Isaiah 53:1-3 – THE MAN OF SORROWS

Isaiah 53:1-3 – THE MAN OF SORROWS

Opening Hymn – Morning Service: 108
Evening Service: Adoration Choir: “Who Is That Man?”
Liturgy – Page 38 (abbreviated “Service of the Word”)
Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 53:1-3; Romans 10:16-18; Matthew 26:36-39
Hymn – 351
Apostles’ Creed – Page 41
Prayer – Lord’s Prayer
Closing Hymn – 125

Our 2020 Lenten Sermon Series
February 26 (Ash Wed.) Isaiah 52:13-15 The Servant King
March 4 Isaiah 53:1-3 The Man of Sorrows
March 11 Isaiah 53:4-5 Our Substitute
March 18 Isaiah 53:6 Our Suffering Shepherd
March 25 Isaiah 53:7 The Lamb of God
April 1 Isaiah 53:8-9 The Innocent Victim
April 9 (Maundy Thursday) Isaiah 53:10 The Submissive Servant
April 10 (Good Friday) Isaiah 53:11 The Anguish of His Soul
April 12 (Easter Sunday) Isaiah 53:12 To The Victor Belong The Spoils

Our six Wednesday Lenten services are at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Worship ( April 9) is at 7:00 p.m. only. (Common Cup). Good Friday Worship (April 10) is at 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Individual Cup). Easter Sunday Worship (April 12) is at 6:30 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. 7th & 8th grade confirmation students will take sermon notes for these services. (There are NO Wednesday Lenten suppers). An Easter breakfast IS being planned.

Various Notes
Voters met this past Sunday to provide guidance to the Council as to whether to continue calling for a Grades 1-2 teacher, or pursue other options. The voters decided to extend a one-year Call at this time. Subsequently, the Council extended a one-year Divine Call to Mrs. Julie A. Miller of Stoddard to teach grades 1-2. We ask the Lord to bless her deliberations.

Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12

52 13 Look, my servant will succeed. He will rise. He will be lifted up. He will be highly exalted. 14 Just as many were appalled at him — his appearance was so disfigured that he did not look like a man, and his form was disfigured more than any other person— 15 so he will sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him, because they will see something they had never been told before, and they will understand something they had never heard before.

53 Who has believed our report, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot and like a root from dry ground. He had no attractiveness and no majesty. When we saw him, nothing about his appearance made us desire him. 3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man who knew grief, who was well acquainted with suffering. Like someone whom people cannot bear to look at, he was despised, and we thought nothing of him. 4 Surely he was taking up our weaknesses, and he was carrying our sufferings. We thought it was because of God that he was stricken, smitten, and afflicted, 5 but it was because of our rebellion that he was pierced. He was crushed for the guilt our sins deserved. The punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all have gone astray like sheep. Each of us has turned to his own way, but the Lord has charged all our guilt to him. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth. Like a lamb he was led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent in front of its shearers, he did not open his mouth. 8 He was taken away without a fair trial and without justice, and of his generation, who even cared? So, he was cut off from the land of the living. He was struck because of the rebellion of my people. 9 They would have assigned him a grave with the wicked, but he was given a grave with the rich in his death, because he had done no violence, and no deceit was in his mouth. 10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and to allow him to suffer. Because you made his life a guilt offering, he will see offspring. He will prolong his days, and the Lord’s gracious plan will succeed in his hand. 11 After his soul experiences anguish, he will see the light of life. He will provide satisfaction.Through their knowledge of him, my just servant will justify the many, for he himself carried their guilt. 12 Therefore I will give him an allotment among the great, and with the strong he will share plunder, because he poured out his life to death, and he let himself be counted with rebellious sinners. He himself carried the sin of many, and he intercedes for the rebels.

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