If you’re reading through the book of Isaiah, you get to this passage and you’re shocked. Up until now, Isaiah indicates that God’s going to send a great king to put things right in the world. Then Isaiah starts talking about a servant. But then, here in chapter 52 and 53, he says this person has no majesty. He has no majesty? Well, who is this?
It’s surprising and it’s shocking. It subverts every human category of thought about salvation.
Let’s look at three ways in which it’s so surprising, and see what this teaches about the salvation Jesus Christ brings. Let’s notice 1) the ordinariness, 2) the violence, and 3) the vicariousness.
This sermon was preached by Dr. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on February 21, 2016. Series: Bible: What We Are Receiving: The Gospel Goods. Scripture: Isaiah 52:13-53:12.
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