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Worship 12.20.20

The Fifth Gospel Part 4

December 20, 2020 • Daniel Camp • Isaiah 53:1-6

The Fifth Gospel Part 4 - On the Advent Sunday of Love, we’ll look to perhaps Isaiah’s most famous messianic prophecy, the song of the Suffering Servant, which promises that God will send one who will bear our sins for us. For all the joy the manger brings, it is the cross that ultimately shows God’s love. Isaiah 53:1-6 NRSV Who has believed what we have heard? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 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, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. 3 He was despised and rejected by others; a man of suffering[a] and acquainted with infirmity; and as one from whom others hide their faces[b] he was despised, and we held him of no account. 4 Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.