Magnifying Jesus Through Worship and the Word

Isaiah 53:1-12

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: Isaiah 53:1-12

There is only one Jesus; we exist to magnify Jesus through worship and the Word.

Seven hundred years before Christ’s birth, the prophet Isaiah wrote about Jesus, the promised Messiah and Savior of the world.

Isaiah 53 first prophesies Jesus’ Virgin Birth.

“For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground...” (Isaiah 53:2). Jesus’ miracle birth is essential to our faith. Without the Virgin Birth, Jesus would have been under the curse of Adam, and couldn’t have been our atonement for sin.

Adrian Rogers says, “He was born of a virgin that we might be born again; He became the Son of Man that we might become the sons and daughters of Almighty God.”

This passage also describes Jesus’ virtuous life.

“He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him” (Isaiah 53:2). We may have expected Him to come to Earth in splendor and majesty, but Jesus Christ was quite ordinary. He did not live in royalty or stand out in a crowd. Though He performed miracles, did good, and showed love, He was not without sorrows—only without sin.

This passage also addresses Jesus’ vicarious death.

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).

Jesus took our sins, shame, separation, and suffering. We owe everything to the Savior who took our place and became the object of God’s wrath.

Fourth, we see Jesus’ victorious resurrection.

“...When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days...” (Isaiah 53:10). Three days after His crucifixion, Jesus rose from the dead and walked out of the grave; we serve a living, risen, victorious Savior.

Finally, this passage gives insight into His visible return.

“He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities” (Isaiah 53:11). He is coming again; our only hope in this world is to know Him and look forward to His Second Coming.

Apply it to your life

Today, magnify the Lord Jesus through worship and reading His Word. Thank Him for who He is: His birth, life, death, and resurrection.