Jan 2018 - May 2018
Isaiah's book of prophecy that bears his name is an incredible compilation of messages spanning the last decades and even centuries of the Kingdom of Israel. Even for a prophetic book, it is complex, confusing, and astonishingly convicting.
While it is easy to read it and have trouble making sense of the various parts, when in-depth study is attempted, the beauty of the book shines through. The diligent reader and student of Isaiah will ultimately discover that Isaiah's messages are about revealing the Lord as King. His Kingship is multi-faceted and awe-inspiring when one is able to see how all the specific pictures fit into the overall picture.
Join us on our journey as we explore who God is as our King and what is plans are for His people and His Kingdom.
Sun, May 13, 2018
Duration: 35 mins 27 secs
Not your typical Mother's Day sermon, we look at the dual roles God plays as a judge and a redeemer.
His judgment on his enemies is terrifying but his salvation of his people is reassuring.
Sun, May 06, 2018
Duration: 39 mins 50 secs
In the last major section of Isaiah (56-66), God is presented as our Victorious King.
Beyond the normal trappings and tendencies that come with being on top, Isaiah calls us to evaluate how we live and what we do with our newfound freedoms.
God is promising victory, that means there is no time for business as usual when it comes to spiritual values and ethical behaviors.
Sun, Apr 29, 2018
Duration: 38 mins 49 secs
God's declared himself to be the Saving King and has specified how his Suffering Servant will accomplish His people's redemption.
Now, in Isaiah 55, he invites everyone to a glorious celebration of His coming deliverance. He's calling us to respond to his declared plan and trust him.
How will we respond?
Sun, Apr 22, 2018
In 40-55, Isaiah paints God as a Saving King.
52-53 specify how He will save his people - or better yet - who will save his people.
The Suffering Servant comes front-and-center as the key person who will deliver God's people.
Both his character and his actions are surprising - and we discover how Jesus perfectly fits this Suffering Servant Savior description.
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
Isaiah 40 marks a time-shift in the book of Isaiah.
No longer are we dealing with messages to people facing the judgment of God via exile. Now the messages are for those people who've lived through the tumultuous Babylonian captivity.
God wants his suffering people to know that he hasn't been defeated, hasn't abandoned them, and hasn't forgotten his promises.
Isaiah 40 and 44 give us glimpses into God as the Saving King who offers us hope.
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
King Hezekiah was a model king for much of his life. He has faith in God as the Trustworthy King and is rewarded both politically and personally.
His faithfulness wasn't total however and Isaiah uses Hezekiah's life to point us to the perfectly faithful King who is to come - the one celebrated on Palm Sunday - Jesus.
Sun, Mar 18, 2018
Duration: 38 mins 12 secs
This transitional passage offers us a summary of the judgment and renewal that God has been promising in the previous chapters.
There is more than just repeated themes here however. We will highlight the new thematic nuggets that can teach us about how God operates and then at the end, we'll explore a clear connection to the New Testament.
Sun, Mar 11, 2018
The people of Judah are warned against putting their faith in political alliances to deliver them from the impending Assyrian invasion.
God's clear message through Isaiah is, faith in the wrong things will fail. We must trust God, because he is a trustworthy king who wants to help us.
Sun, Mar 04, 2018
Duration: 47 mins 33 secs
God is not a sovereign king who is distant and uninterested in our world.
Isaiah 24-26 shows him to be a sovereign King who actively reigns over all things.
Tue, Feb 27, 2018
Our intern Adam Herendeen preaches on Isaiah 19, which describes an oracle to Egypt.
It's a prophecy of judgment, but also, surprisingly includes a prophecy of redemption for this enemy of Israel.