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1 Where Does the servant of God find His Awesome Strength? n n The great task that God gave His Servant seemed impossible.

2 Where Does the servant of God find His Awesome Strength? n n The great task that God gave His Servant seemed impossible. n n The Servant was to bring back and reunite Israel. (Isa 49:5)

3 Where Does the servant of God find His Awesome Strength? n n Isaiah 49:5 (NKJV) - “And now the Lord says, Who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, To bring Jacob back to Him, So that Israel is gathered to Him (For I shall be glorious in the eyes of the Lord, And My God shall be My strength),

4 Where Does the servant of God find His Awesome Strength? n n He would unite Jew and Gentile! (Isa 49:6)

5 Where Does the servant of God find His Awesome Strength? n n Isaiah 49:6 (NKJV) - Indeed He says, ‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob, And to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.’”

6 Where Does the servant of God find His Awesome Strength? n n The first seemed utterly impossible. This verse tells us that is nothing compared to what God will do through His servant!

7 Where Does the servant of God find His Awesome Strength? n n In this Servant song we find the true path to the cross for the Messiah.

8 Where Does the servant of God find His Awesome Strength? n n In this Servant song we find the true path to the cross for the Messiah. n n Jesus listened, learned and only yielded to God’s will. (Jn 5:19; 8:28-29)

9 Where Does the servant of God find His Awesome Strength? n n John 5:19 - Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.

10 Where Does the servant of God find His Awesome Strength? n n John 8:28-29 - Then Jesus said to them, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. 29 "And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.“

11 Where Does the servant of God find His Awesome Strength? n n Jesus wanted all men to understand that He willingly gave Himself. (Jn 12:32-23)

12 Where Does the servant of God find His Awesome Strength? n n John 12:32-33 - "And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself." 33 This He said, signifying by what death He would die.

13 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Isaiah 50:4-5 (NKJV) - “The Lord GOD has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned. 5 The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn away.

14 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n His tongue indeed was powerful. (Rev 1:16)

15 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Revelation 1:16 (NKJV) - He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength.

16 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n He awed those who studied greatly. (Mt 13:54; Lk 2:46-47)

17 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Matthew 13:54 (NKJV) - When He had come to His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, “Where did this Man get this wisdom and these mighty works?

18 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Luke 2:46-47 (NKJV) - Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.

19 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n He knew how to preserve those who were weak. (Isa 42:2-3)

20 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Isaiah 42:2-3 (NKJV) - He will not cry out, nor raise His voice, Nor cause His voice to be heard in the street. 3 A bruised reed He will not break, And smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth.

21 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Powerful men tend to crush or dismiss the weak.

22 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Powerful men tend to crush or dismiss the weak. n n Learned men may not know how to speak.

23 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Our Lord wants us to know His power and wisdom awaits us! (Mt 11:28-29)

24 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Matthew 11:28-29 (NKJV) - Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

25 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Is this how we use our tongues?

26 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n His tongue was guided by His ear.

27 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n His tongue was guided by His ear. n n The Servant’s heart was opened to God. He really trusted God!

28 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n His tongue was guided by His ear. n n The Servant’s heart was opened to God. He really trusted God! n n If we would just truly listen then look at the power available to us. (Psa 119:99; 1 Thess 2:13)

29 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Psalm 119:99 (NKJV) - I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.

30 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n 1 Thessalonians 2:13 (NKJV) - For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.

31 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Are you teachable?

32 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Are you teachable? n n Are you willing to hear? (Mt 13:9, 14-15)

33 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Matthew 13:9 (NKJV) - He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

34 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Matthew 13:14-15 (NKJV) - And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive;

35 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n This simple truth is ignored by many! (Prov 18:13; Acts 23:35)

36 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Proverbs 18:13 (NKJV) - He who answers a matter before he hears it, It is folly and shame to him.

37 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Acts 23:35 (NKJV) - he said, “I will hear you when your accusers also have come.” And he commanded him to be kept in Herod’s Praetorium.

38 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Acts 25:16 (NKJV) - To them I answered, ‘It is not the custom of the Romans to deliver any man to destruction before the accused meets the accusers face to face, and has opportunity to answer for himself concerning the charge against him.’

39 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n This is Satan’s first weapon in defeating the gospel. (Acts 17:11)

40 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Acts 17:11 (NKJV) - These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.

41 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Do you have a commitment to principle?

42 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Do you have a commitment to principle? n n Some make sincerity an end within itself. It is not. (Acts 23:1)

43 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Acts 23:1 (NKJV) - Then Paul, looking earnestly at the council, said, “Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.”

44 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Far too many “stand” where they do as a result of weighing consequences rather than weighing the truth.

45 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Are you maintaining that commitment?

46 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Are you maintaining that commitment? n n The worst listeners I have faced are Christians with great knowledge.

47 The power of the Servant begins with His ear (Isa 50:4-5) n n Are you maintaining that commitment? n n The worst listeners I have faced are Christians with great knowledge.

48 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n Isaiah 50:6-7 (NKJV) - I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting. 7 “For the Lord GOD will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed.

49 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n The mission God gave Him placed Him in harms way.

50 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n The mission God gave Him placed Him in harms way. n n He was scourged.

51 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n The mission God gave Him placed Him in harms way. n n He was scourged. n n He was slapped, had his hair pulled out and was spit upon. (Mt 26:67)

52 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n Matthew 26:67 (NKJV) - Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with the palms of their hands,

53 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n He was placed in a terrible position of shame.

54 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n He was not in any way ashamed but determined.

55 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n He was not in any way ashamed but determined. n n He had a face like flint. (Ezek 3:8-9)

56 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n Ezekiel 3:8-9 (NKJV) - Behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads. 9 Like adamant stone, harder than flint, I have made your forehead; do not be afraid of them, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they are a rebellious house.”

57 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n How many have tried to make you ashamed of what is right?

58 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n Can you see what the disciples saw? (Lk 9:51-53; Jn 11:16)

59 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n Luke 9:51-53 (NKJV) - Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, 52 and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him. 53 But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem.

60 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n John 11:16 (NKJV) - Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.”

61 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n For what purpose has God placed you here on this earth?

62 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n His strength came in knowing God was with Him. (Psa 22:3-5, 10-11)

63 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n Psalm 22:3-5 (NKJV) - But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. 4 Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them. 5 They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.

64 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n There is great power in knowing you are living the will of God.

65 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n There is great power in knowing you are living the will of God. n n Unbelievers will see this and ask questions. (1 Pt 2:11-12; 4:15-16)

66 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n 1 Peter 2:11-12 (NKJV) - Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, 12 having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.

67 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n Do not be ashamed of good things.

68 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n Do not be ashamed of good things. n n The gospel. (Rom 1:16)

69 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n Do not be ashamed of good things. n n The gospel. (Rom 1:16) n n Faithful Christians. (2 Tim 1:8)

70 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n 2 Timothy 1:8 (NKJV) - Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God,

71 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n Of Christ and His will. (Luke 9:26)

72 The Servant had a mission in which He would never be ashamed. (Isa 50:6-7) n n Luke 9:26 (NKJV) - For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.

73 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n The Servant knows that God is near.

74 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n Isaiah 50:8-9 (NKJV) - He is near who justifies Me; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me. 9 Surely the Lord GOD will help Me; Who is he who will condemn Me? Indeed they will all grow old like a garment; The moth will eat them up.

75 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n Listen to another promise to the Messiah. (Psa 34:18-22)

76 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n Psalm 34:18-22 (NKJV) - The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. 20 He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken. 21 Evil shall slay the wicked, And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned. 22 The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.

77 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n Do you have this kind of assurance? (1 Pt 3:12-16)

78 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n 1 Peter 3:12-16 (NKJV) - For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 13 And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good?

79 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n Three simple, obvious questions.

80 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n Three simple, obvious questions. n Who will contend with Me?

81 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n Three simple, obvious questions. n Who will contend with Me? n Who is My adversary?

82 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n Three simple, obvious questions. n Who will contend with Me? n Who is My adversary? n Who is he who will condemn Me?

83 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n How does a human opponent stack up to God as an ally? (Rom 8:31-39)

84 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n Romans 8:31-39 (NKJV) - What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

85 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

86 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n Remember that Jesus faced these temptations and oppositions as a man.

87 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n Remember that Jesus faced these temptations and oppositions as a man. n He too had to choose to build His relationship with God.

88 The Servant’s opponents will never be feared. (Isa 50:8-9) n Remember that Jesus faced these temptations and oppositions as a man. n He too had to choose to build His relationship with God. n It was that relationship that carried Him through adversity! (Heb 5:7-9)

89 Piercing questions for every man (Isa 50:10-11) n Three questions:

90 Piercing questions for every man (Isa 50:10-11) n Isaiah 50:10-11 (NKJV) - “Who among you fears the Lord? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness And has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord And rely upon his God. 11 Look, all you who kindle a fire, Who encircle yourselves with sparks: Walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks you have kindled— This you shall have from My hand: You shall lie down in torment.

91 Piercing questions for every man (Isa 50:10-11) n Three questions: n Who among you fears the Lord?

92 Piercing questions for every man (Isa 50:10-11) n Three questions: n Who among you fears the Lord? n Who obeys the voice of His Servant?

93 Piercing questions for every man (Isa 50:10-11) n Three questions: n Who among you fears the Lord? n Who obeys the voice of His Servant? n Who walks in darkness and has no light?

94 Piercing questions for every man (Isa 50:10-11) n If you can be absolutely honest with yourself then this Servant will help you.

95 Piercing questions for every man (Isa 50:10-11) n If you can be absolutely honest with yourself then this Servant will help you. n The fear of the Lord can open your heart (ear) to another path. (Prov 1:7)

96 Piercing questions for every man (Isa 50:10-11) n n Proverbs 1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

97 Piercing questions for every man (Isa 50:10-11) n Obeying His voice will allow you to walk in wisdom and do His great work of building men

98 Piercing questions for every man (Isa 50:10-11) n Sadly many walk in darkness and refuse to admit it. (Jn 3:19-21)

99 Piercing questions for every man (Isa 50:10-11) n n John 3:19-21 - "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 "For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 "But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God."

100 Piercing questions for every man (Isa 50:10-11) n The wicked provide their own “light.” (Isa 50:11)

101 Piercing questions for every man (Isa 50:10-11) n n Isaiah 50:11 - Look, all you who kindle a fire, Who encircle yourselves with sparks: Walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks you have kindled -- This you shall have from My hand: You shall lie down in torment.

102 Piercing questions for every man (Isa 50:10-11) n “In times of darkness and calamity, instead of trusting in God they would confide in their own resources, and endeavor to kindle a light for themselves in which they might walk. But the result would be, that they would find no comfort, and would ultimately under his hand lie down in sorrow.”

103 God will never let you be put to shame if you will trust Him. n Joel 2:26 -27 (NKJV) - You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame. 27 Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the Lord your God And there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame.

104 God will never let you be put to shame if you will trust Him. n Romans 9:33 (NKJV) - As it is written: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense, And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”

105 God will never let you be put to shame if you will trust Him. n Romans 10:11 (NKJV) - For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”

106 God will never let you be put to shame if you will trust Him. n 1 Peter 2:6 (NKJV) - Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, “Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone, elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”


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