This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The Easter Story – The Men Who Tried Jesus - Caiaphas. 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.
The presentation 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
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Religion.