Sermon Quotes: "The Servant No One Saw Coming"

“An unpromising person appearing in a failed land.” Ray Ortlund Jr.

“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 by revelation is now stated in this section (v4-6).” Alec Motyer

“Christmas means that we are so lost, so unable to save ourselves, that nothing less than the death of the Son of God himself could save us. To accept the true Christmas gift, you have to admit you’re a sinner. You need to be saved by grace.” Tim Keller

“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 cross which we could never do for ourselves. But God does something else to us as well as for us through the cross. He persuades us that he loves us.” Sinclair Ferguson

“The shameful death is followed by victorious splendor.” Alec Motyer