3.2 – Assurance of Forgiveness – Isaiah 53:5

Memorize Isaiah 53:5

But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities;
  upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed (NRSV).

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
  the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed (NIV).

Reflect on Isaiah 53:5

  • What does Isaiah say about the coming Messiah in the 53rd chapter.
  • In what two actions do we participate in verse 5 that causes the Messiah to suffer?
  • What two actions will come our way because the Messiah suffered for us?
  • These are the words that begin Mel Gibson's movie The Passion of The Christ.  If you have seen the movie, what grabbed your attention?  your heart?  What made no sense to you?