Bundle of 10 - Religion - People, Theories & Events of The Crucifixion

Bundle of 10 - Religion - People, Theories & Events of The Crucifixion
Bundle of 10 - Religion - People, Theories & Events of The Crucifixion
Bundle of 10 - Religion - People, Theories & Events of The Crucifixion
Bundle of 10 - Religion - People, Theories & Events of The Crucifixion
Bundle of 10 - Religion - People, Theories & Events of The Crucifixion
Bundle of 10 - Religion - People, Theories & Events of The Crucifixion
Bundle of 10 - Religion - People, Theories & Events of The Crucifixion
Bundle of 10 - Religion - People, Theories & Events of The Crucifixion
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This is a bundle of 10 highly animated, power point presentations on Religion – People and Events of the Easter Story. The total number of slides is 214. Each power point presentation is highly editable, so you can change them or reorder the slides to fit your individual needs.

Power point presentation #1 is entitled Religion - The Easter Story – Barabbas and contains 15 slides.

Barabbas was known only as a common criminal before his life intersected with Jesus. All 4 gospels mention him in the context of the trial of Jesus: (Matthew 27:15–26; Mark 15:6–15; Luke 23:18–24; and John 18:40).

During the trial of Jesus, Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor had already declared Jesus innocent of anything worthy of death (Luke 23:15). He knew that Jesus was being railroaded and it was “out of self-interest that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him” (Mark 15:10), so he looked for a way to release Jesus and keep the peace. Pilate offered the mob a choice: the release of Jesus or the release of Barabbas, a well-known criminal who had been imprisoned “for an insurrection in the city, and for murder” (Luke 23:19).

In books and movies, Barabbas is usually depicted as an evil criminal. But he may have been a freedom fighter in the Jewish resistance to the Romans. Evidence for this can be found in Mark 15:7, which says that he was in prison because he had taken part in a recent uprising. If he was a rebel leader, this would explain why the crowd shouted for his release, because any leader in the fight against the hated Romans would be very popular with the common people.

What happened to Barabbas after his release? The Bible gives no clue, and secular history does not help. Did he go back to his life of crime? Was he grateful? Did he eventually become a Christian? Was he affected at all by the prisoner exchange? No one knows. Other ancient sources do preserve some traditions about him. According to one tradition, on the day he was released he went to Golgotha and watched Jesus die on the cross. Some sources also say that he was later killed while taking part in another revolt against the Romans.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Background
Who Was Barabbas?
The Passover Custom
Pilate Releases Barabbas
Jesus Was Also Popular
Why Choose Barabbas?
Jesus’ Death Determined
The “Mystery of Barabbas”
Both Rebel Leaders?
Jesus, A Common Name
What Happened to Barabbas?
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #2 is entitled Religion - The Easter Story - Caiaphas - Jewish High Priest and contains 15 slides.

Joseph Caiaphas an important official in the city of Jerusalem, is mentioned 9 times by name in the New Testament. Caiaphas, was high priest of the temple in Jerusalem from 18 to 37 AD, and played a key role in the trial and execution of Jesus Christ. It was Caiaphas who pushed hardest for Jesus execution when he accused Jesus of blasphemy, a crime punishable by death under Jewish law.

But the Sanhedrin, or high council, of which Caiaphas was president, did not have the authority to execute people. So, Caiaphas turned to the Roman governor Pontius Pilate, who could carry out a death sentence. Caiaphas tried to convince Pilate that Jesus was a threat to Roman stability and had to die to prevent a rebellion.

Caiaphas was a vicious enemy of Jesus. Following the resurrection of Lazarus, as some of the Jewish leaders began to sense the impact of Christ’s miracles, a council was convened. The fear was expressed that if Jesus was simply ignored the whole populous might be swept away with this mania, and that could bring the Romans down upon them (John 11:47, 48).

It was Caiaphas who suggested that there was a solution —put this man to death (John 11:49-53). As high priest, Caiaphas was chairman of the high court (Sanhedrin). After the Temple guard had arrested Jesus of Nazareth, it was Caiaphas who organized a hearing and accused him of blasphemy and pushed for his execution.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Introduction
Background
A High Priest’s Responsibilities
What Was Caiaphas Like?
An Enemy of Christ
Charges Against Christ
Caiaphas Prophecy
Christian Interpretation
Persecutor of Christians
Removed from Office
Archaeological Find (2)
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #3 is entitled Religion - The Easter Story - Herod Antipas and contains 15 slides.

The political atmosphere during the time of Christ life on earth was complicated and confusing, most of it tied to the atmosphere of mistrust that existed between the Jews and Roman government. From the time of resettlement when Cyrus the Great gave the Jews permission to return to Jerusalem from the Babylonian Exile, the atmosphere became more and more charged.

Once Rome came into power they preferred not to impose their rule directly. So, they appointed a number of rulers who were allowed to control the territories as client kings of Rome. One such family was the Herod family. These Herod’s were part of a dynasty, a partly hereditary, partly appointed line of Idumean rulers over Israel during the days of the Roman Empire. They were mostly evil, immoral and corrupt men who were in many cases mere puppets of Rome.

The Bible refers to “Herod” several times in the New Testament which is a bit confusing. It was Herod Antipas, who was the puppet king of Rome over Judea during the life of Christ. It was he who did nothing to stop the execution of Christ.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Background (2)
The Herod’s
Herod Antipater
Herod the Great
Herod Archelaus
Herod Antipas
Herod Agrippa I
Herod Agrippa II
Antipas & the Trial of Jesus
Biblical Account
Involvement in the Trial
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #4 is entitled Religion - The Easter Story – The Men Who Tried Jesus - Pontius Pilate and contains 25 slides.

Pontius Pilate was a Roman governor under the emperor of Tiberius in the 1st century. He served as the prefect of Judea from 26 to 36 AD and is best known as the judge of Jesus's trial. His two main duties were to make sure that all imperial tax revenues were collected and sent to Rome and to keep order in the country at all costs. Pilate attempted to do so by any means necessary. What he couldn’t negotiate he is said to have accomplished through brute force.

In the Gospels, Pontius Pilate is mentioned solely relating to the trials and crucifixion of Jesus. Matthew, Mark, and Luke portray Pilate as reluctant to crucify Jesus. It was during a Passover festival that Jesus was brought before Pilate early morning which irritated the governor. These Jewish leaders wanted to get rid of Jesus because many people believed that he was the Messiah, and this made him a threat to their religious authority. But they didn't want the public to blame them for his death, so they pushed it off on Pilate, so they pushed Pilate to do their dirty work.

In the end, Pilate sought a compromise that would please Rome and pacify the local leaders. He convicted Jesus of treason and declared that Jesus thought himself King of the Jews, and had Jesus crucified.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Synopsis
Prefect of Judea
Roman Use of Force
The Passover Festival
Pilate, the Man
Synoptic Gospels Account
Matthew’s Gospel Account
John’s Gospel Account
Barabbas or Jesus
Pilate’s Dilemma
King of the Jews!
Account of the Crucifixion
Jesus Dies on the Cross
The Centurion’s Acknowledgement
Burial in the Tomb
Reluctant Executioner?
Determined Executioner?
Other Possibilities
Who’s to Blame?
After the Trial
Mysterious Death
Final Thoughts
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #5 is entitled Religion - The Easter Story - Death, Burial & Resurrection of Jesus and contains 17 slides.

The death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus are the defining events of the Christian faith. The miraculous resurrection gave assurance to Jesus' disciples, and to Christians of all times, that Jesus really is the Son of God. These events verified His prophesies (Matthew 16:21, Luke 18:31-33) and gave authority to His teachings. Christians believe Jesus defeated the power of sin and death. If God could raise Jesus from the dead, then we, too, have reason to hope that we will be raised to live eternally in God's presence.

The primary source for the presentation is the four gospels from the Bible and covers the following:

Background
The Empty Tomb
The Apostles Discovery
Mary’s Discovery
The Road to Emmaus
Dialogue with Jesus
Jesus Reveals Himself
It’s True!
Jesus Appears to the Apostles
Thomas Believes
Jesus Ascends to Heaven
The Transfiguration
What Does It All Mean?
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #6 is entitled Religion - The Easter Story - Events of Crucifixion Day and contains 20 slides.

According to the gospels, Jesus died less than 6 hours after he was hung on the cross. Relatively speaking, he died much sooner than most who were crucified. Victims of crucifixions usually lived much longer, from 24 hours to several days. Mark 15:44 says that the Roman governor Pontius Pilate was very surprised when he learned that Jesus was already dead. But those events that took place during those 6 hours changed the world forever!

Five natural phenomena occurred that convinced the citizens that something powerful had occurred. As the life flowed out of His body, Jesus demonstrated complete control of his life until He was ready to give it up, however briefly.

The slide presentation covers the following in three sections:

Introduction
Five Natural Phenomenon Occurred
Darkness Filled the Sky
Temple Veil was Torn in Two
An Earthquake Occurred
Graves Were Opened
Lives Were Changed
What was Happening to Jesus’s Body?
Death by Crucifixion
Modern Theory of Death
Severe Beating
Death Was Abrupt
Jesus Chose the Moment
He Spoke Seven Words While on the Cross
Words from the Cross (3)
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #7 is entitled Religion - The Easter Story - The Crucifixion of Jesus - From Three Perspectives and contains 43 slides.

The Jews believed strongly in a Messiah who would bring in the Messianic Age by fulfilling the messianic prophecies Isaiah and Ezekiel. This Messiah, will be a paternal descendant of King David. He is expected to return the Jews to their homeland and rebuild the Temple, reign as King, and usher in an era of peace and understanding where "the knowledge of God" fills the earth, leading the nations to "end up recognizing the wrongs they did Israel.”

The Jews have never wavered in this belief and are fiercely loyal to this belief even today. The Jews of Jesus day rejected him as the promised Messiah citing the fact that: Jesus lived while the Second Temple was standing, and not while the Jews were exiled, Jesus never reigned as a king, and there was no subsequent era of peace or broad knowledge; Jesus died without completing or even accomplishing part of any of the messianic tasks, instead promising a Second Coming; Rather than being redeemed, the Jews were subsequently exiled from Israel. Jewish scholars and rabbis who were contemporaries of Jesus, rejected Him as the Messiah. They were willing to do anything, including arranging for his murder, to protect those beliefs.

The Jewish religious establishment wanted desperately to get rid of Jesus, but they had a major problem in doing so. Jesus was enormously popular with the common people, he had a very public ministry and many eyewitnesses to his miracles, he had healed the sick and raised the dead and people knew it. He had developed a strong following of avid believers, The Romans occupied their country and only Rome could approve executions. Their faith only allowed death for those charged with blasphemy.

So, they schemed: They convinced the Romans that Jesus had declared Himself to be King and therefore a threat to overthrow Rome and that Jesus had blasphemed by saying that He was God, a charge punishable by death and they needed Rome to carry it out.

The six sections of the presentation cover the following:

The Dilemma Caused by Jesus
Events Leading up to Jesus's Crucifixion
Why Was Jesus Crucified? Roman Perspective
Why Was Jesus Crucified? Jewish Perspective
Why Was Jesus Crucified? Christian Perspective
More to the Story! The Resurrection of Jesus

Power point presentation #8 is entitled Religion - The Easter Story - Who Were the People at the Cross and contains 23 slides.

Much has been made about the people who abandoned Jesus during His final days on earth, especially his closest followers, the remaining 11 chosen disciples. Only John was there. The Bible does not explain why the disciples were not there. We can only assume they were afraid for their lives or had blended into the big crowd of onlookers.

But at the crucifixion, the Bible records only a few close friends there to support Jesus and does not name several others who were assumed to be present but not confirmed as present. Both groups are named in the body of the presentation. Luke, declares the presence of great multitudes of people.

Standing back and gazing out upon that mixed multitude, we notice the women, the soldiers, the malefactors, the centurion, the chief priests, the members of the Sanhedrin, the group of His own disciples, and in addition to these, the vast multitudes of people from the whole surrounding country.

All sorts and conditions of men are gathered to the Cross, representative crowds, the whole scene being a picture and a prophecy of how, through all the centuries, every sort and condition would be gathered to the uplifted Cross of the Son of man.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Introduction
Those Who Were There
Their Identities
The “Other Mary”
Eye Witnesses?
Gospel of Matthew
Gospel of Mark
Gospel of Luke
Gospel of John
The Beloved Disciple (2)
The Eyewitness
Other Sources
Pre-Markan Passion Narrative
Two Primary Sources
John’s Account is Different
Sayings on the Cross
A Case for Peter
Other Onlookers
The Crowd
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #9 is entitled Religion - The Easter Story - Words of Jesus on the Cross and contains 18 slides.

As recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in the Holy Bible, Jesus Christ was mocked, scorned, and tortured before he was finally crucified. His suffering was beyond understanding as he carried his cross up the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem to the place of crucifixion. He was nailed to His cross, and hung between two common criminals, but before He died, he spoke seven times before he died!

The following is Jesus’s last seven words he spoke while hanging on the cross, recorded in the Bible. Jesus was obedient to His Father to the end, and his final word before his death on the Cross was a prayer to His Father.

No wonder the Roman Centurion was blown away! "Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God and said, "Certainly this man was innocent" (Luke 23:47).

The slide presentation covers the following:

Introduction
The First Word
Forgiveness for All (2)
The Second Word
Forgiveness for One
The Third Word
Taking Care of His Mother
The Fourth Word
Forsaken
The Fifth Word
The Sixth Word
It is Finished
Lamb or King?
The Seventh Word
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #10 is entitled Theories of the Resurrection Event and contains 23 slides.

The resurrection of Jesus is historical fact. Immediately following the resurrection, the Jewish leaders and the Roman government were thrown in a panic to explain the empty tomb. The general population accepted the resurrection event as fact and many became followers of Christ because of it. For the Christian’s it became a glorious event, vindicated their faith and gave them the determination to carry out His great commission.

Even though Jesus was seen by hundreds of people during the 40 days on earth after his resurrection, many did not believe and rushed to create false stories to discredit His resurrection. Some of these formed immediately, but some were concocted over time.

When evaluating the resurrection of Christ narrative one must: Consider ALL acts surrounding the resurrection. Don’t force the evidence into a preconceived conclusion, but let the evidence speak for itself.

The following summarizes the best-known theories with factual repudiation and he slides cover the following:

Introduction
Major Theories of the Resurrection
Resurrection Theories
The Stolen Body Theory
Arguments Against the Theory
The Missing Body Theory #1
The Missing Body Theory #2
Arguments Against Theories #1 & 2
The Swoon Theory
Arguments Against the Theory
The Spiritual Resurrection Theory
Arguments Against the Theory
The Hallucination Theory
Arguments Against the Theory
Other Theories of the Resurrection
The Impersonation Theory
The Twin Theory
The Drugged Body Theory
The Hypnosis Theory
Conclusion

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