Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Sep 14, 2012
Israel believed that the Messiah that was to come would be a conquering Messiah. The sermon discribes the Messiah as the Suffering Servant who offers the hearers an informative tongue and helps the people by being the Suffering Servant.
Isaiah 50:4-9 The Suffering Servant
They longed for a victorious Messiah, not a suffering one. The image of the suffering servant went underground, as it were, lying dormant for centuries. Then, in a very dramatic scene early in his ministry, Jesus quoted from one of the servant