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The Despised and Rejected Saviour is Campaigning for Your Heart

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Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #84

Scripture: Isaiah 53

This past week, America came to the close of its election season. After months of non-stop campaigning, debates over policy, campaign ads bombarding the airwaves, and political pundits weighing in on various issues, the American people went to the polls and made a choice between two candidates.

Earlier in the political season, both parties held a convention where they officially nominated their candidate for the office of president. A great deal of planning went into each of these gatherings. There was a lot of pomp and ceremony, balloons, confetti and music. The venues were chosen with great care. And with a rare exception or two, everything was scripted. The conventions were orchestrated to show their candidate as being the most attractive, the most likable, and the most electable.

It would have truly been a disaster if, after investing all of that money and effort, their candidate came away as being perceived as unattractive, un-presidential and unlikable.

But, as Isaiah 53 tells us, that is how Jesus Christ, the Lord of Glory, was perceived when He came down to earth.

I like what one commentator wrote about this passage. He said, "Isaiah brings us on a personal level to the Messiah, the Son of God, who alone can atone for sin. His message is rejected; His person is refused; and His mission is misunderstood. Nevertheless, His vicarious suffering provides atonement for our sins; and though He suffers death and burial, He will ultimately be exalted. No other Scripture better describes the humble appearance of Jesus as a common rabbi from the city of Nazareth."

+ Plus, listen to Chris Tomlin as he sings "How Great Is Our God" and Israel Houghton & New Breed singing "Again I Say Rejoice".

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