Sunday, April 09, 2017
Title: One Dangerous “Yes”
Text: Isaiah 52:13–53:12
Topic: The Cross in the Life of One Who Says “Yes”
Teacher: David Gooding
It’s always smart to find out all the details of an agreement before you say, “Yes.” You want to see the road ahead; see all the potential roadblocks and the potential advantages.
When Jesus was betrayed by one of his friends, turned over to the authorities, wrongly accused, convicted, and sentenced to death, everyone was caught off guard. The disciples didn’t see it coming, his family never expected it, and the Palm Sunday crowds wouldn’t believe it.
Perhaps the only one who wasn’t caught off guard was Jesus because He knew what had been written about Him; He knew the reason He had come. He was the Suffering Servant of which Isaiah wrote, “But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.”
Jesus knew ahead of time what His mission would cost Him and yet, He still said, “Yes.”