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Ken Green - April 9, 2017

Jesus is the Servant-Sufferer

Perhaps nothing highlights how Jesus had come to change the world than His activity as God’s Servant-Sufferer. First of all, Jesus—the Lord of all and the Master of the universe—has come to take on the very nature of a servant. He does so in order to take our place, for we are unable to break the shackles of sin that bind us. He rides into Jerusalem knowing death by crucifixion awaits Him. He presses on, knowing that this will change everything…for us…for all people. The divine drama of Holy Week begins with the shouts of Hosanna as Jesus enters Jerusalem, with every pathway leading Him toward the cross. As we walk this way with Jesus, with the one who bears our shame and our death, whom will we invite to walk with us? Jesus, the Servant-Sufferer, bears the need of all, and His path ultimately leads to the glories of His empty tomb.

Scripture References: Isaiah 50:4-9, Philippians 2:5-11

From Series: "How Jesus Changed the World"

During these Sundays in Lent (a time in the church where we prepare for the great Easter celebration of Jesus’ resurrection), we zero in on ways in which Jesus exerted His divine authority, spoke truth with vivid imagery, and changed our eternal destiny. As the One who is fully-God and fully-Man, He singlehandedly changed the course of human history. As we fix our eyes on Jesus, we ask the questions: What does this mean for me? And how do I share this with others so that they, too, are drawn to our victorious and loving Lord?

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