The Suffering Servant – Isaiah 53

Read the Passage: Isaiah 53

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Appearance (53:1–3)

As was previously noted, the book of Isaiah contains four so-called “Servant Songs,” which are sometimes referred to as “Servant Poems.” These Songs, given at Isa. 42:1–4; 49:1–6; 50:4–7; and 52:13–53:12, describe a Servant of God, who ultimately is Jesus Christ. Continue reading The Suffering Servant – Isaiah 53

Reconciled by Christ – Ephesians 2:11–22

Read the Passage: Ephesians 2:11-22

Enmity in the Flesh (2:11–13)

In this letter Paul is encouraging the church, exhorting spiritual growth, and fostering Christian community—all by reminding the believers in Ephesus about their identity in Christ. After writing about salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Eph. 2:4–10, as he had done in Eph. 2:1–3, so here in Eph. 2:11–13 Paul again reminded the church about their pre-conversion condition. Continue reading Reconciled by Christ – Ephesians 2:11–22