In Jesus' trials what was he accused of?
Jesus was arrested, tried and executed by the Roman authorities of the time. During his trial, he was accused of claiming to be the King of the Jews. Jesus was ultimately sentenced to death by crucifixion.
The Trials of Jesus
Crucifixion - The punishment of being nailed or tied to a wooden cross and left to die, which is the method of execution used upon Jesus by the Romans. Atonement - A term used in Christianity to describe how Jesus' death, resurrection, and ascension paid the price of sin and reconciled humans to God.
The trial of Jesus was actually a series of three trials that occurred in three different locations, with the final trial being in front of Pontius Pilate. The First Trial was before Annas, Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin The Second Trial was before Pilate The Third was before Herod Jesus was sentenced to death by Pilate.
Did you know?
John 18:12-24 Luke 23
Why was Jesus put on trial by the Jews?
What role did the religious and political leaders play in the trial of Jesus?
How did Jesus respond to the accusations during his trial?
What can we learn from Jesus's trial about justice and mercy?
Brain break: Draw an alien jumping rope with spaghetti instead of a regular jump rope.
Question: What were the three trials that Jesus faced? Clues: • The trials took place in front of the religious leaders of the time. • Two of the trials were about determining Jesus' authority. • The third trial was about determining Jesus' innocence. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work in pairs to explain the three trials of Jesus. B. Put yourself in the shoes of the religious leaders and explain why they chose to put Jesus on trial.
What charge was brought against Jesus by the Jewish leaders?
- Blasphemy - Speaking bad about God
- Sedition - He was a traitor to Rome.
- Heresy - Teaching False Doctrines
- Perjury - Lying
Who was the Roman governor who presided over the trial of Jesus?
- Pontius Pilate
- Herod Antipas
Which of the disciples betrayed Jesus leading to his arrest and trial?
- Judas Iscariot
- Simon Peter
What did Pilate do when he found out that Jesus was from Galilee?
- Sent him to Herod Antipas for trial.
- Released him immediately.
- Increased his sentence.
- Asked him to perform a miracle.
What crime did Barabbas commit that caused him to be imprisoned with Jesus before his crucifixion?
- Insurrection (rebellion against authority)
- Theft or robbery
Work together in pairs: What is the name of the event that foreshadowed the Crucifixion of Jesus?