by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 1 and 2 of a 4 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 1: The Agony and the Ecstasy
Series: Songs For A Solemn Season
Stuart Briscoe
Psalm 22

This Psalm graphically portrays David trapped like a deer by hunters. But our Lord showed it was a prophetic utterance vividly portraying His sufferings and ultimate triumph.

I. The Agony of the Rejected Savior. vv. 1-2

A. Deserted by His God. vv. 1 5
1. Unhelped. v. 1

2. Unheard. v. 2

3. Unholy. v. 3

B. Despised by His people. vv. 6 13
1. Yapping of the dogs. vv. 6 11

2. Goring of the bulls. v.12

3. Devouring of the lion. v.13

C. Destroyed by His cross. vv. 14 21
1. Dried up like a pot. v. 14

2. Ground up like dust. v. 15


Part 2: The Song of the Suffering Servant
Series: Songs For A Solemn Season
Stuart Briscoe
Isaiah 52:13-53:12

The grandeur of Isaiah's prophecy is matched only by the complexity of his thought. Accordingly, scholars vary dramatically in their interpretation. The four "Servant Songs" are no exception but there is no doubt as to how the early church applied them. Acts 8:26 40

I. The Startling Success of the Servant. 52:13 15

A. The Servant identified.
1. Israel as servant. 49:3

2. The servant serving Israel. 49:5

3. The Messiah as Servant. Acts 3:13; Matthew 3:3

B. The Servant mutilated.
1. Inhuman appearance.

2. Horrified reaction.

C. The Servant vindicated.
1. Success the result of prudence. v. 13

2. Horror turned to wonder. v. 14

3. Ignorance banished by revelation. v. 15

II. The Sorrowful Suffering of the Servant. 53:1 3
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