This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentation on Religion - The Easter Story - The Men Who Tried Christ. The three men who were instrumental in the Trial of Jesus Christ was Caiaphas, Herod and Pilate. The total number of slides in the presentations is 55 Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
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.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, Religion - The Easter Story – The Men Who Tried Jesus - Caiaphas and contains 15 slides and covers the following:
A High Priest’s Responsibilities
What Was Caiaphas Like?
An Enemy of Christ
Charges Against Christ
Persecutor of Christians
Removed from Office
Archaeological Find (2)
End of Presentation
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.
Power point presentation #2 is entitled, Religion - The Easter Story – The Men Who Tried Jesus - Herod Antipas and contains 15 slides and covers the following:
Herod the Great
Herod Agrippa I
Herod Agrippa II
Antipas & the Trial of Jesus
Involvement in the Trial
End of Presentation
Pontius Pilate was a Roman governor under the emperor of Tiberius in the 1st century. He served as the prefect of Judaea 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 in connection with 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 general 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.
Power point presentation #3 is entitled, Religion - The Easter Story – The Men Who Tried Jesus – Pontius Pilate and contains 25 slides and covers the following:
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
King of the Jews!
Account of the Crucifixion
Jesus Dies on the Cross
The Centurion’s Acknowledgement
Burial in the Tomb
Who’s to Blame?
After the Trial
End of Presentation
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