The Suffering Servant

Isaiah 52:13-53:12

The Servant comes to suffer as a substitute for his people.

RESOURCES: ESV Study Bible; The Gospel According to Isaiah 53, edited by Darrell Bock and Mitch Glaser; The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction and Commentary by J. Alec Motyr

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The Wise and Obedient Servant

Isaiah 50:4-11

God’s wise and obedient servant suffers and is vindicated to save his people forever

RESOURCES: ESV Study Bible; The Book of Isaiah (New International Commentary on the Old Testament by Edward J. Young; The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction & Commentary by J. Alec Motyr

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ADVENT: Zechariah's Song

Luke 1:67-80 (read 1:5-25; 57-80)

Zechariah blesses God because after a prolonged silence, God sends a prophet to prepare a path for our Savior.

RESOURCES: ESV Study Bible; Commentaries by NT Wright, David Garland, Kent Hughes, and Robert Stein; Songs of the Nativity by John Calvin

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ADVENT: A Child is Born

In Isaiah 9:6-7, we see that God is zealous to establish his kingdom of peace through this Child of promise.


RESOURCES: ESV Study Bible; Commentaries by Ortlund Jr, Calvin, and Motyer; The Hidden Christmas by Tim Keller; The Kingdom of God by John Bright; The Pastor As Public Theologian by Vanhoozer and Strachan.