A. BY HIS STRIPES SUMS UP THE GOSPEL AND GREATNESS OF GOD.
(1 Pet. 2:21-24; 1 Cor. 15:3; Isa. 53:1; Matt. 20:28; 2 Cor. 5:21).
B. PROPHESIED BY ISAIAH.
A. MANY WORDS AND PHRASES INDICATE THE EXTENT OF HIS SUFFERING.
1. vs. 5 Wounded, bruised, chastisement, stripes.
2. vs. 6 laid on him the iniquity of us all.
3. vs. 7 oppressed, afflicted.
4. vs. 8 taken away, cut off out of the land of the living, stricken.
5. vs. 10 bruise, put him to grief, his soul an offering for sin
6. vs. 11 travail of his soul, bear their iniquities.
7. vs. 12 poured out his soul unto death, numbered with transgressors, bare the sin.
B. HIS SUFFERING WAS 2-FOLD.
1. The physical suffering of crucifixion.
2. The chastisement of our peace punishment for our sins (Rom. 6:23; Isa. 59:1-2).
C. HOW GREAT THE WICKEDNESS OF MAN! (Gen. 6:5; Isa. 64:6; Jer. 17:9).
D. HOW DARK THE WORLD WITHOUT GOD (Eph. 2:12; Luke 22:53).
E. AN ERRONEOUS ESTIMATION OF HIS SUFFERING LEADS TO ERROR.
1. He did not suffer on account of his own evil (1 Pet. 2:21-23).
2. Where his suffering is minimized, so is his love (John 15:13).
A. HE SUFFERED FOR SINS NOT HIS OWN (Heb. 4:15; 1 Pet. 2:21-23).
B. THE PERFECT SACRIFICE (1 Pet. 1:18-19). Without spot or blemish.
C. IT WAS FOR OUR SINS (1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:14-15; 1 Pet. 2:24).
A. HE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT ALL THE SACRIFICES OF MAN UNDER THE LAW OF MOSES COULD NOT DO (Heb. 10:3-4, 11-13).
B. JUSTICE IS SATISFIED (Rom. 3:23-26).
A. BY HIS SUFFERING WE ARE RECONCILED TO GOD (2 Cor. 5:18-19).
1. God does the reconciling (vs. 18).
2. It is through forgiveness (vs. 19).
B. BY HIS SUFFERING WE ARE MOTIVATED TO START AFRESH (2 Cor. 5:17).
1. Led by faith, appreciation and love (Rom. 5:5-8; 2:4).
2. We love because (1 John 4:19; John 14:15).
A. HIS SUFFERING IS OUR VICTORY (Isa. 53:10-12; Rom. 7:24-25).
B. HOW HIS VICTORY CAN BE OURS (Acts 2:24, 36-41).