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    Author: Dr. Scott Solberg

    Category: The Pulse 2018, The Pulse - 2018.48 Issue 48

    Behold, the Servant!

    THERE ARE FOUR “SERVANT SONGS” in the book of Isaiah that describe the character, the service and the suffering of the coming Messiah – Jesus. These songs are found in the second part of the book of Isaiah, Isaiah 40-55. The last of these songs recognizes that the suffering of the servant will help accomplish the work he was called to do. In other words, his own suffering will ultimately take away the sins and guilt of others.

    As the early followers of Jesus read the Servant Songs, they clearly connected "the servant" with Jesus the Messiah (the Christ). It connects us to what Jesus said in Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many.”

    The invitation to “Behold the Servant” is the same invitation given to the shepherds the night Jesus was born. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior who is Christ the Lord.” Like the shepherds, let us go and “Behold the Servant!”

    As we “Behold the Servant” may we…

    learn about Jesus and what he has done
    worship Jesus for who he is and what he has done
    learn from Jesus who invites us to serve one another as he has served us

    The Preaching Cohort of WEFC will be preaching through this Advent Series. It is our prayer that this is a season where you truly “Behold the Servant!”

    Advent Preaching Schedule:
    December 2 – The Character of the Servant – Isaiah 42:1-9, Pastor Mike Conserva
    December 9 - The Work of the Servant – Isaiah 49:1-13, Steve Durgin
    December 16
    – The Obedient Servant – Isaiah 50:4-11, Pastor Ryan Warner
    December 23 – The Suffering Servant – Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Steve Peery
    December 24
    – The Servant Came to Serve – Mark 10:45, Pastor Scott Solberg
    December 30
    – The Comfort of the Servant – Luke 2:22-38, Pastor Scott Solberg