God’s Chosen Servant (Isaiah 42:1-10)

God's Chosen Servant (Isaiah 42:1-10)

Isaiah 42:1-10

I. The Servant’s ministry (Isaiah 42:1-4)

    A. Who is the Servant? (Matthew 12:9-21)
    B. He became the Servant by choice (Philippians 2:5-7) and encourages His followers to choose servanthood as well (Matthew 20:25-28)
    C. “I have put My Spirit upon Him” (Luke 3:21-22)
    D. His ministry style of humility and gentleness (John 8:32; 2 Corinthians 5:11; John 5:41; 8:50; Zechariah 9:9)

II. The Servant’s success (Isaiah 42:5-9)

    A. God’s power (Genesis 1:1)
    B. The Servant’s righteousness (Matthew 3:15; John 5:30; Luke 23:47)
    C. The new covenant (Hebrews 8:8-12; Jeremiah 31:31-34)
    D. Warning against idolatry (Exodus 20:2-5; 1 Corinthians 10:14; Galatians 5:19-21; 1 Peter 4:3; Colossians 3:5)
    E. The proof of prophecy (Isaiah 41:21-24; Deuteronomy 18:20-22)

III. The new song (Isaiah 42:10)

    A. Motivation for the new song (Psalm 98:1-2; James 5:13)
    B. “Saved people who really appreciate their situation are happy people; and what greater privilege could come to them than the opportunity to express their feeling to God in song?” (Leslie Thomas)

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