Category Archives : Isaiah 53


Isaiah’s Philosophy of History

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Isaiah’s Philosophy of History” Isaiah 53:1-12 April 27, 1997 I want to conclude our series of studies in this supremely important passage by considering vv. 10-12 as a statement of Isaiah’s, and the Bible’s, and so the Lord’s own philosophy of history. It is important for all men, but […]


Christ the Willing Victim

Download Text “Christ the Willing Victim” Isaiah 53:1-12 April 20, 1997 We considered, the last two Lord’s Days, the great three-verse stanza that serves as the middle of the poem, this fourth of Isaiah’s “songs of the servant.” Verses 4-6 state the fact and the meaning of the Servant’s death. It was, we read here, […]


Christ for Me

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Christ for Me” Isaiah 53:1-12 April 13, 1997 We considered, in an introductory way, the teaching of vv. 4-6 last Lord’s Day morning. We pointed out that the verses teach what is, in any case, taught in many other places in Scripture and, especially, in those great passages in […]


Christ for Us

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Christ for Us” Isaiah 53:1-12 Apr 6, 1997 Today, I want to consider in something of an introductory way the teaching of Isaiah 53 concerning the death of Christ. Next week, Lord willing, I want to apply that teaching to our faith in life as Christians. But, first, we […]


Easter 1997

Download Text “Easter 1997” Isaiah 52:13-53:12 March 30, 1997 Text Comment We have been studying this famous and beautiful text over the past several Sunday mornings. It is the last and the grandest of Isaiah’s prophesies of the personage, whom he calls “The Servant of the Lord” who will bring salvation to the world. It […]


The Humiliation of the Son of God

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “The Humiliation of the Son of God” Isaiah 53:1-9 March 23, 1997  Text Comment v.1 I told you that I was reading, for this series of sermons on Isaiah 53, the classic work of our Reformed Tradition on the passage, the 17th century Scot James Durham’s Christ Crucified: or, […]


The Great Surprise

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “The Great Surprise” Isaiah 52:13-53:12 March 2, 1997 Text Comments v.13 “Raised and lifted up” said of God in 6:1 v.14 “Many” is a theological term in this Servant Song — here, v. 15; 53:11, 12 (twice; cf. the NIV margin). It seems to be a synonym for the […]


Isaiah the Evangelist

Audio:   Download Audio Download Text “Isaiah the Evangelist” Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Feb. 23, 1997 I have long wanted to preach a series of sermons on this text, wonderful as it is and so central to our understanding of the life and work of our Savior. But until recently, whenever I thought of doing so, I […]