This week we pick up just a few days after the triumphal entry when the same crowd that chanted “hosanna” to Jesus now chanted “crucify Him.” Jesus was betrayed by Judas, arrested, condemned, and crucified. After He died, Jesus was placed in a tomb, but on the third day, He rose again conquering death and providing life to those who believe.
READ: Luke 24:5-6 with your kids
MAIN POINT: Jesus died on the cross to save people from sin, and He is alive.
The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus is the center of the gospel. We deserve to die because of our sin, but Jesus died in our place. He was the blood sacrifice made once and for all for the forgiveness of sin. God was pleased with Jesus’ sacrifice and raised Jesus from the dead to reign as King over all creation. We are forgiven only through Jesus. (Acts 4:12)
Help your children understand the gospel. Spend some time explaining our sin and our need for forgiveness that only comes through trusting in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
This week’s North Star catechism question is…
43. What kind of death did Jesus die? Jesus suffered and died on the cross, but, after three days, he rose again!
He is not here; he is risen! Luke 24:6
Next Week: The Promised Land and Jericho (Joshua 2–4; 6)
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