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I want to take a break today from looking at our Study in John. I was reading something in the book of Isaiah in the old Testament that I just have to share with you. First, lets read it. It’s from chapter 53. If you are a regular Church Goer, this will be quite familiar, but if you’re not, this will be interesting.
First, I want to read it. It’s only a few verses. The whole Chapter
The first thing is, this is a prophesy about Jesus. It was written a little more than 700 years before he was born. Wow, think about that. If the Bible can be that specific 700 years ahead of time. What other treasures might be hidden inside? It’s well worth a read.
But look at this chapter. First, it says that there was nothing special about Jesus. He was so ordinary he could walk through a crowd unnoticed. And in fact, that saved his life more than once. He didn’t look like Thor or Iron Man. He was just an ordinary looking chap.
And it says that he suffered terribly. He was beaten, wounded, broken. He was killed, and buried. This is just exactly what happened.
What’s more is, there is a promise about his resurrection. The whole gospel is there. 700 years in advance.
One more thing. This reminds us very clearly. It was our sin that caused it. It wasn’t just the Jewish leaders, or the Roman Soldiers. It was our sin, our failures that made the cross necessary.
And yet Jesus went through all that totally voluntarily. He chose to die, so we could be forgiven.
No that’s something to think about. So will you? Think about it?
Write me and let me know what your thoughts are. firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just use the comments section on the website. Either way. I’ll read it and get back to you.
Next week we’ll get back to John and his memories of Jesus. Have a great week. That’s all I got. So until next time. I’m out.