April 14, 2019 – Isaiah 53:10-12 – Pastor Jake Susek

Pastor Jake continued in Isaiah 53 and the “Reward of the Servant”, which is a redeemed humanity.

Main Points

  1. Jesus makes complete atonement for the sins of his people
  2. Jesus justifies his people- he declares sinful people righteous by their faith in him
  3. 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)

April 7, 2019 – Isaiah 53:7-9 – Pastor Jake Susek

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

  1. The Mistreatment Jesus Endured
    1. Physical abuse
    2. Emotional abuse
    3. Spiritual abuse
  2. Why Did Jesus “Take It”?
    1. He bore such mistreatment in obedience to the will of God
    2. He voluntarily bore such mistreatment for “your sake”
  3. Important Precaution
    1. 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)
    2. Sometimes when you are mistreated, you need to address it and deal with it. (Matthew 19:15, Romans 13:4)
  4. How Did Jesus Respond?
    1. 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.
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?
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)

March 31, 2019 – Isaiah 53:4-6 – Pastor Jake Susek

Pastor Jake continued our series in Isaiah 53, speaking on the substitutionary atonement made by Christ on our behalf.

Main Points & Outline

  1. The Penal Substitute
    1. “For our”
      1. griefs, sorrows, transgressions, iniquities
    2. “Laid upon”
      1. Imputation – not a biblical word, but a biblical concept
    3. “All” – for whom did Christ die?
  2. The Theological Assessment
    1. Expiation
    2. Propitiation
  3. The Joyful Blessings
    1. Peace
    2. Satisfaction
    3. Help & Healing
    4. Assurance

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.
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.
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)

March 24, 2019 – Isaiah 53:1-3 – Pastor Jake Susek

Pastor Jake spoke on the beginning of Isaiah 53 and the “Rejection of the Servant”.

Main Points & Outline

  1. The Problem: has God failed?
  2. Reasons for Rejection
    1. Personal reasons
      1. religious expectations
      2. personal disappointments
    2. Theological reasons
      1. Our minds are darkened
      2. Our wills are enslaved
      3. Our hearts are cold
  3. The Cause for Belief
    1. The Father reveals
    2. The Son reveals
    3. The Spirit reveals
  4. Application
    1. Deep appreciation
    2. Genuine repentance
    3. Dependent prayer

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)

March 17, 2019 – Isaiah 52:13-15 – Pastor Jake Susek

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)