This is a 43 slide, highly animated, power point presentation created in six sections on The Easter Story - The Crucifixion of Jesus from three perspectives: Roman, Jewish and Christian. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
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
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Religion.