ISAIAH 52:13 – ISAIAH 53:12 – THE CRUCIFIED CHRIST

(PREACHED BEFORE CELEBRATING THE LORD’S TABLE) 

We, as Christians, should never tire of hearing about the Cross and our Savior and Lord who died on that Cross. Because, as the hymn goes “The Way of the Cross leads home” to Heaven, and we should be ever grateful. In this message we want to reflect on the Crucified Christ as described hundreds of years before it happened by the prophet Isaiah. 

CHRIST, THE SERVANT – Isaiah 52:13-53:2

  • 13 – God is speaking about His Son – He is looking beyond the Cross to it’s accomplishments. As a result of the cross He is “exalted, extolled, and very high”
  • 14 – His body was mangled because he was a faithful servant.
  • 15 – His blood atoned for the sins of many people in many nations. Kings will be in awe as they bow the knee to Him. Philippians 2:9-11
  • 1 – Very few in Jesus day believed in Jesus. Very few today believe in Jesus. Romans 10:16
  • The arm of the Lord speaks of Christ’s power.
  • 2 – This refers to a shoot coming out of a dead stump. The dead stump was David’s Kingdom. Isaiah 11:1.
  • 2 – Jesus was not born into royalty, although He was a king. He did not stick out in His looks. He was “meek and lowly in heart”.

CHRIST, THE SORROWFUL – Vs. 3

  • Jesus was not sorrowful in nature. As God the Son, He would have the joy of the Lord.
  • He sorrowed and grieved over His people and grieved over their sin and unbelief. Luke 19:41-42

CHRIST, THE SUBSTITUTE – Vss. 4-6

CHRIST, THE SUFFERER – Vss. 7-9

CHRIST, THE SATISFIED – Vss. 10-12