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Christ In The Old Testament

It's Unbelievable

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | May 25, 1975

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The book of Isaiah is like a mini-Bible with 39 chapters of judgment and 27 chapters of salvation. At the heart of it is Isaiah 53 where we see the voluntary suffering of an innocent man for another person’s sin. Jesus suffered to pay the price for our sin. By His suffering, we were healed—and that’s unbelievable. It is the only way our sins can be forgiven, and the only way God’s demand for justice can be satisfied.

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Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.

Isaiah 53 is the heart of the book. Isaiah is like a mini Bible, 39 chapters of judgment and 27 of salvation

Voluntary, innocent suffering for another person’s sin

Why is the Gospel so unbelievable?

  • The Gospel concerns an unbelievable person (v 1-4)
    • Human yet divine
    • Humble yet exalted
    • Hated yet he loved people
  • It demands an unbelievable price (v 5-9)
    • Jesus suffered for us
    • All have gone astray
    • Jesus bears our iniquity
  • It fulfills an unbelievable purpose (10-12)
    • Justice was satisfied
    • God has paid the price for our sin, and if we accept this price, we are forgiven. But if we reject it, we reject the only satisfaction God gave.
    • Sinners were justified
    • God was glorified
    • The whole purpose of Calvary was to conqueror death and sin and give God the glory
    • It was a victory!

Who has believed our report?

Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved

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