came back from the grave* and spent 40 days with his beloved disciples*.
He taught his dear students many things and told them that he would visit
said, "Soon, you will be baptized* with the Holy Spirit and receive the power of God.
You will tell my story to the people in Jerusalem and to people all over
his disciples*. Then as they look at him Jesus became
surrounded by bright light. He was taken into the heavens,
and he disappeared.
men appeared and told the disciples that Jesus was in heaven, but that one
day he would return to them the same way he left.
Jesus says Good-bye!
Adapted from Acts
(for children under 4 years)
Jesus said to his friends one day,
"Very soon I must go away,
Don't be sad because
I will come back again!
Jesus told his friends:
"Tell my story everywhere."
And then as his beloved friends
were standing there
Jesus went up, up, up
Into the sky!
Christ's rising to heaven: according to Christianity, the
rising of Jesus Christ from earth to heaven after the Resurrection
Ascension Day: celebration of Jesus Christ's
ascent: the Thursday, forty days after Easter, when
Christians celebrate the rising of Jesus Christ from earth to heaven after
baptism: rite of
purification: a religious ceremony in which somebody is
sprinkled with or immersed in water to symbolize purification. In
Christian baptisms, the person is often named and accepted into the
disciples: follower of person or idea:
somebody who strongly believes in the teachings of a leader, a philosophy,
or a religion, and tries to act according to them. original
follower of Jesus Christ: one of the 12 original
followers of Jesus Christ, according to the Bible
grave: burial place
of dead body: a hole dug in the ground for a dead
person's body, or the place where a dead person's body is buried