Isaiah 53 – Is Jesus the Suffering Servant?

Please read through this study and leave comments to generate discussion. 

Isaiah 52:13-53:12 was written over 700 years before Jesus was born!  Yet if people were to hear it read without any context or indication of chapter or verse numbers, they automatically recognize that it is about Jesus if they already know the Jesus narrative of salvation by grace through faith in Christ Jesus.  Let’s read this section from Isaiah and as we do so let’s think about all the ways it points to Jesus.

Isaiah 53:3  – Luke 23:35

Isaiah 53:5 – John 19:34

Isaiah 53:6 – 1 Peter 2:24

Isaiah 53:7-9 – 1 Peter 2:21-23

Isaiah 53:9 – Matthew 27:44

Isaiah 53:11 – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Isaiah 53:12 – Luke 22:37

Isaiah 53:12 – Hebrews 9:23

Isaiah 53:12 – Luke 23:34

Read Luke 24:13-32

Why did they not recognize Jesus?

What did Jesus share with them on the road?

Are we ever like the disciples who saw Jesus but didn’t recognize him?

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Andy Wrasman

I live in Lilburn, GA, with my wife and two young kids. I am a pastor at Oak Road Lutheran Church. I've written a book called, Contradict - They Can't All Be True. Be sure to visit my other website:

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