Years and years ago, God sent his son, Jesus, to live on earth. He did this so we could learn of all the love God has for us. Jesus was born to Joseph and Mary in a stable in Bethlehem. He was born their because there was no room in any of the inns. His birth is celebrated on Christmas Day.
Jesus grew up in a place called Nazareth. His father, Joseph, was a carpenter. Jesus learned to be a carpenter also. Jesus spent a lot of time talking to teachers in the church. He learned about his Heavenly Father’s plans for his life here on earth. Even at a young age he was able to tell so many great stories about God.
When Jesus became a man he knew it was time for him to travel and tell the people all about God. He told all people, from small children to grown ups. He always told them how much love God had for them. He healed the sick and shared god’s word with all who would listen. But, there was some people who did not like for Jesus to spread God’s word.
They wanted to make the people do only what they wanted. They didn’t want Jesus to be called “King” or “the Messiah” as he was being referred to. Jesus knew there were some people that did not like him and wanted to hurt him. Jesus was in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Passover with his closest followere, his disciples. He served them bread and wine, and said to them, ‘this do in remembrance of me.”
Jesus knew he would soon die. Jesus knew this because God had told him that he would be betrayed. This meal, with his disciples, is know as the The Last Supper. Christians remember Jesus by sharing bread and wine together. After the last supper, Jesus when to a place to pray.
This place is called Gethsemane. While there, Judas, one of his disciples betrayed him. He brought soldiers to arrest Jesus. Judas did this in exchange for a bag of coins. Jesus was taken to prison and was sentenced to be killed. Jesus was beaten along with two thieves that day. They put a crown of thorn on his head and called him names.…