We want a king who is on our side.Pastor Brian Lucas
WHAT WE NEED IS A PERFECT KING IN OUR PLACE.
A Savior King | Brian Lucas – PAX Church (The LORD is Salvation | 04/10/22) – PAX Christian Church Sermons
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This is the 08:30 AM service from PAX Christian Church on 04/10/22.
We are a non-denominational church in northern Nevada.
This current series is called “The LORD is Salvation (The Path to Easter)”.
Wk3: “A Savior King”
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Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week.
High highs >>> lowest lows >>> highest highs
Triumphal Entry (Palm Sunday): Luke 19, John 12, Matthew 21, Mark 11
Then, it goes downhill from there.
The Last Supper (Passover; Exodus 12)
Arrest, Beatings, and trials
WE WANT A KING ON OUR SIDE.
WHAT WE GOT…
WHAT WE NEED IS A PERFECT KING IN OUR PLACE.
Written either in 700s BC or 500s BC. About events in 500s BC.
1. FOR ISRAEL, REGARDING THEIR EXILE AND DELIVERANCE IN 500s BC
2. ABOUT JESUS, AND HIS DELIVERANCE FOR ALL WHO WILL TURN TO HIM AS LORD AND SAVIOR
3. FOR US, WE REBEL AND CREATE DESTRUCTION/DESERVE DEATH AND PUNISHMENT. BUT FAITH IN JESUS BRINGS US SALVATION.
WE NEED THE PERFECT KING TO STAND IN OUR PLACE
Isaiah 52:1-6 NIV
1 Awake, awake, Zion,
clothe yourself with strength!
Put on your garments of splendor,
Jerusalem, the holy city.
The uncircumcised and defiled
will not enter you again.
2 Shake off your dust;
rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem.
Free yourself from the chains on your neck,
Daughter Zion, now a captive.
3 For this is what the Lord says:
“You were sold for nothing,
and without money you will be redeemed.”
4 For this is what the Sovereign Lord says:
“At first my people went down to Egypt to live;
lately, Assyria has oppressed them.
5 “And now what do I have here?” declares the Lord.
“For my people have been taken away for nothing,
and those who rule them mock,
”declares the Lord.
“And all day long
my name is constantly blasphemed.
6 Therefore my people will know my name;
therefore in that day they will know
that it is I who foretold it.
Yes, it is I.”
This is about Israel being conquered by Assyria and taken prisoner into captivity, because they have been rebellious.
But GOD will deliver them, or at least those who turn to Him and call on His name.
It will be known that it is the LORD who has done this.
Jesus will take all who call on his name and save them from rebellion.
This is the part that’s for us as well: God will redeem those who turn to him and away from their rebellious evil ways.
Isaiah 52:7-12 NIV
7 How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of those who bring good news,
who proclaim peace,
who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation,
who say to Zion,
“Your God reigns!”
8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices;
together they shout for joy.
When the Lord returns to Zion,
they will see it with their own eyes.
9 Burst into songs of joy together,
you ruins of Jerusalem,
for the Lord has comforted his people,
he has redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The Lord will lay bare his holy arm
in the sight of all the nations,
and all the ends of the earth will see
the salvation of our God.
11 Depart, depart, go out from there!
Touch no unclean thing!
Come out from it and be pure,
you who carry the articles of the Lord’s house.
12 But you will not leave in haste
or go in flight;
for the Lord will go before you,
the God of Israel will be your rear guard.
“How beautiful… the feet of those who bring good news” (also in Romans 10)
Look at this part:
“The LORD will lay bare his holy arm
in the sight of all the nations,
and all the ends of the earth will see
The salvation of our God“
Chiastic Structure highlighting importance and parallel:
B = “sight”/”see” and “all the nations”/”ends of the earth”
A = “holy arm” meaning power and action of the LORD = “Salvation of our God” his plan to redeem us = ultimately, that’s JESUS (The LORD is Salvation)
Isaiah 52:13-15 NIV
13 See, my servant will act wisely;
he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him—
his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being
and his form marred beyond human likeness—
15 so he will sprinkle many nations,
and kings will shut their mouths because of him.
For what they were not told, they will see,
and what they have not heard, they will understand.
Starting here, through the end of 53, this is talking more and more clearly and specifically about the coming Messiah and what He will do:
THIS IS ABOUT JESUS.
v14 refers to his disfigurement from the beatings and the crown of thorns on his head.
Isaiah 53:1-3 NIV
1 Who has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
53:1 “…arm of the LORD” this is Jesus!
53:2 coming out of obscurity / not an impressive place. Nothing to make him desirable. Doesn’t look like the kind of king we want.We tend to want a king like Saul (first king of Israel) who was tall, handsome, and strong. But he had a corrupt heart and turned from God.
53:3 Jesus fulfills this as he is tortured, spat on, and mocked. Even the disciples ran from him and denied association with him when he was arrested and on trial.
Isaiah 53:4-6 NIV
4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
WE have gone astray…turned our own way…
OUR pain, suffering, transgressions, iniquities, punishment…
ON HIM (JESUS)
HE GIVES US: RIGHTEOUSNESS … healing … peace.
2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV
21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
JESUS IS PERFECT.
WE ARE SINNERS WHO CAUSE CORRUPTION AND DEATH.
THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH.
JESUS TAKES ON OUR PENALTY FOR SIN.
WE GET HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS (PERFECTION).
Hebrews 10:11-18 NIV
11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. 14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. 15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: 16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord.I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” 17 Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless actsI will remember no more.” 18 And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.
HEB 10:14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
2 COR. 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
WE HAVE ALL SINNED. JESUS PAID FOR OUR FREEDOM.WE GET HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PERFECTION.
WE NEED A PERFECT KING TO TAKE OUR PLACE.
Isaiah 53:7 NIV
7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
Calm. Meek. Humble. Quiet.
LIKE A LAMB!
Like the PASSOVER LAMB.
ONCE AND FOR ALL.
Isaiah 53:8-9 NIV
8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was punished.
9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.
Isaiah 53:10-12 NIV
10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.
And here we see another promise, not only will God be with Israel through what is coming to them. Not only will he save them, and restore them.
This servant is to be a light to the gentiles as well—a promise that God’s salvation will go out to the ends of the earth. Available to all.
Romans 10:8-15 NIV
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
SO WHERE ARE YOU RIGHT NOW?Take some time to reflect:
>>> Maybe you need to, for the FIRST TIME EVER, declare Jesus is LORD and admit/believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead.If so, come talk to us, because the biblical response is baptism.
>>> Maybe you are already saved, but you still have a burden of sin you need to offload. Maybe you realize you have wandered a bit lately. It’s time to repent and give that to Jesus and receive his forgiveness and righteousness again.
>>> Maybe you’re in a good place with Jesus right now. You’re feeling that freedom. It’s time to step into something beautiful: SHARE THE GOOD NEWS.
Take time to pray. Get on your knees if you need to. Bow your head to the ground. Reach out to the cross. Lay your burdens down. AND FIND PEACE IN THE FORGIVENESS OF THE ONE WHO SAVED YOU.
WE HAVE A KING WHO TOOK OUR PLACE AND GAVE US SALVATION
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