The Name of Jesus for this week with Ann Spangler at Crosswalk.com
Hope you will join us each Friday(or anytime during that weekend)sharing from what we read or would like to share about the Name of Jesus for that week.
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Like most of us, Jesus’ disciples were sometimes caught up with a sense of their own self-importance, at times even arguing with each other about which of them was greatest. Jesus startled them by reversing the natural order in which it is the weak who serve the strong. He assured them, instead, that he came not in order to control and dominate but in order to serve.Though prophets, judges, and kings were called servants of God in the Bible, Jesus is the greatest of all God’s servants, the Man of Sorrows who laid down his life in obedience to his Father. He is the Servant who through his suffering has saved us. When you pray to Jesus as Servant or as the Man of Sorrows, you are praying to the Lord who has loved you in the most passionate way possible, allowing himself to be nailed to a cross in order that you might have life and have it to the full.
He was despised and rejected, a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief. Isaiah 53:3, NLT
The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve. Matthew 20:28
See, my servant will prosper; he will be highly exalted. . . . My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot, sprouting from a root in dry and sterile ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. He was despised and rejected — a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by. He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God for his own sins! But he was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace. He was whipped, and we were healed!
Isaiah 52:13; 53:2 – 5, NLT
Matthew 20:26 – 28
Lord, I was like a bruised reed you would not break, a smoldering wick you would not put out. Instead you allowed yourself to be pierced for my transgressions, crushed for my iniquities. You were despised and rejected, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering. The punishment that brought me peace was placed on you. My Lord and my God, I worship you.
The Servant Songs in Isaiah (42:1 – 4; 49:1 – 7; 50:4 – 9; 52:13 – 53:12) all speak of a mysterious Servant who would bring justice to the nations.
Scriptures for the rest of this week
Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12.
John 13:1 – 5.
Promises in Scripture
Matthew 11:28 – 30
Revelation 22:1 – 5
Continued Prayer and Praise
Remember that Jesus is the Suffering Servant.
(Isaiah 42:1 – 4; 49:1 – 6; 50:4 – 9; Matthew 12:9 – 21; John 17:4 – 5)
Make your attitude the same as that of Christ Jesus.
(1 Corinthians 9:19 – 23; Philippians 2:3 – 11; Hebrews 10:5 – 7)
Be ready when the Master comes. (Matthew 24:42 – 51)
Let's prepare our hearts this week to be ready for when the Master comes!