Sunday Sermon Quotes [Tell Them That Again]

"The entire Bible pivots on one weekend in Jerusalem two thousand years ago." D.A. Carson

"Nothing but divine revelation can make the Servant known to us and draw us to him. What the human eye missed, what can be known only be revelation is now stated in this section (Isa. 53:4-6)." Alec Motyer

"Isaiah writes as if we were there at the cross, because we were. If it wasn't our guilt that required the death of Jesus, what did? Remember Rembrandt's painting, 'The Raising of the Cross,' how he paints himself in the picture as one of the men crucifying the Lord? He not only portrays Jesus; he includes himself in the scene. Isaiah is doing that here, not with a brush on canvas but with a pen on paper. He's not only describing Jesus; he's telling our story too. We cannot say, 'If I had been there, I wouldn't have shouted 'Crucify him!'" Ray Ortlund Jr.

"He gives his life for the sheep who strangely, are his murderers." Goeffrey Grogan

"He endured and exhausted the destructive divine judgment for which we were otherwise inescapably destined." J. I. Packer

"To put it bluntly and plainly, if Christ is not my Substitute, I still occupy the place of a condemned sinner. If my sins and my guilt are not transferred to Him, if he did not take them upon Himself, then surely they remain with me. If he did not deal with my sins, I must face the consequences. If my penally was not borne by Him, it still hangs over me. There is no other possibility." Leon Morris

"When we think of Christ dying on the cross we are shown the lengths to which God's love goes in order to win us back to himself. We would almost think that God loved us more than he loves his Son! We cannot measure such love by any other standard. He is saying to us: I love you this much. The cross is the heart of the gospel. It makes the gospel good news: Christ died for us. He has stood in our place before God's judgment seat. He has borne our sins. God has done something on the the cross which we could never do for ourselves. But God does something to us as well as for us through the cross. He persuades us that he love us." Sinclair Ferguson

"He who was publicly condemned for us in his death was publicly vindicated in his resurrection. The resurrection was God's decisive demonstration that he had not died in vain." John Stott