Jesus came to earth on a rescue mission from heaven. And to beat the enemy, he had to die.
In today’s lesson, we’re going to learn what happened after Jesus was arrested. In a previous lesson, we learned that the Jewish people hated Jesus, so they had him arrested, and brought before the Roman governor named Pilate. Even though Pilate didn’t think Jesus deserved to die he gave into the crowds who were demanding it. So, Jesus was put up on a cross like a horrible criminal and left to die. But, here’s the cool part of the story. Jesus knew all of this would happen because he knew that the only way to save us was to die for us. That’s why Jesus really is the first superhero. He came to battle evil, which the Bible calls sin. And, Jesus has all the power in the world because he is God so nothing can ever defeat him, not even death. There is no bad guy that can stop him from completing his mission. Jesus came to rescue us. His death on the cross paid for our sins so that we could have a relationship with God. Jesus gave his life to save us.