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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SERMON NOTES

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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SERMON NOTES

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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SERMON NOTES

“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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SERMON NOTES

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)