Messages on Isaiah
Today’s scripture: Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3 Christmas is over. Or is it? The birth of this baby was more than a miracle for it heralded a new reality for all humanity. The birth of Jesus set in motion the reality of God’s kingdom on earth and secured our salvation through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. For once, and for all-time, we could now embrace true freedom and “right-living” – righteousness. Protection from God’s wrath, from our own sin,…
Even in the Wilderness of Babylon Today’s scripture: Isaiah 40:1-11 The second Sunday in Advent focuses on faith and this account of Isaiah’s coming from the wilderness – captivity in Babylon, comes to remind us and encourage us to hold onto our faith. It was many years before the people would see Christ but God is faithful to us even in the wilderness of our disobedience and neglect toward God. Isaiah must have been quite the dreamer. He dreamed of…
Nov 29, 2020 Online Worship – Please Come for a Visit Today’s scripture: Isaiah 64:1-9 The first Sunday in Advent is centered on Hope. We hope for an encounter with God and the good news is that God comes to us and wants to come. We ask for a visit, but are we ready for him? The Israelites were in captivity in Babylon, the temple was destroyed, and after nearly 70 years people were forgetting their history, their faith, and…
“Two thousand years, and still we wait.” Hope. Hope, this mysterious, often difficult to describe ‘thing’ is what gives us a reason to continue in life, whether just working through a difficult time, or seeking meaning in life. Christmas brings hope in the form of a baby, but it is really in the resurrection, the rebirth, and in our salvation, because of Christ, that we have tangible hope.
We try to dig our own salvation, earning it by doing good deeds and living a “good” life. Isaiah and Jesus both teach us that is impossible. Only God can provide lasting salvation, freedom, and a guilt-free life.
Father’s Day – Isaiah 51:1-3, 11, 16 “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn; “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill Make your donation here today! Watch the entire service here; 9:00 am Service 10:30 am Service
Do not dwell on the past. God is doing a new thing.
When we go “through the waters” of real life it’s good to know the wonder water of baptism binds us to the family of God.
God’s Glory is on you now; it’s time to rise and shine
We have earthly protectors that serve our country and other countries well in the armed services. We should certainly honor those who have given their lives to protect us and our freedom. However, we have heavenly protectors as well that have the earth to guard against evil and promote goodness, justice and love throughout the world in the form of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
There are many images in the Bible describing God in the feminine form. Isaiah 66:13 is only one of these. Also because of God’s great and tremendous love of us the word “comfort” is also used frequently in the Bible to describe God’s awesome caring for us.