The Death of Jesus
The soldiers took Jesus away to a hill called Golgotha or Calvary.
There they crucified him and put him to death on a wooden cross.
But even while he was on the cross, he forgave those who were
crucifying him. He said, "Father, forgive them. They don't know what
they are doing."
It was during this time that some people came to know that he was the
Son of God. One of these was a thief who was being crucified on a cross
next to Jesus. Another who believed was a Roman soldier who was
watching. There was a great earthquake. When the soldier heard the
earthquake and saw the things that were happening, he became afraid and
said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"
When Jesus died, the thick curtain in the Temple was torn apart. It
ripped from the top to the bottom. This curtain had separated two
rooms. In one room only the high priest could go, and in the other
room, others could go. When Jesus died, he made it possible for all
people to go to God and worship him without anyone else in between.
Jesus is now our high priest.