In our last blog post we looked at the first three trials Jesus endured before His crucifixion. After being arrested in the garden, Jesus endured two trials during the night, and one at daybreak. These trials were before the religious leaders: Annas, Caiaphas (the High Priest), and the Sanhedrin. Eventually, Jesus was accused of blasphemy, a capital offense.
But the religious leaders could not put anyone to death; only the civil authorities held that power. It is time to put our sandals back on and journey with Jesus through the early morning hours as He endured three more trials before Pilate, Herod Antipas, and then Pilate again. Who were Pontius Pilate and Herod Antipas?