to help them remember his body, and the wine was to help them remember his blood. 

 During supper, one of his disciples left. His name was Judas. He left to tell the bad men where to find Jesus. The bad men paid Judas 30 pieces of silver.

 After supper, Jesus went to a garden to talk to God. He asked his friends to talk to God too but they fell asleep.

While Jesus was in the garden, the bad men came to take Jesus away. They had swords.

The bad people beat Jesus up and made him wear a crown with thorns.

They nailed his hands and feet to a cross and he died.

After he died, they wrapped him in a special cloth. They put him in a cave and rolled a stone in front of it.

Then something wonderful happened! Jesus was alive! He spent more time with his friends and then went to heaven to be with God. He is still in heaven with God now. He still loves us, and he wants us to live in heaven with him. Everybody who believes in Jesus will live in heaven with him.

Craft ideas:
Empty Tomb Craft
Cross Craft
Lots of Coloring Pages

The words of this story were copied from some preschool Bible flashcards that belong to my mom (copyright by CRC Publications 1988...this is the only info I have on the cards. I'm not sure where they originally came from). I am posting this for Sunday School and homeschooling purposes only and I do not claim myself as the author of these stories.

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