The Burial of Jesus Christ

Joseph, who was a follower of Jesus, got permission from Pilate to take Jesus’s body away for burial. The man who earlier had visited Jesus at night was called Nicodemus who brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes to Joseph. Nicodemus, was asked by Joseph to help prepare Jesus’s body. 

They wrapped his body in fine strips of linen and special spices. There was a garden, and in the garden was a tomb, dug out in the mountain, which no one had ever been laid in. They placed Jesus’s body in this tomb. As the stone was rolled across the entrance of the tomb to seal it, Mary Magdalene and some other women were standing close by watching. The feeling of sadness was very present that day.

The following day was a Jewish Sabbath day and the Jews asked Pilate for men to guard the tomb. The reason why they did this was because they remembered what Jesus had said, about rising from the dead on the third day.  Some women and Mary Magdeline returned to the tomb on the Sunday at sunrise. When they reached the tomb, they found that the huge stone covering the entrance was rolled back and the guards had disappeared. Inside the tomb, the women and Mary Magdeline found an angel of the Lord.

The angel spoke to them saying ”Do not be afraid” Jesus is not here. He is risen from the dead. Look, this is where his body was. The angel said, Go and tell the disciples the good news. You will see him soon in Galilee, just as He promised.” The women ran to the disciples to tell them what had happened.

Peter and John ran to the tomb and saw for themselves that the tomb was empty, all that was there were the burial clothes. Peter and John believed what had been said to them and hurried away, and Mary Magdeline was left weeping at the entrance of the tomb. “Why are you crying? A voice asked her. Mary Magdeline thought it must be the Gardner. She said “Sir, if you’ve taken my Lord, please tell me where I can find Him, and I will go and take care of Him.”  "Mary Magdeline! It is I", Jesus said. She was overjoyed. Jesus told her to go and tell all the disciples and family that she had seen Him.

Q & A

Q.  What was the name of the person who asked Pilate for Jesus's body?

A.  Joseph.

Q. What did Magdalene find in the tomb?.

A. An Angel.

Q.  When Mary Magdalene was in the garden, she thought she saw a gardner, who was this man?

A.  It was Jesus.

Meaning of the following words.

Tomb - A grave site where a person gets burried.

Burial clothes. - bandages wrapped around Jesus.

Weeping - crying.

The Moral of the Story for the Burial of Jesus

When you read your bible, you will quickly discover that God loves Israel and His people. God had a bigger plan, He wanted all mankind to take part in His plan.

Jesus is the way, he died so that you and I can enter the kingdom of heaven through Jesus Christ our savior. The word speaks of Gentiles, which means every culture and nation has a chance to enter the kingdom of heaven by repenting from our sins and receiving Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior.

As we read the word of God and grow in Him, you will find that Jesus Christ was a loving and caring man. This is how God wants us to be, to take on the image of Jesus Christ to walk the walk and to talk the talk. To spread the word around the world so that all can receive eternal life and love like Jesus did. Nothing is impossible with God.


With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in. Below you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more. Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes. The wording and any images on this website are not to be sold or reproduced in any publications online or offline. I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day. Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.  How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture1) On adobe reader, select sign  2) Select add text. 3) Type in verse or wording. 4) Select file and save as.

You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open this pdf image.  You can download Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).

If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on the link (not all browsers have this feature). However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.

Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open it.

In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option from the e-book menu.

The Verses of the Day.

Mark 16:2

Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb.

Mark 16:3

And they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

John 19:41 

At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. 

If you would like to do research, you will find it in Matthew 27-28; Mark 15-16; Luke 23-24 and John 19-20.

Right-click to download verse picture .

Pictures at Burial site.

Where Jesus was burried

Coloring pictures for the Burial of Jesus.

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Right-click to download Jesus’s body picture.
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Right-click to download Mary’s picture at tomb with Jesus .
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Right-click to download stone picture at tomb .
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Right-click to download angle at burial site picture.

 Burial of Jesus Christ Craft

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Right-click to download craft picture of burial .
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Right-click to download craft colored picture.

Material needed.

Scissors, colored markers, colored wax crayons, butterfly clip, box cardboard, sasartie stick and pritt glue.

See the Craft on the Burial of Jesus Christ as per movie below.

Other pages in conection with the Birth, death and Resurrection of Jesus

The birth of Jesus.

In the garden of Gethsemene.

The Last Supper.

The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Jesus ascends to heaven and left the Holy Spirit behind.

About Our Lessons

Dear Sunday school partners, all around the world. Please refer to your Bible and compare to see if you agree with our children Sunday school lessons. 

The stories are not word for word out of the Bible, they are created from my own thoughts. I am only human, so please check the stories out first before using them. 

These stories are based on easy words for children to understand, and my own thoughts. You are welcome to use your Bible to add or take away. At the bottom, there is space for you to give input and comments on the subjects. You are all welcome. We are there to make a difference in a child’s life so please come and let us work together for God’s kingdom.

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