Three Reasons We Should Trust Jesus Christ as Our Kinsman-Redeemer

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Three Reasons We Should Trust Jesus as Our Kinsman-Redeemer

Ruth (selected texts)

 Redemption:  act of procuring deliverance of persons or things from possession and power of captors by payment of an equivalent; ransom; release (Webster 1828)

Kinsman-Redeemer:  A blood relative who redeems

1. Our Poverty – We need to be redeemed. (1:1, 3-5)

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2. His Provision – Jesus is uniquely qualified to redeem (no other way) (2:1,4,12; 3:11-13, 19; 4:9-10):

  • His kinship – born of a woman (Gal. 4:4-5)
  • His character – spotless/sinless (1 Pet 1:18-19)
  • His capability – perfectly fulfilled law; acceptable sacrifice – died as Substitute and rose again (Gal. 3:13-14/Gen. 12:3)
  • His choice – willingness to redeem His Bride (cf. account of Judah’s sons in Genesis 38)

3. His Providence – It is no accident that we have heard of this Redeemer. (1:22; 2:3, 14-16, 20; 4:17)

  • Are you trusting Him, resting under His wings?
  • Are you praising Him? (Rev. 5:9-10)

One Mother’s Experience of the Surprising Kindness of God (Ruth Overview)

May 8, 2011

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 One Mother’s Experience of the Surprising Kindness of God

Ruth – Book Overview

 God Revealed His Kindness in Surprising Ways:

 1.      provision of sympathy, companionship (through Ruth)

(Background: Judges 21:25)

 2.      provision of food and offspring (through Boaz)

(Gleaning laws: Deuteronomy 24:19-21, Leviticus 19:9-10 & 23:22; Levirite marriage laws: Deuteronomy 25:5-10)

3.      provision of king for the nation (through David)

(Ruth 4:17-22; Psalm 36:7)

4.      provision of Savior for all nations (through Jesus)

(Kinsman-Redeemer: Leviticus 25:25-31, 47-55; blessing to Gentiles:  Genesis 12:3 ; genealogy of Christ:  Matthew 1:1-17, note vss. 5-6)

Three Ingredients of Gospel-Shaped Prayer (Colossians 1:3-12)

May 1, 2011

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Three Ingredients of Gospel-Shaped Prayer

Colossians 1:3-12

 Two observations about studying the Scriptures to deepen our prayer lives (from D.A. Carson, A Call to Spiritual Reformation, pgs 95-96)

 1. general: the more we learn about God and His ways, the better we can pray.

2. specific:  studying the prayers in Scripture from Moses, David, Daniel, Jesus, Paul, and others helps us to better know how to pray and what to pray for

Furthermore, we can actually pray the Scriptures – a practice that has breathed new freshness into the prayers of many.

We Should Regularly Pray for Others with:

1.      Thankfulness for Gospel Transformation (vv. 3-8, 14)

 

2.      Petitions for Godly Wisdom (v. 9)

 

 3.      The Goal of God-pleasing Lives (vv. 10-12)

Behold the Servant of the Lord – 4 Studies in Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Today I finished preaching a series through Isaiah 52:13-53:12, the fourth of the “Servant songs” in Isaiah.  What a glorious prophecy of the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ!  I hope to return to this passage personally, and also hope to preach it again someday.

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Four Studies in Isaiah 52:13-53:13 – “Behold the Servant of the Lord”

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Behold, the Servant of the Lord – Satisfied with His Success (Isaiah 53:10-12)

April 24, 2011

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Behold, the Servant of the Lord – Satisfied with His Success

Isaiah 53:10-12

Behold, the Servant of the Lord:

We have looked at:

  • The Surprising Plan for Him (52:13-15)
  • His Spurning & Substitution (53:1-6)
  • His Silent Submission (53:7-9)
  • Today we see the successful completion of His mission.

1.      Resurrection after Sacrificial Death (v. 10)

(Psalm 22:30; Revelation 1:18)

2.      Justification for His People after Bearing Their Iniquities (v. 11)

(Daniel 9:24; Matthew 20:28; Romans 4:25; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 12:2; 1 Peter 2:24)

 3.      Dominion after Giving Himself for Sinners (v. 12)

(Psalm 22:14; Mark 15:28; Luke 22:37; Luke 23:34; Philippians 2:8-11)

Behold the Servant of the Lord – His Silent Submission (Isaiah 53:7-9)

April 17, 2011

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Behold, the Servant of the Lord: His Silent Submission

Isaiah 53:7-9

Behold, the Servant of the Lord:

(identified: Acts 8:32-35)

1.      His Submission Was Voluntary (v. 7).

(Matthew 26:63, 27:12-14; Mark 14:61, 15:5; Luke 23:9; John 19:9; 1Peter 2:23)

2.      His Sentencing Was Vicious (v. 8a).

(in Gospels: Matthew 26-27, Mark 14-15, Luke 22-23, John 18-19)

 Kangaroo court: nighttime trial-witnesses-predetermined verdict, etc.

 3.      His Separation Was Vicarious (v. 8b).

(Daniel 9:26; John 11:49-52;  1 Peter 3:18)

4.      His Sinlessness Was Vindicated (v. 9).

(burial:  Matthew 27:57-60; Mark 15:43-46; Luke 23:50-53; John 19:38-42; 1Corinthians 15:4; sinlessness:  2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15, 7:26;   1 Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:5)

Jesus Christ: Trash or Treasure? (Isaiah 53:1-6)

April 10, 2011

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“Jesus Christ:  Trash or Treasure?”

Behold, the Servant of the Lord:  His Spurning & Substitution

Isaiah 53:1-6

Behold, the Servant of the Lord:

1. The Spurning of the Servant (v. 1-4)

(Truth not understood/received; improper reactions)

Verse Revelation Reaction
1 Report/Arm of Lord revealed Disbelief
2 Tender plant/root, no special beauty obvious Not desired
3 Man of sorrows, acquainted with grief Despised (x2)RejectedFaces hiddenNot esteemed
4 Substitute – grief-bearer & sorrow-carrier Esteemed as stricken, smitten, afflicted
2. The Substitution of the Servant (v. 4-6)

(Corrective: fact, purpose, & reason for His substitution)

Verse Description of Servant’s Role as Substitute
4 Bore our griefs & carried our sorrows
5 Pierced through for ourtransgressionsBruised for ouriniquitiesChastisement for our peace was upon HimBy His stripes we are healed
6 LORD laid on Him the iniquity of all us straying sheep

Beholding these truths should lead to a proper reaction: believe, desire, love, embrace, come to, highly esteem the Servant. Jesus!

Behold, the Servant of the Lord – a Surprising Plan (Isaiah 52:13-15)

April 3, 2011

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Behold, the Servant of the Lord – a Surprising Plan

Isaiah 52:13-15

Behold, the Servant of the Lord:

1. The Person of the Servant (v. 13)

  • “My” Servant
  • Who Is He?  (Jesus)

(Many NT Refs to Is. 52:13-53:12 affirm this:  Mark 15:27-28; Acts 8:29-35; 1 Peter 2:21-25)

2. The Plan for the Servant (v. 13)

3. The Path for the Servant (Suffering) (v. 14)

(see also Isaiah 50:6; Matthew 26:67, 27:26-30)

4. The Promise for the Servant (Success) (v. 15)