Contributed on Jan 10, 2008
Isaiah prophesied that Yahweh would send a chosen Servant. This Servant would be empowered by God’s Spirit not only to fulfill His covenant promises, He will be the covenant between God and man Himself.
ISAIAH 42:1-9 THE SERVANT [Matthew 12: 17-21] The prophet now adds another theme, the Servant of Yahweh. It is the first of four "Servant Songs" in Isaiah 40-55 (49:1-6; 50:4-9; 52:13-53:12). The character and function God’s Servant ...read more
Contributed on Apr 17, 2008
The Servant’s great task is establishing a way for people to come to God. The prophecy indicates the wider fuller redemption & the true return of the real captives. These promises find fulfilment in the experiences of souls on their journey back to God
ISAIAH 49: 8-13 COVENANT RESTORATION [Revelations 7:16-17/Leviticus 25:8-22] The role of this Servant of God is pivotal. The Servant’s great task is stated here as making it possible for people to come to God. How can such an impossibility be accomplished? ...read more
Contributed on May 1, 2008
The 3rd Servant Sermon teaches that obedient & faithful life is centered on obeying God’s Word. Through all the darkness & suffering the Servant holds to God’s trustworthiness. Then this Servant invites God’s disciples to trust God & walk in His Word.
ISAIAH 50: 4-11 THE SUFFERING SERVANT’S TRUST [Mark 15:16-20] Following God’s declaration that He will deliver His people from their transgressions and rebellions begins the third (42:1-9 & 49:1-7) Servant Sermon in Isaiah. This obedient and faithful Servant’s life is centered on ...read more
Contributed on Jul 7, 2008
People refused to heed the Servant of the Lord or His message & for that reason did not experience the power of His arm. For it is through heeding the message that the mighty arm of the Lord brings salvation, to believer & lost alike.
ISAIAH 53:1-3 THE DESPISED FRIEND [JOHN 1: 10-14] Chapter 53 continues to speak of the Messiah, Jesus, who would suffer for the sins of all people. Such a prophecy is astounding! Who would believe that God would choose to save the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 14, 2008
The deliverance for all people comes by the substitutionary suffering of the Servant. He suffered in the place of sinful people, so that they do not need to experience the mandated eternal consequences for their sins. A restoration of relationship with G
ISAIAH 53:4-6 PUNISHED FOR YOU AND ME Unmistakably chapter 53, speaks of the Lord Jesus Christ. Significantly, the Jewish Targum interprets this portion of Isaiah’s prophecy as referring to the Messiah. Every detail of the prophet’s words corresponds so ...read more
Contributed on Jul 21, 2008
The Servant is not a helpless victim of circumstance, but One who in His submissiveness & innocence fulfills the greater purposes of God. Thus in the end He will prosper & be victorious, for His vicarious suffering is God’s plan to accomplish His purpose
ISAIAH 53: 7-9 THE SUFFERING SERVANT [Matthew 27:57-60 / Acts 8:26-40 / 1 Pet. 3:8-18] Pascal, one of the greatest and most influential scientific minds of all time, wrote these meaningful words: "The greatest of the proofs of Jesus Christ are the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 28, 2008
Christ’s crucifixation brought about more than anguish to His soul. It openned the doorway to Heaven, where He returned victorious over sin, death & hell. He is raised on high & ready to share His victory & its glorious blessings with all who will follow
ISAIAH 53: 10-12 "THE SUFFERING SAVIOR BECOMES THE REWARDED REDEEMER." Isaiah 53 is the doctrinal explanation of the crucifixion. As we look at such suffering we ask, why would God forsake the Son of His love? Why would He turn His back on the very One to ...read more