11 Jul 2017

Jesus on Trial

Judas told the soldiers that he would identify Jesus with a kiss. When he did, the soldiers arrested Jesus and took him away. As Jesus was taken into custody, His disciples scattered. Jesus was led to Caiaphas, the high priest, and the scribes and elders.

When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the Jews plotted against Jesus to put Him to death. When they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate, to be judged.

The trial takes place while outside the chief priests and elders assembled, and a crowd was gathering. Pilate enters the courtroom complaining about how early it is and states that whatever is going on had better be important.

Once the proceeding begins, he asks Jesus if He is the King of the Jews, but gets no response. The trial proceeds.