This is Jesus: King of the Jews

Lauren and Jackson sit under their sun catcher crosses

Lauren and Jackson sit under their sun catcher crosses

Though I’ve read today’s 2 Weeks 2 the Cross Scripture passage many times, it still cuts deep into my heart. Jesus was crucified. He was beaten, tortured, spit upon, nailed to a cross and lifted up to suffer. And, He did it all for me.

Pilate ordered a sign be placed on the cross: This is Jesus, King of the Jews.

Only King Jesus could take our place. Only He was worthy.

Jackson's project

Jackson’s project

Today, we made cross sun catchers. In the midst of a very cloudy afternoon, God allowed the sun to shine brightly through the window as we hung our finished projects. The colors were beautiful, streaming from the cross, just as His love flowed from the wooden one more than 2,000 years ago.

Read about Jesus’ crucifixion in Matthew 27:27-37.

Learn more about 2 Weeks 2 the Cross and explore ways to experience Easter in a meaningful way with your family.

Jesus died for me (Day 13 of 2 Weeks 2 the Cross)

Papa and Jackson build his ABC book.

Papa and Jackson build his ABC book.

Why did Jesus die?

Why did He willingly suffer and die on the cross?

John 3:16 gives us the answer.

Day 13 Connection Icon: ABC

Day 13 Connection Icon: ABC

God loved us. He loved us so much He could not leave us on our own in our sin. So He gave His One and Only Son to us. Jesus came to Earth to be the perfect sacrifice to pay for our sin. Jesus died for me.

When we believe that, when we believe in Him, God saves us and gives us everlasting life with Him in Heaven.

To help us better understand the salvation Jesus gives us, we made ABC pop-up books. Each page shares the story of how we can be made right with God. Learn more about beginning a personal relationship with God.

Then, together as a family, we thanked God that Jesus died for each of us.

Learn more about our 2 Weeks 2 the Cross journey, and join us as we turn our hearts to Jesus this Easter!

ABCs of salvation