Animated Video of Jesus Crucifixion

The Jesus Film Project has released a short animated film titled “My Last Day.” It’s the story of Christ’s crucifixion through the eyes of one of the criminals who died beside him on that day.

I wouldn’t show this to younger children. It reminds me of a miniature cartoon “Passion of the Christ.” You might use this to get the attention of mature preteens or older students. It’s definitely a powerful presentation.  Click here to let me know what you think. We’ve also posted some Easter Story videos for younger kids.

This video is clearly inspired by the passage in Luke 23:32-43 where one of the criminals believes in Jesus while they die together on their crosses.

Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed….But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.