THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 99th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: GOD’S JUST SERVANT
Adult/Young Adult Topic: SEEKING A CHAMPION OF JUSTICE
Printed Text: ISAIAH 42:1-9
KEY VERSE:ISAIAH 42:1 (NIV)
Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
People seek a champion of justice. Who can and will defend and uphold the cause of justice? In Matthew 21, Jesus upholds God’s justice in the Temple, fulfilling Isaiah 42’s vision of the Messiah.
In Jesus Christ, who is God’s perfect servant, one sees the type of ministry foretold by Isaiah. He talked publicly with immoral women, socialized with sinners and tax collectors, exorcized demons, healed the lame, and gave sight to the blind. He was indeed a bringer of justice to the nations. Matthew 9:36 describes Him in these words: “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them.” It was by the Holy Spirit that Christ fulfilled his Father’s mission. Jesus completes what He begins.
Heavenly Father, in the spirit of Jesus Christ, our prophet, priest, and king, enable us to be people of justice who bring balance, order and fair treatment to all in the world. Give us the strength to live out our days pursuing peace, love, justice, and kindness to all. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.