An Easter Story, The Arrest

Good afternoon, yes today we have two parts of the Easter Story this morning we read about Judas betraying Jesus…..

Now we continue our story as the Roman Soldiers arrest Jesus

We would like to thank for the stories and materials we will be using.

The Arrest of Jesus

The soldiers arrested Jesus. Jesus was taken to the court of Caiaphas (the High Priest), the teachers of the law and the Jewish Elders. Peter followed at a distance into the courtyard. He sat down with the guards to see what would happen. The priests and the Sanhedrin (the name of the Jewish parliament) brought lots of witnesses who told lies about Jesus. But nothing could be proved and Jesus would not say anything to defend himself.

Finally, the High Priest said to him, “I ask you under oath: Are you the Son of God?” Jesus replied, “You say that I am.” Then the High Priest said, “He has spoken against God!! Do we need anymore witnesses?” The other priests replied, “He should die for what he has said!” 

Meanwhile, in the courtyard, a servant girl came up to Peter and said, “You were with Jesus of Galilee.” Peter said, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” Then he went out to the gateway where another girl saw him and told the people around her, “This man was with Jesus of Galilee.” Peter said, “I swear I don’t know him!” After a little while, the people standing around the gate came up to Peter and said, “Surely you were with him, your accent gives you away.” (People from Galilee had a different accent to people in Jerusalem.) Now Peter became angry and said, “I don’t know the man!!” Immediately a rooster crowed. 

Then Peter remembered what Jesus had told him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” He went outside and cried. He had denied knowing Jesus because he was scared that he might be arrested. 

To sentence someone to death, the Jewish leaders had to have the Roman Governor’s permission. So even thought it was now getting towards dawn (and against Jewish law!) they took Jesus before the Roman governor, Pilate, who asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “Those are your words.” The priests and chief elders then began accusing him and still, Jesus did nothing to defend himself (much to the amazement of Pilate). The governor said, “Don’t you hear how they’re accusing you?” But still, Jesus didn’t say anything! Pilate didn’t know what to do with Jesus. 

Because he didn’t think he had done anything wrong, he sent him to the Jewish King Herod. Herod was pleased that Jesus had been arrested and questioned him, but again, Jesus said nothing. Herod made fun of him and Herod’s soldiers beat Jesus up. Then Herod sent Jesus back to Pilate as he didn’t know what to do with Jesus either! 


First colouring in, nice and easy you can print this picture off it is part of our off file for Easter to make it easier to print, click the button bellow for the off file.

Now, we know you will want to share your pictures, drawings, crafts and even puzzles with us. If you do please take a photo of them and post them on the Raploch Connected Facebook Group.