Today’s story is the most important story in the Bible. In fact, it’s the most important story in the world. Can you guess what story it is? (Children respond.) Today’s story is about the time when Jesus died.
Jesus paid the price for our sins by dying on a cross. Jesus suffered a great deal before and during the time he was on the cross. But he did it willingly, because he loves us and knew we need him to be our Savior. Let’s read about what happened. (Read Mark 15:16–20 aloud.)
What a terrible thing! Jesus was mocked and forced to wear a crown of thorns. Even though Jesus had done nothing wrong, he suffered a terrible punishment—our punishment for the wrong things we do. Let’s read more about what happened. (Read Matthew 27:45–46,50–51 aloud.)
Jesus felt completely alone and abandoned on the cross. When he finally died, Earth felt it. It shook and rocks split apart, but that’s not the end of the story! Three days after Jesus died, he rose from the tomb!
Death could not stop Jesus or his love. Jesus is alive! And everyone who accepts Jesus’ forgiveness for their sin knows that Jesus’ love changes us!
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