I’ll go over some of the main points:
- Judas led the soldiers to Jesus and pointed Him out by kissing Him.
- The disciples wanted to fight, but Jesus wouldn’t let them.
- Jesus was taken from the Sanhedrin, the highest Jewish court, to King Herod, the current territorial King Herod Antipas, son of King Herod the Great who reigned when Jesus was born, and Pontius Pilot, procurator of the Roman Provence of Judea.
Technically, Jesus didn’t break any laws. It was the Jewish priests and the Pharisees who were afraid of Him because He claimed to be the King of the Jews. They didn’t see that He was the Messiah, that He came to fulfill the prophecies of the Jewish scriptures:
Jesus did not defend Himself because He knew He had to die.
Pilot didn’t get it, but He didn’t want a riot on his hands so he let the people choose. The Jews wanted someone to deliver them from the Romans right then and there. Barabbas was a leader of the rebels so they chose Barabbas over Jesus. They didn’t understand the Jesus’ Kingdom was “not of this earth”.
During all this, Peter was confronted 3 times and 3 times he denied knowing Jesus – just as Jesus predicted.
The Roman guards beat and mocked Jesus by throwing a red blanket on His shoulders and a crown of thrones on His head, “Hail, the King of the Jews!” He was humbled yet again.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.” ~John 14:1-2
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.~John 3:16
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