Sermon preached on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Garden Valley Chapel during our Sunday morning service based on Isaiah 53:7-12.
Take your Bible if you will and open it to the book of Isaiah, Isaiah chapter fifty-three.
Resurrection morning was filled with much emotion to say the least. Disciples of our Lord went from the depths of despair to the heights of joy, from feeling discouraged, sad, and confused that their Messiah had been crucified to feeling overjoyed, amazed, and exhilarated that He is alive and He has explained the Scriptures to us.
Our Risen Lord was so gracious and patient as He explains to many of his doubting and despairing disciples "the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures" (Luke 24:27).
Undoubtedly taking them to passages like this one in Isaiah.
Read Isaiah 52:13-53:12.
7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 12Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. (KJV)
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