The Lamb is revealed progressively through the Word. Isaiah presents a lament that Israel shall sing upon realizing Christ as the Savior and King. Christ was seen as insignificant, dismissed, despised, crucified. His Word remains and triumphs. The suffering Servant wins our place in His Kingdom. Deuteronomy 29:29; Revelation 21:9; Isaiah 52:13-53:1-7

Speaker(s): Justin Schaller
Sermon 12338
11:00 AM on 7/17/2022


P. Justin Schaller –

Good morning. Can we stand. Great to be here this morning. Wasn’t that a beautiful song? An upbeat
song for a Sunday morning. Hey, calm down! That was fantastic.
So, here we are on a Sunday morning. Why do we come to church. Why do we come to church?
Is worship about us or about him? “I don’t like to worship so much.” It doesn’t matter. It’s
about him. Don’t you know you present your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto
the Lord? We come as sacrifices before God and so that we lift up our worship to him. We are
just believing that it’s holy and acceptable and pleasing to him which it is cause the Spirit is here
with us this morning. The Word of God, as we’ve been taught, the Word of God is the revealed
truth, objective truth and it’s the only thing that we have that is true. Deuteronomy 29:29, if we can just
read that, pray and sit down.

Deuteronomy 29:29 is an amazing verse. Do you know there are things you don’t know about God? No
one knows about God. The only way that you can know it is if it was revealed to you. But the
things that are revealed belong to us. Revelation is something you take the top off of something
so you can see inside. Something that was hidden before that is now revealed for us to look at
and to see. But there are certain things that we will never know possibly about who God is and
how he works. They belong to him. But he’s decided in his wisdom and his goodness to reveal
to us the character and nature of who he is. And that’s what we want to pray as a Body this
morning that God will reveal this to us and we can see it clearly. Are you in this with me? Let’s
do it. (Prayer).

This morning we are going to dive into a chapter that many of you know. Most popular I would
say – popular is probably not the best word. The most well known Old Testament Scripture
which is Isaiah 53. The way we are going to go through it is, we are not going to go through the
entirety of the chapter, but what I would like to do is set up a context for you and we’ll start
working through a few of the verses. Our goal in this is to see the character and nature of who
Christ is.

To start off, I just want to say and P. Eugene just mentioned it, this is what I spoke on at 9 a.m.
There is a term that we use, a theological term, that is called progressive revelation. Many of
you know it I’m sure. One example of progressive revelation is the lamb. At the beginning of the
Bible, we see that man is in a predicament that he is separated from a holy, righteous God and
he realizes for the first time that he is guilty and has shame. We see that God produces or
provides the invisible lamb, meaning he takes an animal and kills it and provides clothing and
covering for the nakedness and shame of Adam and Eve. We see a little bit about the animal.
Then we see in Genesis 22, we see that Abraham has to sacrifice his son, Isaac. But God provides the

In Exodus, we see that when the Jews are in Egypt and they need to be delivered from the last plague of death, the angel of death, that God tells them they need to take a lamb and
that lamb would be an atoning work or payment for their sins.
So, we have a little bit more information that God needs a lamb. The lamb will be provided by
God. The lamb needs to be slaughtered and the blood needs to be a payment for their sins. As
we work through the Old Testament, the lamb becomes clearer and clearer.

When we get to the book of Leviticus, we see that the lamb needs to be unblemished. That it
needs to be holy. Then in Isaiah 53, we see that the lamb is actually a human being. It’s not any
human being but it’s the servant of Jehovah. That lamb will come and that lamb will be killed on
a cross and buried, but he will be resurrected and ascend and coronated as king of the universe.
John 1, we see that that lamb is actually Christ, where John the Baptist says, behold the lamb of
God. Peter says he’s a holy, unblemished lamb. In Revelation 21, if you just look there in vs. 9, we see
that the lamb is in heaven and the lamb has created a new heaven and a new earth; and the
lamb in vs. 9 has a wife.

So now, it’s not just an animal. It’s not just a substitutionary sacrifice. But the lamb is actually a
perfect, unblemished human being that is God in the flesh and will ultimately be reigning in a
new heaven and a new earth and that lamb will have a bride in vs. 9. That lamb in vs. 11, having
the glory of God, it’s radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper. We see, look at vs. 22. We see
now that the lamb is God.

So, we progressively see through the Scripture more and more and more of who he is. In Isaiah
is the clearest picture. Augustine said if we didn’t have the four gospels, we would have the
gospel in Isaiah 53. You have God in the flesh. You have God suffering for the atonement of sin. You
have God being crucified. You have God being buried. You have God being raised. You have
God being coronated as king. The book of Isaiah is amazing because it is a mere image of the
Bible. What do I mean by that is the Bible is the only revealed word that we have. There’s no
other name under heaven that man shall be saved but by the lamb. It doesn’t matter what
people think. It doesn’t matter what people feel. It doesn’t matter what people want. There is
only one revealed truth of who God is, and there is no other name but by the name of Jesus
that a man shall be saved.

We live in a day and age of post-modern feelings and no truth, all subjective truth. But this
word doesn’t even need us to defend itself. It defends itself. We don’t need anybody to defend
it. It defends itself. That’s what we want to look at this morning.

The book of Isaiah is a mere image of the Bible. The Bible is 66 books made up of 39 Old
Testament books, 27 New Testament books. The book of Isaiah is split up into two sections. It’s
made up of 66 chapters with 2 sections. Chapters 1-39 is all about the judgment of Israel.
Chapter 40 – 66 is all about the salvation of Israel, salvation of the world, salvation of a new heaven and new earth that is going to come. Thirty nine chapters of judgment. Twenty-seven
chapters of salvation and the Messiah coming.

In those 27 chapters, it’s divided into three sections of 9 chapters. The first 9 is the salvation of
the Jews. The second 9 is the salvation of the world. The third 9 is the salvation of a new
heaven and a new earth. If you look in chapter 40 which is the start of the second section, the
book of Isaiah starts exactly the way the New Testament starts and it ends exactly the same
way the New testament ends. Do you guys follow that with me?

Sixty-six books, 39 O.T. books, 27 N. T. books. This is the second half of the book of Isaiah. Look
at how it starts in vs. 3. A voice cries in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord. New
Testament starts the same way. John the Baptist. There’s a voice in the wilderness saying
prepare ye the way of the Lord. What is he saying? Get ready for the lamb. Isaiah says the same
thing. Get ready for the lamb because the next section of the 27 books is all about the lamb.
In the middle of the second section is Isaiah 53. In the middle portion of the chapter of Isaiah 53 is
verse 6 which says, “all we like sheep have gone astray.” The clear picture of humanity. If we go
to the end of Isaiah in Isaiah 65:17, does this sound familiar?

Like Revelation 21 and 22. “Behold, I create a new heaven and a new earth. The former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.” This is the gospel written 750 years before Christ comes. The nation of Israel is two
separate nations. The northern kingdom has already been taken into captivity in Babylon. The
southern kingdom is still hanging on. Isaiah is raised up as the prophet to speak for God and
what he speaks is that judgment is coming on the house of Israel. That’s more or less the first
39 chapters.

But then he shifts in chapter 40. He pivots. He says, yes, judgment is coming. You’re going to be
taken into captivity. Babylon is going to take you into captivity but chapter 40 shifts. He is
saying the true Lamb of God, Messiah, he will come and he will take away the sins of the world.
And he gives them hope.

We see Isaiah in the book of Hebrews, Hebrews 11. We see that there was these people that
receive the promise but they never attained it. What does that mean? Jesus even said to the
Pharisees, he said, all the prophets were begging to see the day of what you are hearing and
seeing right now, but they never received it. Isaiah was sawed asunder. King Manasseh took
Isaiah and cut him in half Jewish tradition says. That’s what Hebrews 11 is saying. Isaiah saw the
future but he didn’t fully know what you and I know. Peter says in 1 Peter 1, angels are begging
to look in to see what you and I know with the revelation that God has given us.

Let’s go to Isaiah 53 and look at this. Are you guys following this with me this morning? Isaiah 53,
this is not a – we look at it or I have always looked at it as a prophecy of Isaiah seeing 750 years
into the future, which it is. But in the second section of the book of Isaiah, there’s four servant songs. Four songs of the slave of Jehovah. In this song starts in chapter 52:13. We’ll read
through few of these verses. Vs. 14-15. Is. 53:1-6. Let’s stop there and make a few points.
The first one being this that every verb that is in Is 53 is a past-tense action verb. What does
that mean? That means there is a people in the future that are singing this song by looking back
at something that has happened. If we look you can see vs. 3.

He was despised rejected. Vs. 4. Surely he has borne. Past tense action. Yet we esteemed him. Already happened. He was pierced. He was crushed. You get the point? This is a people that are looking back at the cross
and saying he was crucified. He was pierced. He was rejected.
Now the thing to know about the servant songs is these are songs that Israel will sing about the
slave of Jehovah. So, what is this? This is not Isaiah looking forward at the cross and then
speaking in past tense verbs. Rather, Isaiah is looking past the cross at a people who are looking
back at the cross singing this song. This is a confession of people saying, we rejected. We didn’t
see. What is this? Well, we have the revealed Word of God so we can see what this is.
Let’s turn to the book of Zechariah. Zechariah 12.

Let’s go all the way to the end of the age. Zechariah is about 150 years after Isaiah. And he’s telling the Jews they have already returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity. They are already in Israel. Zechariah in 12:1
receives the oracle or the Word of God concerning Israel. He is saying, Israel, you want to know
about your future? God has given me a prophecy and this is what your future is. He is talking in
the future. He is talking past our present time. And this is what he says in vs. 2-3. He's going to
make Israel a weapon against its enemies. Vs. 3. Do you see that? Zechariah is giving a prophecy
and saying at the end of the age, there’s going to come a time that this little land of Israel,
every single nation on the earth will come to its borders and there won’t be one ally, not even
the U.S. that will be for Israel. Vs. 4-5.

There’s going to be a day that every nation on the face of the planet is going to come against Israel and on that day, Israel will have no other ally but one and that is God. They’ll call out to God and God will do a miraculous, supernatural protection and give Israel victory. What do we call that? The battle of Armageddon.
When that happens, there’s something else that’s going to happen. This is the important thing
for us this morning to know. When that happens, all the nations gather. God will protect in vs.
10. At the end of the Tribulation when every thing comes to it’s apex and all the nations of the
world are about to destroy Israel, God will protect them and he will pour out his Spirit on them.
What does that mean? When they look on me whom they have pierced. You go through the
book of Zechariah and you see at the end of the age, two thirds of Israel will be wiped out and
one third will become believers in Christ.

Look at this, vs. 10. Who is me? The Lord in vs. 1. When they look on me. On him. Who’s him?
On him they have pierced. When they look on me they’re realize they pierced him and him is
me. They will have a revelation and they will see that Jesus the Messiah came in human flesh and they missed it. And they will sing the song in Isaiah 53. Are you ready? Starting in vs. 1. Do you
know that the Old Testament was written by Jews. The New Testament was written by Jews.
The gospel was given to us by a Jewish man. They’re saying who has believed the report that
was given to us? What they are going to look back and see that generations have missed the
gospel. And it’s a lament. It’s a sad song. The message that was given to us. What was that
message? It was the arm of the Lord. That’s a euphemism for the strength of God. Paul says in
Rom. 1, what is the strength of God? It’s the gospel.

The Jews are saying who has believed the message that was heard by us? We heard it and we
admit that we didn’t believe it. The message of the Messiah and also the gospel came to us and
we didn’t believe it. They are going to give us a list in chapter 53:2 of why they didn’t believe.
Are you ready?

The first one is this, “for he grew up before him like a young plant.” Young plant is like when
you have a tree growing up, you have little branches that stick out from the piece of the tree.
They are useless. They’re fruitless. They’re what they call sucker branches. You just knock them
off. Root out of dry ground. A young plant is meaning who has believed the strength of God
that came to us in Jesus Christ? When we looked at him, he was insignificant. He was a nobody.
He was not needed. He was born in Bethlehem. Raised in Nazareth. Uneducated. From an
insignificant family, insignificant town. Born in a stable. Shepherds, the lowest class of society
were there welcoming him into the world. He was no king. He was no great man. He was just a
little twig. Pharisees even said, can anything good come out of Nazareth? Nothing. This can’t be
the Messiah. This can’t be the one we are waiting for. He is not like David. He is not like Saul. He
is not like any great king. This can’t be the Messiah.

And whenever Jesus did something miraculous and showed his power, they wanted to make
him king. But when they realized he was talking about suffering and death, they realized this
cannot be our king. The reason why we didn’t believe the report was because he was a root out
of dry ground. Root out of dry ground meaning he’s not bearing any fruit. You trip over that.
You got to pluck it up and pull it out. Then they go on and they say he had no form or majesty.
Meaning Saul, whenever the Jews would pick a king, they would always go for outer looks,
wouldn’t they? Who’s going to be the king? The tallest guy. Saul, you’re the king. Who is going
to be the king? David who God chose but he was a good looking man.

Jesus not so much. He had no form, no majesty. He called himself a king but he had no
elevation, no throne, no kingdom. Even when the Jews crucified him, they made a point to put
on top of the cross, here’s the king of the Jews. Contempt. He had no form, no majesty that we
should look at him. No beauty that we should desire him. When they looked at Jesus, they saw
no king, no Messiah. They saw just a wild, crazy lunatic.

Vs. 3. Jews why didn’t you believe when Christ came? Vs. 3. “He was despised and rejected by
men.” Despised meaning contempt. Not just like we don’t like him. We hate him. We don’t
want anything to do with him. The word “rejected by men” is a Hebrew word that’s very
specific. It’s not just rejected by men overall. But it’s rejected by distinguished men. If you look
at Jn. 7, you see this clearly. Vs. 47. A better way to say that is we are way more educated, way
more smarter, intellectual than you. If we don’t believe it, it’s definitely not true. That’s why
when Jesus came, who did he come for? He didn’t come for the healthy. He came for the? Sick.
When the Jews were looking for Messiah, they were not looking for a Messiah to give them
righteousness because Romans chapter 10 said they had already established their own

When Jesus came, they were looking for prosperity in the land and they were
looking for someone who would be raised up and deliver them from the Romans. But rather
than attacking the Romans, Jesus attacked them. And they didn’t like it. The Jews are saying in
Isaiah 53, even the distinguished men didn’t believe in him. How could we? He was despised. He
was rejected by men. He was a man of sorrows. Man of sorrows.

Like if you have a major surgery coming up in a week or so, and you’re thinking about what you
have to do through, do you get a little anxious while you are lying in bed? If you knew you are
on death row, and you knew tomorrow you’re going to have to sit in an electric chair and
you’re going to die, would you be a little nervous the night before? How about if you are a 12-
year old boy and you’re lying in bed and you’re seeing that you are going to be scorned to the
point that you are not even going to look like a human? Do you think you would walk around
clicking your heels thinking that everything is great? I’m living my best life now. Or would you
be acquainted with grief.

When death is on your doorstep, on the night before your crucifixion, you don’t even know the
anguish you are going to endure the next day; would you be a man or woman with sorrow? I
think you would. Jesus knew his omniscience where he was going and what he would have to
suffer. Look at this. This is an amazing point.

The Jews give their reason. Who believed the report that was given to us? We are the Jews. We
are the ones that are the holder of the revelation of God, and we didn’t believe. This is why.
There’s nothing beautiful about him. He was no king. He came from insignificance. The middle
of his life was insignificant and the end of his life he died on a cross like a murderer. Of course,
we didn’t believe. And then on top of it, all the religious, intellectuals of the day rejected him
even though not all of them did. And because of that, he is one from whom men hid their faces.
Men hid their faces.

If you go back a few verses to Isaiah 52:13, this is really the gospel in three verses. “He shall be
high” meaning crucifixion. “He shall be lifted up” meaning resurrection. “He shall be exalted” which means ascension and coronation. As many were astonished at you. His appearance was
so marred meaning that his human appearance.
Look at vs. 14. His form meaning his face and his form, his human semblance. I’m sorry. His
human semblance meaning his face and his form meaning his body was so dismantled he didn’t
even look like a human being. His appearance was so marred beyond human appearance.
When he was on the cross, he was so beaten, so bruised, so tortured, crown of thorns in his
head, face covered with blood, that when you looked at him you wanted to look away.

When he is on the cross, he is not only not even looking like a human with all of his joints or bones
being out of joint. But he is sitting there in vs. 3 of Isaiah 53 and we hid our face from him. When
you see something grotesque, you don’t even want to look at it.
He was despised in vs. 3 and we esteemed him not. “Esteemed him not” is like a very kind way
of saying he is non- existent to us. But look at vs. 4. In Zech. 12 the Spirit of grace is poured out
and their eyes are open on the one whom they pierced. They look back to the cross and in past
tense verb, “surely he has borne our grief.” Acts 3 the one you have pierced.
Let’s look at it in Acts 3. The sermon by Peter. Vs. 13. Remember, Peter is speaking to the
religious intellectuals of the day. Vs. 14-19.

That is salvation. You have to come to a place to realize that you are the one that put Christ there. And if that doesn’t put you into the place of the Jews looking back and realizing for generation they missed the Messiah, and they rather
instead of glorifying and serving him, they crucified him. And they sing this lament in vs. 4.
Watch this: “yet we esteemed him stricken.” What did the Jews say when Jesus did miracles?
The end of it in Matthew 12:13, you do it from the devil. And what happened when people did
miracles with the power of the devil? God would stricken them dead. What would you do if you
had a false prophet that would prophesy something and it didn’t come to pass? They were
stoned to death cause that’s what God said. This Messiah that we missed but now we see, we
esteemed him to be stricken, smitten by God and afflicted.

Like Caiaphas, the high priest, in the year of the crucifixion of Christ what does he say? Don’t
you fools need to know that one man needs to die so that the whole nation can be saved?
What was he saying? He was saying that Jesus was flipping the country upside down, ruining
their power structure and religion. He said to them, don’t you know that if we just kill him, we’ll
have our nation back and the Romans will take away everything we have? But when he said
that, he prophesied that by his guilty hand he would take a holy, righteous lamb and put it on
the cross and that work of atonement would be Caiaphas’ salvation.

Vs. 5. Zechariah 12, they are looking back and they are saying that was the Messiah. He was the
lamb that we heard about all the way through the Old Testament. He came in the flesh. We
crucified him. But his grace is still extended to us. It’s an amazing thing. They have this confession. All we like sheep have gone astray. Vs. 6. It’s amazing. You see it over and over

Just catch this. Just catch one thing this morning. Joseph and his brothers. Joseph has a dream
from God. Joseph tells his brothers. His brothers what? They sell him into slavery. At the end of
the story, we know the famine in Israel. The brothers come back. Joseph is president or
whatever he is. Vice president or whatever it is in Egypt. They come to him for salvation. They
don’t know it’s him. Then he reveals himself to be their brother. And what does he say? You
meant it for evil, God meant it for good.

The Jews today in the synagogue, they don’t read Isaiah 53. It’s so confusing for them. We read
it. You read this chapter to somebody that doesn’t know anything about the Bible and a little bit
about Christ and you read that to them and you say, who’s that talking about? They’re going to
say Jesus. You go, exactly. It was written 750 years before Christ even came and it was fulfilled.
“The grass withers, the flower fades but the Word of the Lord endures forever.” It doesn’t
matter if the religious Jews, the intellectuals of the day don’t receive him. It doesn’t make it any
less true. And how do we know that it’s true? Because it’s the revelation of God that has been
given to us and it explains and defends itself. There’s no other book on the planet in the
universe that does that.

What is it telling us? It should tell us that you’re all damned because you rejected me. But what
does it tell us? It tells us yes, you rejected me. You despised me. You afflicted me. You put me
on a cross. You killed me. You hated me but my grace is still coming after you. That is an
amazing truth about who he is.

Vs. 7. This is his trial now. He’s like a lamb led to the slaughter. This lamb and the one who is
going to be the butcher, the butcher is always the one who has power over the lamb, but in this
case the lamb has power over the butcher. Jesus even said I could call thousands of angels right
now and wipe all of you guys out. But I have decided in myself, in my humility, in eternity past
that you would reject but I would still come and I would be that perfect, holy, righteous lamb
and I would give myself over to the ones that would torture me and kill me but it’s for your
sake. The ones who drive the nail in, I’m doing it for you. Jews, you have revelation all the way
back to the beginning and you still rejected because you looked at me and saw no beauty.
But look at it again. We go back to chapter 52:15.

In Zechariah 12 when Christ comes back, the Jews see him as their Messiah. A third of them will become believers in Christ. They will see the one whom they pierced. And the kings, the Putin’s of the world, the dictators of the world, all
of them will shut their mouth because the sun is going to go black. The moon is going to go
black and there’s going to be only one light in all of the universe and that is the returning king.

And look at what he says, Isaiah 52:15. Meaning that the world doesn’t know that Christ is coming
back and he’s the true king but it says when they see him, they will know. Philippians 2, every knee
will bow, every tongue will confess that he is Lord. That the returning Messiah when they see
him come back he will establish his kingdom. Vs. 15. The suffering servant of Jehovah, the one
who had no comeliness, no attraction, will come as a blazing glory, the light that will illuminate
the new heaven and the new earth and every knee will bow and see him for who he is. Isaiah 53 is
the middle portion of this which is he first has to come and be the slave of Jehovah.
Let’s look at Acts 3 in closing. How are we changed? How are we transformed? Why are we
talking about this this morning? Because when you look into the glory of Christ, you are

I love this church cause this church is not a man centered church. This is not a church
where we come and hear about ourselves. We come to church because we want to hear about
him. We get tired of ourselves. We want to look at him. When we look at the beauty and the
majesty of the revealed Savior, it’s amazing and it’s sweet.

Look in Acts 3. The last portion in vs. 22. Moses is even talking about this Messiah, Jesus. Even
Moses was talking about Christ. Vs. 23-26. How great is his grace and his mercy? It’s
unbelievable. Romans 11 in closing where Paul is conflicted for his own people the Jews who have
rejected Christ because they haven’t had that revelation of who Christ is even though over the
last 2,000 years there are Jews that become followers of Christ. But in Zechariah 12, it’s talking
about the entirety of the nation being saved.

This is what Paul wants to see happen. Romans 11:25, Is. 6, seeing they don’t see and hearing they
don’t hear. They read Isaiah 53, but the veil is still over the Scripture. The reason why that is, vs.
25. The fulness of the Gentiles has not come in. The reason why they rejected Christ is for us,
church. If that didn’t happen, the fulness of the Gentiles wouldn’t have happened.
Vs. 28. They are elect. Look at vs. 26. They received revelation. They missed it. They received
Messiah. They missed it. They received the proclamation of the resurrection. They missed it.
God is still faithful all the way to the end. It hasn’t happened yet. There’s going to be a day that
Israel is going to be surrounded and we can all see it right now.

The nukes are going to be pointed at Israel and America is going to be out of the picture and no one is going to be there
but they are going to cry out for God, and God is not going to forsake them. If that’s the
character and nature – application – character and nature who he is towards a people group
who rejected him for the last few thousand years, what’s his attitude toward you this morning?
His grace never changes. It’s not based on you. It’s not even based on your own righteousness.
They missed Christ, Romans 10, because of their own righteousness but rather he has
enveloped you and wrapped you in his righteousness so that when you stand before God, he
sees nothing but the perfection of the Lamb. And that is you in Revelation 22. That is you. When the
Lamb of God in full fruition of the prophesy from Genesis 3 all the way to Revelation 22, there’s the lamb with the bride and who’s the bride?

The Gentiles and the Jews. Every single one of
them that denied him because we’ve all have, every single one of them that crucified him
because we all have. We put him on the cross. We’ll all be standing there being loved by our
husband which is the Lamb. How great is our God. How great is Christ. You can’t make this up.
You cannot make this up.

In closing, I said at the 9, we live in a day of post-modern thought. There’s no objective truth.
It’s all subjective. It’s what you feel. It doesn’t matter what you feel. I can believe the moon is
made of cheese. It doesn’t matter. Go right ahead. Bite in. You’re just a rock. We live in a day
and age that even our authorities, scientism, says we have the answers. This Bible stuff is
garbage. Guess what? Scientism has been wrong for hundreds of years. You know what endures
over a millennia? It’s the Word of God. Hey, scientism, nothing wrong with science but that’s
not the end all, be all. It just proves reality. It doesn’t explain it.

It’s not the end all, be all. Let me just say this. Science has been wrong; 750 years before Messiah came it was already
written about what his life would look like and what would happen. It’s either true or not true.
It’s true. And in Acts 8 in closing, there’s an Ethiopian eunuch and what’s he reading? Isaiah 53
and what does he say? How am I supposed to understand this? He goes, this is who he is. He
goes all the way back to the beginning. It’s the suffering servant, Jesus. He came here. He died
here in Israel and he’s risen. He’s ascended to heaven and guess what? He’s coming back. That
day, the Ethiopian eunuch was what? Baptized and saved. Amen.

That’s the message, church, that we have. Be not ashamed of the gospel. It is the wisdom of
God. It is foolishness of men but it’s the wisdom of God. When you hear people talking about
the Bible, they don’t even know what they are talking about. They go, it can’t be true. It’s fairy
tales. Oh really? Why don’t you sit down and listen to what Isaiah the prophet said? It’s true,
isn’t it? Don’t we love it? We love it. Praise the Lord.

Let’s pray.



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