Today you will be with me in paradise

Jackson and three crosses

Jackson and three crosses

While Jesus suffered, criminals were crucified on either side of His cross. One mocked and insulted Jesus, but the other was riddled with guilt and knew the One with the crown of thorns could give him the freedom he desperately needed.

In the midst of terrible pain, Jesus listened to this criminal’s plea for forgiveness and eternal life. He promised His presence right then, and on into paradise. While paying for all the sins of the world, Jesus was also redeeming the man dying next to him.

We made three cross circle crafts today, to remember that just as Jesus forgave the criminal on the cross, He also forgives us.

Read more about Jesus and the criminal’s conversation in Luke 23:39-43.

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