GOD’S PLAN: GRIEF AND GLORY
Introduction: God promised hope to us and reveals through Isaiah how hope will come through a “Servant”.
- I.THE PLAN TO BRING HOPE
- A.A Servant Who Suffers
- 1.Physical, emotional and spiritual pain
- 2.He identifies with our suffering
So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered Heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. Hebrews 4:14-15 NLT
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
- B.A Servant who Substitutes
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering…
…he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities…the punishment that brought us peace was on him….
…and the Lord has laid on him in iniquity of us all.
…for the transgression of my people he was punished.
Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer and though the Lord makes his life and offering for sin… For he bore the sin of many,
- C.A Servant Who is Victorious (Isaiah 52:13; 53:10-12)
- II.THE MOTIVE BEHIND THE PLAN
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32
For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Conclusion: We can challenge our doubts of God’s love by his sacrificial plan of redemption and hope.