This weekend, we conclude Isaiah 53 and focus on the reward for Jesus’ obedience. Isaiah writes about Jesus’ seeing generations beyond Himself, pointing forward to the resurrection and His victory over death and the grave. We were stolen out of God’s hand, but Christ came to rob the grave and steal us back. The title of today’s message is “PLUNDER.”
This weekend I will be preaching the second message titled – “Have you received God’s Eternal Love?” The Bible tells us that Jesus was the “Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” This means that you and I were on the heart of Jesus Christ even before the world was created! Knowing that it would cost Him His life, He still created the world and all of us.
In our series on the life of Christ we come to the passage where John the Baptizer points his disciples to Jesus. John could have hung on to his followers but he was willing to let them go for someone far better –Jesus, the Lamb of God. Even though Jesus superseded John, it must have still been hard for John to see all his followers abandon him for Jesus. Nonetheless, John knew that this had to happen. Several questions come to mind: Who is following you? Are you leading them in the right direction? Better question – Are you leading them to the right person? Who are you following? Is His name Jesus? There’s no one truly worth following that is not following Jesus. Think about that.