Jesus the King!

By Rick Bayer, December 04, 2022

Behold, they are all a delusion; their works are nothing; their metal images are empty wind. Isaiah 41:29 ESV

1 “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. 2 He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. 3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; 4 he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope.” Isaiah 42:1-4

Jesus the v. 1-2

Jesus the v. 3

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed.[a] Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17 NIV

Jesus the v. 4

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 NKJV

Questions for Discipleship group and/or personal study:


  • What is your favourite “before” and “after” testimonial from the Bible or that you have recently heard?

Go to the Source:

  • Read Isaiah 42:1-4
  • How would you describe this servant in your own words?
  • Rick said that this passage describes Jesus as servant king, compassionate king, and suffering king. Which aspect of Jesus’ character do you need most this season?

Live it out:

  • When have you recently felt like a ‘bruised reed’ or ‘smoldering wick’? How could you invite Jesus into your story, so you receive his help and healing?