APRIL 14 2019
Isaiah 52:13-14 English Standard Version (ESV)
He Was Pierced for Our Transgressions
13 Behold, my servant shall act wisely;
he shall be high and lifted up,
and shall be exalted.
14 As many were astonished at you—
his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance,
and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—
Isaiah 53:2-7 English Standard Version (ESV)
2 For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
and no beauty that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he opened not his mouth.
2 CORINTHIANS 5:21
21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground.
32 “If he brings a lamb as his offering for a sin offering, he shall bring a female without blemish
22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
8 and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.
49 And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”
18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”
1 JOHN 4:10
10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
“While a common definition for passion is ‘a compelling emotion or desire,’ the usual definition of passion is the sufferings of Christ on the cross. This second definition of passion was for many years the primary definition in Webster’s Dictionary. It is not incidental that the death of Jesus has come to known as the Passion. The cross of Jesus Christ points to everything that God is passionate about. God the Son so passionately hates the destructive force of sin that He was willing to die to overcome it. And so passionately loves
humanity that He was willing to give even His own life on our behalf. You know what you are really passionate
about when you are willing to lay your life down for it.”