The badest of bad ones got inside of one of Jesus followers and he went and told the leaders how to trap Jesus. They paid him money. When the party day was there Jesus was eating in a man’s house with his closest followers and said, I wanted a whole lot to eat this with you before I have to take all the spanking for you.
He took the bread and told them, Next time I eat this food with you it will be in the kingdom of God. Then He took the bread and thanked the Father in heaven for it and broke it and gave it to them and said, This is My body that is given to save you. Do this to remember Me. Then after they ate their supper Jesus took the cup of wine and thanked the heavenly Father and said, This is the new way of My blood that is given for you.
Then Jesus told Peter, The bad one wants to test you to see if he can find bad stuff. After you finish, make your brothers strong. Jesus asked them, When I sent you out to teach and heal people, did you have everything you needed? They said, Yes. Jesus told them, Now when you go you will need to take money and the things you need because I won’t be here.
The leaders came with soldiers to take him away. One of the followers came up and kissed Jesus to show the soldiers which one to arrest. Jesus asked him, Do you give me away to them with a kiss? Jesus asked the ones who came to get him, Did you come to get me like a robber or killer with swords and clubs? I was with you in the temple every day teaching and healing people.
The big crowd of people got up and took Jesus to the Roman ruler of the land and said, We found this man trying to be king, saying that He is the king. The leaders told the Roman ruler lots of lies about Jesus but the man saw it was not true and didn’t want to kill Jesus but the people kept pressing and pressing him to do it. They took Jesus to the higher ruler and he just wanted to see Jesus do some fun miracle.
The ladies were real scared and bowed down their faces to the ground. The men said, Why are looking for the living One where the dead ones are? He is not here, He was raised up from being dead. Remember how He told you that when He was still in Galilee when He said, The Son of man will be given over to the hands of men who do bad stuff and will be hanged on a cross and then raised up the third day?
They remembered the words and left the grave and went and told the other followers of Jesus. But the followers there thought they were just telling them a silly story, and they didn’t believe it. Then Peter got up and went to the grave. He went inside the tomb and saw the clothes Jesus had been wearing, lying there on the stone. But Jesus wasn’t inside the clothes. So Peter went away thinking amazing things in his mind about the wonderful thing that had happened.
They said, Don’t you know what just happened here? Jesus said, What happened? They told Him, Jesus was here, a mighty one who told the people words from God and did lots of good things, healing lots of people from all kinds of sickness and throwing demons out of people and even raising up ones who had been dead.
The leaders took him and killed him. We were hoping He was the one who would save Israel. But now it is three days since this happened and some ladies came and amazed us by saying that they went to the grave and Jesus wasn’t there and they saw angels there that said Jesus was alive again from being dead.
Jesus said, How silly you are to take so long to believe what God has told you. Didn’t the promised One need to suffer those things that were told and then go into His first shiny brightness? And Jesus started at the first of the special writings from God and told them all the things they said about Himself all the way from the start when God made everything.
They still didn’t know it was Jesus that was talking to them, but they asked him to come stay and eat with them, so He went home with them for supper. When they sat down to eat, Jesus took the bread and thanked the Father for it and broke it and gave it to the two. Right then they saw who Jesus really was and He disappeared from them.
As they were telling what Jesus said, Jesus came and stood right in the middle of them and said, Peace, Victory over everything is given to you. They were really scared when they saw Him. And thought He was a ghost. He said, Why are you upset? Come here. Look at My hands and My feet. It’s Me. Touch me, I’m real.
Then He said, This is what I told you about when I was still with you. I told you how everything that was told about Me in the special writings from God had to happen like it was told. Then Jesus made their minds understand it all. It had to happen that the promised one suffer the spanking for everyone forever, and die to conquer death, and then come back on the third day. And so a free ticket into heaven is given to everyone who wants it, and will be told all around the world.