Yesterday I mentioned Isaiah 53:1-3 in a post about Models for Christ, and in a previous post I talked about various popular church models. It occurred to me that a good church model is found in Isaiah 53:1-5.
Here are the bullet points:
- No beauty that is desired
- It is despised and rejected by men
- Full of sorrows and acquainted with grief
- Wounded and bruised for the sins of others
- Brings healing to all
Yes, this passage isn’t about the church. It’s about Jesus. But as the body of Christ, we cannot do much better than take Him as our model.
Rather than model our church after Hollywood models, let us model the church after Jesus Christ, whose name and image we bear.