In today’s lesson, we’re going to learn about a sad story involving Jesus. When Jesus came, some people didn’t like him or what he taught The religious people thought that they had it all figured out and that the Jewish law was all they needed to have a relationship with God. But, Jesus came to say that the only way to have a relationship with God was through him. He was the Messiah who had come to save the world. This made the religious leaders angry and they wanted to get rid of him. So, they had him arrested and brought before Pilate, the Roman governor. They wanted him to be sentenced to death. Pilate wasn’t Jewish so he didn’t understand the problem and he definitely didn’t think Jesus had committed a crime. But, the people insisted and eventually Pilate agreed to have Jesus killed. This is a sad story but this isn’t the end of the story. God had this whole thing planned all along. Jesus came to earth knowing that he would die for us. And, because Jesus was willing to go through all of that, we are saved!