Summary: The Man Of Sorrows

Isaiah 52:13 - Ch 53 The Man Of Sorrows

I. The Majesty of the Man

1) The Majesty of His Sovereignty - 13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. Behold :-

His Humiliation “Behold, My Servant (Incarnation), His Examination "shall deal prudently," Luke 23:4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man His Exaltation "He shall be exalted" (Resurrection) His Ascension “and extolled” His Coronation "and be very high."

2) The Majesty of His Agony - 14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

The Extremity In :- His Suffering, His Sacrifice, His Salvation.

3) The Majesty of His Victory - 15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

Phil. 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

II. The Mystery of the Man

1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

1 Cor. 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1) The Mystery Of His Life 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.


3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:

A) How Contemptuously He Was Rejected - He is despised

B) How Casually He Was Rejected - and rejected of men;

C) How Continuously He Is Rejected - 3 He is despised and rejected(Present Tense)

In Contrast To :- 3 he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Past Tense)


A) Of The Word of Christ 1 Who hath believed our report?

B) The Work of Christ 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

C) The Worth of Christ 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions,

3. THE SADNESS OF THEIR REJECTION - 6 All we like sheep have gone astray;

A) Their Fault - All we like sheep B) Their Folly - have gone astray

C) Their Forgiveness - 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

2) The Mystery Of His Death 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows IN THE DEATH OF CHRIST :- THERE IS :-

A) A CURE FOR SICKNESS (moral sickness) Surely he hath borne our griefs,

B) A COMFORT FOR SORROW and carried our sorrows:

Isa 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;

C) A CLEANSING FOR SINFULNESS 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed”

D) A CORRECTION FOR STRAYING 6 “All we like sheep have gone astray;”

He was Speechless, for “… He opened not His mouth …”; He was Selfless, for “… He was led as a lamb to the slaughter …”; He was Spotless, for He did no violence; He was Sinless, for there was no “… deceit in His mouth” (53:7, 9).

III. The Ministry of the Man 10 “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him …”

A. A Rejoicing Ministry -11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied:

B. A Redeeming Ministry - 11 by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

C. A Rewarding Ministry - l2 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong;

D. A Reaping Ministry - 12 because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

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