When Mary was told by the
angel Gabriel that she was
going to have a baby and that
she was to call him Jesus
The birth of Jesus
Mary and Joseph had to return to Bethlehem to
register for a new tax. (Joseph was born in
The only accommodation they could find was an
empty stable where Mary gave birth to Jesus.
That night they were visited by 3 wise men who
brought with them gifts of gold, frankincense and
The boy jesus
(Lost in the temple)
(Lost in the temple)
Jesus grew up in Nazareth and when he was 12 years
old, he travelled to Jerusalem with Mary and Joseph
to celebrate the Passover festival.
When the festival was over, Mary and Joseph set off
back home but Jesus remained at the Temple without
his parents knowing. When they realised that Jesus
wasn’t with them, they became very worried and
started searching for him.They finally found him in
the Temple talking with the priests.
The baptism of jesus
When Jesus was 30 years old he went looking for his
cousin John and asked him to baptise him. John didn’t
feel that he was worthy enough to baptise Jesus but
he did it anyway.
Jesus was baptised by John in the river Jordan
Gathering of the disciples
Not long after Jesus’ baptism, he choose 12 disciples
to help him tell people about God.
Their names were Andrew, Peter, James, John, Philip,
Matthew,Thomas, Bartholomew, another James, Judas,
Simon and Judas Iscariot.
Throughout his life, Jesus performed many miracles
such as healing the sick, raising the dead, calming the
Jesus’ first miracle was at a wedding in Cana where
he turned water into wine
The sermon on the mount
There is when Jesus taught people how to
pray to God and he taught them the Our
Jesus would often tell stories so that his listeners
could understand more easily what he was trying to
teach them.These stories are called Parables.
Jesus used Parables to challenge the thinking and
behaviour of his audience. He used everyday
experiences (such as farming, parties etc) to make
sure his audience understood what he was saying.
Most parables are associated with telling us about the
Kingdom of God.
Jesus and his disciples travelled to Jerusalem to celebrate the
feast of Passover. He rode into the city on a donkey and large
crowds gathered to see him. They threw their clothes down in
front of him and cut down palm leaves to lay in his path.
(Today we remember this event when we celebrate Palm
When Jesus arrived at the Temple he became very angry as
instead of it being a place of prayer, people were using it as a
place to make money by selling things. Jesus was so upset that
he overturned tables and shouted at everybody. The Temple
leaders were shocked at Jesus’s behaviour and they feared that
he was becoming too powerful. They wanted to get rid of him.
The last supper
Jesus and his 12 disciples got together to celebrate the
feast of the Passover. During this meal Jesus did a strange
thing: he knelt down and washed the feet of each of his
Also during this meal, Jesus let his disciples know that one
of them would betray him.
During this meal, Jesus broke up the bread and passed it to
each of his disciples. He also passed around the wine and
asked everyone to remember him each time they do this.
(We remember this event each time we celebrate the
betrayal by judas
One of Jesus’s disciples called Judas Iscariot
believed that Jesus was not who he said he
was and these thoughts made him do
He went to the Temple priests as he knew
that they weren’t pleased with Jesus and
wanted to be rid of him. Judas told them
where to find Jesus and received 30 pieces of
silver for this information.
Garden of Gethsemane
Jesus was praying at the Garden of Gethsemane along
with his disciples when the Temple priests together
with the Temple guards came and arrested him.
The disciples were so frightened that they ran. It was
during this night that Peter was asked three times if
he was a friend of Jesus. Peter denied knowing him
each time he was asked.
Jesus is put on trial by
The priests of the Temple had decided that Jesus must
die, but they were not allowed to put anyone to
death. So they had Jesus dragged in front of the
Roman governor, Pontius Pilate.
Pilate believed that Jesus was innocent; however, the
crowd wanted him crucified. As a result, Barabbas
was set free and Jesus was sentenced to death by
Carrying the cross
Jesus was handed over to some Roman
soldiers who beat and whipped him until he
was very weak. They also mocked him by
placing a crown of thorns on his head and
placing a purple shawl on his shoulders.
After a while, Jesus was unable to carry the
cross as he didn’t have the strength to carry it.
So the soldiers asked a man in the crowd,
Simon, to carry it for him.
Carrying the cross
Finally, they reached the place where Jesus was
to be crucified. It lay just outside the city and
was called Golgotha.
(We remember Jesus carrying the cross each
year with the event called ‘Stations of the
Once at Golgotha, Jesus’s clothes were
ripped from him and he was laid on the
cross while it was still on the ground. They
nailed his hands and feet to the cross, and
put a sign on it which said: ‘Jesus of
Nazareth. King of The Jews.’
The cross was set in the ground between 2
After Jesus’s body was taken down from the cross, it
was wrapped in a sheet and taken to a cave which
would serve as his tomb.
3 days later when Mary Magdalene went to the cave
she discovered that the rock had been rolled away
from the entrance and that Jesus’s body was gone.
She was so puzzled and upset that she started to cry.
Mary turned and was astonished to see Jesus standing
by her side. He told her not to cry and to tell the
others that she had seen and spoken with him.
Jesus’ final act on earth was his ascension into heaven
in the presence of his disciples 40 days after his
Resurrection at the Mount of Olives, outside of
Earlier Jesus had told his disciples that after he
ascended into heaven, the Holy Spirit would come
down upon them with power. (Pentecost)