I’ve read the whole of Isaiah 53 many times but what is the obvious clear message of what happened on the Cross? Simply this – that Jesus was crushed so that God would never crush you. Jesus was pierced so that God will never ever pierce you with sorrows or with sickness or with poverty. Jesus was punished so it is a guarantee that God will never ever punish you! Jesus was made a guilt offering by God so you will never feel guilty.
Sermon: Established in the Gift of Righteousness – Part 1, City Church International, Hong Kong, 4 January 2009