A Tender Plant from Dry Ground: A vision from Isaiah of the crucified Jesus
- Timothy Cross
Martin Luther once said that Isaiah 53 ‘ought to be written on parchment of gold and lettered in diamonds.' Isaiah 53 is truly one of the most remarkable chapters in the whole Bible. Although written some 700 years BC, it actually contains one of the clearest views of the Person and Work of Christ in all of the Scriptures. This ancient Old Testament prophecy gives us a distilled New Testament theology.
Isaiah is justly known as ‘the evangelical prophet', and Isaiah 53 encapsulates his ‘evangel'. If we have grasped the message of Isaiah 53, we have grasped the message of the whole Bible, and if the blessing of Isaiah 53 is ours, we will be blessed indeed and eternally rich with ‘the unsearchable riches of Christ'—God's Riches At Christ's Expense.
- 143 pages
- © 2011
- ISBN 9781846253140