• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Outline the events, which lead up to the crucifixion of Jesus.

Extracts from this document...


AO1 Outline the events, which lead up to the crucifixion of Jesus. From his birth to his death Jesus both inspired and enraged those around him. The gospel that he taught was radical and in that sense was seen as a threat to the authorities and Religious leaders. The main key events that lead up to the crucifixion of Jesus start off, from The Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem (Mk 21: 1 -11) where Jesus approaches Jerusalem with his disciples and comes to the Mount of Olives. Many people spread their cloaks on the road and cut branches and spread them on the road as well and shouted "Praise God". Jesus riding on a colt fulfils the prophecy of Zechariah (Zech 9: 1- 17) this symbolises that he is the Messiah and the people recognise this and are ecstatic that they will hopefully be set free from Roman rule. But the people don't realise what kind of Messiah Jesus was and they feared he would pose a religious threat to leaders and the Romans, as he were The next event is when Jesus goes to the Temple. ...read more.


So the Chief priests and elders would observe and try and catch him out, but every time Jesus would make the elder's and priest look weak and feeble in their knowledge. As the Passover beckons, the chief priests and the teachers of the law are looking for a way to arrest Jesus and put him to death, but they are fearful that they must not do it during the festival as it might make a riot. Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus (Mk, 14: 10 - 11) possibly because he disagreed with Jesus' method of preaching and his non-violent pacifist views on things, or even it might be just sheer greed of the prospect of having money. Jesus eats the Passover meal on Holy Thursday, an event that is recreated at every celebration of the Eucharist. After this Jesus goes to Gethsemane he takes his three favourite disciples (Peter, James and John) to keep watch while he prays, while Jesus was praying Jesus experienced pain, distress and anguish and he asked God to "Take this cup of suffering away from me. ...read more.


They were all making up lies and all their stories conflicted with one another, when Jesus said he was the Messiah they claimed blasphemy upon Jesus and voted that he should be sentenced to die. This strength shown by Jesus is contrasted with the weakness of Peter who denied him. (Mk 15:1 - 5) The chief priests and elders handed Jesus over to Pilate to be tried. Pilate is unsettled by Jesus. He doesn't feel able to sentence him to death and washes his hands to symbolise that he did not want to be held responsible even though he agrees to the death sentence. The teachers of the laws and the chief priests didn't like how Jesus taught and preached and showed up the laws and customs, so all these people were immediately against Jesus and were thinking desperately of some way to sentence him to death. But you have to think that what did Jesus do to deserve to be crucified? All he did was preach and make people think and give his own point of view on a harsh society with harsh rituals and harsh laws. Sam McManus 11S Miss Sweeney ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Christmas section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Christmas essays

  1. 'Christians should lead active rather than contemplative lives?'

    Love of God is beyond all other love. "And now these remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:13) "Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.

  2. RE coursework - parables

    A lot of people feel that parables are not relevant today and think that they only applied to people living at the time they were written. Many people are not Christian and therefore do not believe anything that is taught from the scriptures.

  1. I am going to write about three different poems, which have a different view ...

    The third poem I am going to write about is "Innocent's Song" by Charles Causley. By looking at the title-" Innocent's song." It suggests that the poem might be about an innocent person telling a story about an unfair event that has happened to them.

  2. Explain the term the Eucharist.

    While this pointed forward to the death of Jesus it was only truly in memory of him and his life. This was because the actions of the breaking and sharing of the bread and the pouring out of the wine characterised the whole of Jesus' life.

  1. Look at three different parables in Luke. What is Jesus teaching about the kingdom ...

    the promised Kingdom that Jesus had spoken about had not come as Mark had written "and he said to them, "I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power," (Mk9.1)

  2. Was Jesus a Pacifist?

    In Mark 11: 15 it says, "He entered the temple and began to turn out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons."

  1. Outline the events, which led up to the crucifixion of Jesus

    Another event that had happened was the plot against Jesus, the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking to condemn Jesus to death, it is clear

  2. Imagine you witnessed the events of the crucifixion. Describe what you saw.

    After three days and nights after his crucifixion, he rose again. Many of the people could not believe their eyes and Jesus had to show his scars that he received from the nails in his hands and the spear wound in his side before anyone would believe him.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work