SF374 - THE SUFFERING KING (Isaiah 53 1-12)

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@LEVEL ONE = Isaiah 53:1‑12


@LEVEL TWO = Series Background

@LEVEL FOUR = A King Comes

@LEVEL FOUR = Abraham ‑ A Saving King

@LEVEL FOUR = David ‑ A Redeeming King

@LEVEL FOUR = Isaiah ‑ A Suffering King

@LEVEL TWO = Sermon Background

@LEVEL THREE = This is the heart of Isaiah

@LEVEL FOUR = Has been called the John 3:16 of the OT

@LEVEL FOUR = Isaiah 53 is refered to 85 times in the NT

@LEVEL THREE = Isaiah 52:13‑15 sets the stage

@LEVEL FOUR = His position (v.13)

@LEVEL FOUR = His passion (v.14)

@LEVEL FOUR = His purpose (v.15)

@SCRIPTURE = sprinkle = startle



@SCRIPTURE = JOH 1:11<R>He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

@LEVEL TWO = 1B.  They Rejected His Words

@SCRIPTURE = Isaiah 53:1 "message"

@SCRIPTURE = Isaiah 6:9‑10 (NIV)  He said, "Go and tell this people: "'Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.' 10 Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed."

@LEVEL TWO = 2B.  They Rejected His Work

@SCRIPTURE = Isaiah 53:1 "the arm of the Lord..."

@SCRIPTURE = John 12:37‑40 (NIV)  Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. 38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: "Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?" 39 For this reason they could not believe, because, as Isaiah says elsewhere: 40 "He has blinded their eyes and deadened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn‑‑and I would heal them."


@LEVEL TWO = 3B. They Rejected His Person

@LEVEL THREE = Because...

@LEVEL THREE = 1C.  He was humble

@SCRIPTURE = Isaiah 53:2 "tender shoot" = little bush

@LEVEL THREE = 2C.  He was human ‑ yet divine

@SCRIPTURE = Isaiah 53:2 "he grew up"

@LEVEL FOUR = This offended the Jews (Mark 6:1‑3)

@LEVEL THREE = 3C.  He was hated

@SCRIPTURE = Isaiah 53:3

@LEVEL FOUR = Despised ‑ not wanted, looked done upon

@LEVEL FOUR = Rejected ‑ forsaken by His disciples, His nation, and His world

@LEVEL FOUR = we esteemed Him not ‑ not valued highly

@ILL TITLE = Do Not Be Ashamed of Jesus

@ILL TEXT = A man was walking downtown of a big metropolitan city as his attention was caught by a young woman weeping at a statue.  He approached the woman and said "why are you crying?"  The woman said, "the statue is of a fireman who was killed while saving a little child."  He said "Oh, it will be alright.  Why does this statue touch you so? Do you know Him", She said, "Not really, not personally anyway."  Then the lady began to share her story:

@ILL TEXT = As a little girl, while sleeping, our house caught fire.  I was up stairs and my mother could not get to my room because of the flames and smoke.  A fireman was able to climb in my window from a ladder He then gave me to another man.  Before the fireman knew it the floor had collapsed under him and He was killed.  You see sir, I was that little girl who's life was saved.  I shall always be so grateful to him for giving his life for mine.  I will never be ashamed of this statue or the sacrifice if stands for.



@LEVEL TWO = He died for our sins...Because...

@SCRIPTURE = 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)  God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

@SCRIPTURE = 1 Peter 2:24 (NIV)  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.

@LEVEL TWO = Notice The Price He Paid

@LEVEL TWO = 1B.  Physically

@LEVEL THREE = 1C.  He was pierced

@SCRIPTURE = Isaiah 53:5

@LEVEL FOUR = Refers to His death on the cross

@LEVEL FOUR = Pierced by nails

@SCRIPTURE = Zechariah 12:10 (NIV)  "And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.

@LEVEL THREE = 2C.  He was crushed

@LEVEL FOUR = Means to be crushed as under a burden

@LEVEL FOUR = He was crushed by our sin (Isaiah 53:6)

@LEVEL THREE = 3C.  He was punished

@SCRIPTURE = Isaiah 53:5

@LEVEL FOUR = Punished as though He had broken the law


@LEVEL TWO = 2B. Spiritually

@LEVEL THREE = He bore our

@LEVEL THREE = 1C.  Transgressions

Isaiah 53:5,8

@LEVEL FOUR = Rebellion ‑ deliberant breaking of the Law of God

Isaiah 53:6 "...each of us has turned to his own way..."

@LEVEL THREE = 2C.  Iniquities

Isaiah 53:5‑6

@LEVEL FOUR = The crookedness of our nature

@LEVEL FOUR = We are all sinners by nature and by choice

Romans 3:23 (NIV)  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Sin Nature

Nothing seems to expose the sin nature more than two boys tugging on opposite ends of a toy fire truck, each one screaming, "Mine!  Mine!!"

@LEVEL THREE = 3C.  Infimities and sorrows

Isaiah 53:4

@LEVEL FOUR = Our calamities and the unhappy results of our sins

Romans 6:23 (NIV)  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jesus Paid It All



@LEVEL TWO =  1B. He Was Not Treated Justly

Isaiah 53:7 "He was oppressed and afflicted...

@LEVEL THREE = harassed and treated roughly

Acts 8:33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth."

They beat Him and spat upon Him

He was the victim of an illegial trial

@LEVEL TWO = 2B.  He Was Brought As A Lamb To The Slaughter

Matthew 27:11‑13 (NIV)  Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, "Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. 12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. 13 Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?"

@LEVEL TWO = 3B.  He Was All Alone

Isaiah 53:8

@LEVEL THREE = No one stood with him

@LEVEL THREE = Yet he never cried out or complained

@LEVEL TWO = 4B.  He Was To Be Buried In A Garden

Isaiah 53:9

@SCRIPTURE = Literally: "They appointed His grave with the wicked, yet He was with a rich man in His death."

@LEVEL THREE = God promised that He would have a grave in a garden.

@LEVEL THREE = Nicodemus and Joseph



@LEVEL TWO = 1B.  He Pleased God

Isaiah 53;10


@LEVEL THREE = 1C.  The plan of salvation was completed ‑ He fulfilled God's purpose

@LEVEL THREE = 2C.  Sin was atoned for.

@SCRIPTURE = Acts 2:22‑24 (NIV)  "Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

@LEVEL TWO = 2B.  He Was Raised From The Dead

@SCRIPTURE = Isaiah 53:10

@SCRIPTURE = "... prolong his days..."

@LEVEL TWO = 3B.  He Was Given A Spiritual Family

@SCRIPTURE = Isaiah 53: 10 "he will see his offspring..."

@LEVEL THREE = How? (Isaiah 53:11)

@LEVEL TWO = 4B.  He Receives An Inheritance From The Father

@SCRIPTURE = Isaiah 53:12

@SCRIPTURE = Ephesians 4:8 (NIV)  This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men."



@ILL TITLE =   H. A. Ironside once told the following:

@ILL TEXT = "One of the first gospel illustration that ever made a real impression upon my young heart was simple story that I heard a preacher tell when I was less than nine years old.  It was of pioneers who were making their way across one of the central states to a distant place that had been opened up for homesteading.  They traveled in covered wagons drawn by oxen, and progress was necessarily slow.  One day they were horrified to note a long line of smoke in the west, stretching for miles across the prairie, and soon it was evident that the dried grass was burning fiercely, and was coming toward them rapidly.  They had crossed a river the day before but it would be impossible to go back to that before the flames would be upon them.  One man only seemed to have an understanding as to what should be done. He gave the command to set fire to the grass behind them.  Then when a space was burned over, the whole company moved back upon it.  As the flames roared on toward them from the west, a little girl cried out in terror. "Are you sure we shall not all be burned up?"  The leader replied, "My child, the flames can reach us here, for we are standing where the fire has been!"

@POEM TEXT = On Him Almighty vengeance fell,

@POEM TEXT = Which would have sunk a world to hell.

@POEM TEXT = He bore it for a chosen race,

@POEM TEXT = And thus becomes our Hiding Place.

@ILL TEXT = The fires of God's judgment burned themselves out on Him, and all who are in Christ are safe forever, for they are now standing where the fire has been.

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