THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ISAIAH

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ISAIAH

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ISAIAH

ISAIAH 7, 9, 61

Quote from R. G. Lee on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ:

“Christ who in eternity rested motherless upon the Father’s bosom, and in time rested fatherless upon a woman’s bosom, clasping the Ancient of Days who has become the Infant of Days. What a descent:

From the heights of glory to the depths of shame …
From the wonders of heaven to the wickedness of earth …
From exaltation to humiliation …
From the throne to the tree …
From dignity to debasement …
From worship to wrath …
From the halls of heaven to the nails of earth …
From the coronation to the curse …
From the glory place to the gory place …

In Bethlehem, humility, and glory in their extremes were joined. Born in a stable! Cradled in a cattle trough! Wrapped in swaddling clothes of poverty! No room for Him who made all rooms! No place for Him who made and knows all places! Oh, deep humiliation of the Creator – born of the creature, woman! But in His descent was the dawn of mercy. Because we cannot ascend to Him, He descends to us.”

SOURCES/ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Akin, Danny.

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Butler, Trent C.

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Merritt, James.

Peters, Jack.

Pruitt, Shane.

Swindoll, Chuck.

Trivette, Ken.

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Wiersbe, Warren. (2003). The Wiersbe Old Testament Commentary. David C. Cook Publishing.

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Content for the sermon has been researched from many different sources. I make every effort to acknowledge these sources whenever possible.