Earlier today we seen that Jesus was sentenced to death and he was placed upon a cross to die, we left the story just as he was crucified.
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Two thieves were being crucified at the same time as Jesus, one on the right and one on the left. One of the criminals who hung next to Jesus hurled insults at him, “Aren’t you the Christ? Why don’t you save yourself and us, too!!”
But the other thief disagreed with him and said, “Aren’t you afraid of God since you are under the same sentence? We are being punished because we did wrong things.
But this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said to Jesus, “Remember me when you come into your Kingdom.” Jesus told him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in heaven.” This happened about 12noon, and from then until 3pm it was dark because the sun did not shine!
At 3 o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “My God, My God, why have you left me?” Then Jesus cried out in a loud voice again, “It is finished!” And he died.
A Roman centurion, was standing in front of Jesus and heard his cry and saw how he died. He said, “Surely, this man was the Son of God!”
Because the next day was the Sabbath (Saturday, the Jewish Holy Day), the Jews didn’t want the bodies left on the crosses. Later, an important Jewish council member called Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for Jesus’s body. Pilate gave his permission for Joseph to remove his body. He and Nicodemus (another council member) took Jesus’ body and wrapped it in strips of cloth (which was the Jewish burial custom). Near the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden that Joseph owned and in the garden was a tomb that no one else had ever used. They buried Jesus in this tomb.
The Romans put their best guards at the tomb and the Jewish Leaders had a massive stone rolled in front of it to stop Jesus’s followers stealing the body and saying that he had come back to life.
First colouring in, nice and easy you can print this picture off it is part of our off file for Easter to make it easier to print, click the button bellow for the off file.
Our final activity for today is to sit with our family and discuss how the people felt when Jesus died, not only discuss how people felt, we can talk about this week and what we have enjoyed about the story so far.
Now, we know you will want to share your pictures, drawings, crafts and even puzzles with us. If you do please take a photo of them and post them on the Raploch Connected Facebook Group.