We consider the theme of Richard Sibbes’ ‘‘The Bruised Reed’’, seeing Jesus’ humility and meekness in light of Isaiah’s prophecy of how Messiah would deal with the bruised reed and the smoldering wick. We consider two things:

  • First, who the Servant of the Lord is, and something of His character. 
  • And second, something of the work He was to do.

From Jesus’ example, we are challenged to not argue to get our own way, to not blow our own trumpet or to draw attention to ourselves. We should instead be humble servants, doing all we can to give glory to the Father and the Son and to live in such a way as to adorn the Gospel, rather than detract from it.

See the evening lecture to learn more about the Lord’s grace in Sibbes’ life and to see how he applied the mercy of Christ more broadly to our situation.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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