Isaiah 53 – BENEATH THE CROSS OF JESUS
Due to the movie, The Passion of the Christ, there has been much talk about the sufferings of Christ.
What has impressed you most about the sufferings of our Lord?
Imagine yourself in the crowd below the cross. What do you see?
Probably the best known prophetic picture of the sufferings of Christ is found in Isaiah 53. Tonight we venture “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” to see some very sobering and yet beautiful truths about the sufferings of our Lord.
CHRIST, THE SERVANT – Vss. 1-2
This chapter is a continuation of Isaiah 52:13-15. God calls Christ “His servant”.
What is the job of a servant? In what ways did Christ prove himself to be a servant?
What does Philippians 2:6-8 tells us about Jesus as a servant?
Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
What is a tender plant? How did Jesus show Himself to be that?
How was Jesus a root out of a dry ground?
What does verse 2 tell us about the humanity of Jesus?
CHRIST, THE SORROWFUL – Vs. 3
What made Jesus a man of sorrows?
In what ways was Jesus despised and rejected of men?
How did Jesus become acquainted with grief?
How did Jesus’ enemies hide from Him?
How did Jesus’ disciples hide from Him?
CHRIST, THE SUBSTITUTE – Vss. 4-6
According to verse 4, how were Jesus’ enemies confused?
Was Jesus smitten of God?
According to verse 5, why did Jesus suffer?
How does His “substitutionary atonement” bring us peace?
Are all our physical sicknesses healed at the cross?
What does verse 6 tell us about the nature of sin?
What does verse 6 tells us about the work of Christ?
CHRIST, THE SUFFERER – Vss. 7-9
How did Christ go about suffering according to verse 7?
Why was Christ’s suffering so amazing?
In what situations might we be called upon to suffer in the same way?
What impresses you about verse 8?
In what ways was verse 9 fulfilled?
CHRIST, THE SATISFIED – Vss. 10-12
Why was God satisfied with His righteous servant according verse 11?
Why was God “pleased” to pour out His wrath on the Lord Jesus? According to verse 10.
According to verses 10-12, what results of the death of Christ will