The death of the innocent Servant for the sins of the people (v.8-10a) and his subsequent resurrection (v. 10b-11) was predicted by Isaiah hundreds of years before Jesus Christ walked on this planet. What is the significance of the death and resurrection of Jesus for the Christian faith? (See I Cor. 15:13-22) What practical difference does the resurrection of Jesus Christ make in your life?
Why would the Father willingly crush his own son (v.10)? Despite the incredible suffering he endured both physically and emotionally, how could the son possibly be deeply satisfied after this experience (v. 11)? What do these choices on God’s part reveal about his attitude toward us – sinful and broken as we are?
If you believe in God, what image of him do you have in your mind’s eye? How do you think He views you? I John 4:8 tells us that God is love. Paul prays that believers would be able to grasp how “wide and long and high and deep” is the love of Jesus Christ. II Corinthians 5:19-21 tells us that Jesus’ death and resurrection reconciled us to God and he no longer counts our sins against us. Given these realities from the Word of God, does your image of God and your attitude toward him need to change in any way?
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