Pastor Jake continued in Isaiah 53 and the “Reward of the Servant”, which is a redeemed humanity.
Jesus makes complete atonement for the sins of his people
Jesus justifies his people- he declares sinful people righteous by their faith in him
Jesus intercedes as our High Priest
Scripture: Isaiah 53:10-12
Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. 11 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors. (ESV)
Pastor Jake continued speaking on Isaiah 53, focusing on the mistreatment of the servant and how it guides our response to personal mistreatment.
Main Points & Outline
The Mistreatment Jesus Endured
Why Did Jesus “Take It”?
He bore such mistreatment in obedience to the will of God
He voluntarily bore such mistreatment for “your sake”
Sometimes when you are mistreated, out of obedience to God and for the benefit of others, you need to “take it”. (1 Peter 2:18-25)
Sometimes when you are mistreated, you need to address it and deal with it. (Matthew 19:15, Romans 13:4)
How Did Jesus Respond?
Focus on his speech – “he opened not his mouth…”
Scripture: Isaiah 53:7-9
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people? 9 And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. (ESV)
Pastor Jake continued our series in Isaiah 53, speaking on the substitutionary atonement made by Christ on our behalf.
Main Points & Outline
The Penal Substitute
griefs, sorrows, transgressions, iniquities
Imputation – not a biblical word, but a biblical concept
“All” – for whom did Christ die?
The Theological Assessment
The Joyful Blessings
Help & Healing
Scripture: Isaiah 53:4-6
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (ESV)
Pastor Jake spoke on the beginning of Isaiah 53 and the “Rejection of the Servant”.
Main Points & Outline
The Problem: has God failed?
Reasons for Rejection
Our minds are darkened
Our wills are enslaved
Our hearts are cold
The Cause for Belief
The Father reveals
The Son reveals
The Spirit reveals
Scripture: Isaiah 53:1-3
1 Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 2 For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (ESV)
Pastor Jake spoke this Sunday from Isaiah 52 and the exaltation of the suffering Servant.
Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-15
13 Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted. 14 As many were astonished at you— his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind— 15 so shall he sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths because of him, for that which has not been told them they see, and that which they have not heard they understand. (ESV)