You Have the Right to a Fair Trial?
10 Laws Broken in the Trial of Jesus:
- No trials allowed during FEASTS . (Mk 14:12)
- Trials must be PUBLIC . (Mk 14:53)
- No trials allowed at NIGHT . (Mk 14:53)
- No convictions allowed at NIGHT . (Mk 14:53)
- Sanhedrin could investigate an accusation, not INITIATE . (Mk 14:55)
- Witnesses had to AGREE . (Mk 14:56, 59)
- The judge could not act as PROSECUTOR . (Mk 14:60)
- No self-incrimination ALLOWED . (Mk 14:61)
- Accused was to have a WITNESS . (Mk 14:63)
- No sentences passed without waiting 1 DAY . (Mk 14:64)
Handling Injustice Like Jesus:
- When falsely accused, speak NOTHING . (Mk 14:61)
- When questioned, speak BOLDLY . (Mk 14:62)
- When mistreated, trust GOD . (Mk 14:65)
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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Mark 14:53-65
- Why did Jesus not answer the false accusations (Mk 14:61a)? What example does this give us when falsely accused? How should we handle it?
- Explain the significance of Jesus' answer to the high priest in Mk 14:62. Why did He say that?
- BONUS: See how many laws the Jewish leaders violated that your group can remember. (I gave 10 Sunday.)
Has your testimony this week been faithful to the love you have for Jesus Christ in both your words and actions? How? Pray for one another.