Evangelism and mission work are not easy to do. Often people reject you and do not come to faith. How can one get the courage to share the gospel? This meditation encourages us to start with God's promise as given in Isaiah 54:2. When we realize that God gave the promise for church growth, we are encouraged to expect it from him, and labour with hope.
"Scapegoat" is a word so rich with meaning when understood from the biblical context. It speak about how God deals with our sins. It speaks about God’s forgiveness and encourages us to a life of confession. Most of all it speaks about Christ, the scapegoat. This article brings all this meaning from Leviticus 16 and Isaiah 53:6b.
From Isaiah 42:3 this article shows that already in the Old Testament Christ's ministry was characterized by grace as he came to bind and restore.
This article shows how the theme of the suffering servant in Isaiah is fulfilled in Christ. In this way Christ fulfilled what Israel failed to fulfill.