DEATH - The promised savior\'s silence

Isaiah 53:7 | He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth.

Mark 15:3-5 | Then the leading priests kept accusing him of many crimes, and Pilate asked him, “Aren’t you going to answer them? What about all these charges they are bringing against you?” But Jesus said nothing, much to Pilate’s surprise.

1. What does Isaiah foretell will happen when the Promised Savior is on trial for his life? 
2. How do we see Isaiah’s foretelling fulfilled through Jesus? 
3. Take some time to read through Jesus’ two trials in Mark 14:53-65 and Mark 15:1-15. What some things they tried to accuse Jesus of? 
4. Even in the face of false accusations or lies, Jesus was quiet. Why do you think that is? 
5. Is Jesus’ response a natural or normal one? Do you think there had been many people before or even after Jesus who faced lies during their trial without fighting back? How does this confirm Jesus as the Promised Savior?
6. Have people ever lied about you or falsely accused you of something? How did you respond? What can you learn from Jesus’ example?

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