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INSIGHT Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12

Isaiah 49:1–6

Isaiah’s link to Jesus The book of Isaiah has been so influential in shaping the New Testament’s witness to Jesus that from the early days of the Church it has been dubbed the ‘fifth gospel’. The ministry of Jesus is best seen as the long-awaited end of exile, with the announcement of forgiveness and the day of grace. This is confirmed by the way in which Isaiah is plundered by the Evangelists to define the ‘gospel’.

‘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.’ (53:5)

‘I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.’ (v.6)

Paths of Peace Beryl Adamsbaum Isaiah 50:4–11 Isaiah 42:1–4 ‘Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations.’ (v.1)

‘Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.’ (v.7)

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Isaiah 61:1–11 and Luke 4:16–21

Cover to Cover Bible studies: The Second Coming

Selwyn Hughes with Ian Sewter

• Is the return of Jesus imminent? Are we truly living in the last days? • In a world apparently growing ever darker, the promise of His return offers hope

Cover to Cover Bible studies: Philippians John Houghton

• A guide focusing on one of the most uplifting letters Paul ever wrote • Chapters on The Heart of the Gospel, The Blessings of the Gospel and more

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‘The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favour …’ (Isa. 61:1–2) Prices correct at time of printing

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