Get Ready For Easter - Lesson Four

Jesus Dies on the Cross

Series Verse

He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said.  Matthew 28:6 NASB                    

The Point of the Lesson: 

Each child will hear about Jesus as He was led away to be crucified. They will see that He went through great pain and suffering in order to pay the price for our sins. They will understand that through belief in Jesus, the gift of salvation is made available to all who believe.

The Power of God’s Word: 

God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. Anyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.

 John 3:16  NIRV

The Prayer of Each Child: 

Dear Jesus, I am so glad that You died on the cross for me. Your suffering paid for all of the bad things that I have done. I believe that You are God’s Son and I will be able to live with You forever in heaven. Thank you for loving me.  Amen.

The Lesson in a Word:


The Story

Only a few days earlier, people had been cheering and praising Jesus as King. But now they wanted Him to be punished. After Jesus’ trial, the soldiers took Him and treated Him badly. They whipped Him and put a crown of thorns on His head, and made fun of Him being a King. The soldiers made Him carry a large wooden cross as the angry crowd jeered. It was very heavy.  When Jesus fell, a man named Simon picked up the cross and carried it for Him the rest of the way. Jesus was put on the cross on a hill named Golgotha. There were two thieves who were being punished also. One of the thieves believed in Jesus. The thief asked Jesus to remember him. Jesus promised the man that He would see him in heaven. A great darkness covered the whole sky. As Jesus breathed His last breath, the earth shook and the rocks split open. 

(Source: Matthew 27:26-50)