Jesus Stories

The Trial of Jesus

The governor was Pontius Pilate.

He was the one in charge of Jesus' trial.

The crowd had shouted to crucify him.

Pontius Pilate didn't understand.

What had Jesus done wrong?

Why were the people demanding that Jesus die.

Pontius Pilate said, "Do what ever you like.  I am innocent."

The soldiers took Jesus away.

They beat him.

They made fun of him.

They made a crown of thorns.

They put it on his head.

The thorns made his head bleed.

Then the soldiers got a cross.

The cross was made out of wood.

It was very heavy.

They made Jesus carry it.

Jesus started walking to the place where he was to be crucified.

The place was called Golgotha.

The crowd walked with him.

The crowd wanted to see him crucified.

What do you think?

What had Jesus done wrong?

Why were the soldiers so mean to him?

Why was the crowd wanting to see him crucified?

Write and tell me what you think,  BUT, ask your parents first.

Let's Pray:
Dear God,
Thank you for loving me.
Thank you for teaching me.
Help me to never judge people.
Help me to never be mean to people.
Help me to understand as best I can.
This I ask through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Can you think of a better prayer?

This story can be found in
Matthew 27:1-32,
Mark 15:1-22,
Luke 23:1-32,
John 18:28-40, 19:1-16
Write to me, please

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