Wednesday Evening Service
Wednesday Evening Service • January 2, 2019 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh
"As we will see, Isaiah was very, very bold. His status as a prophet seems to be beyond all the others. He comports himself with dignity, with love, with passion, and, has the gift of direct. I must also share that modern scholarship (higher criticism; liberal) maintains that Isaiah is a patchwork of writing from many contributors. In other words, the really smart guys have determined that Isaiah didn’t write much of the book! The problem, of course, is that Jesus quotes from every section of Isaiah’s writing while attributing it all to Isaiah. That should (sadly it doesn’t) settle it once and for all. Isaiah wrote Isaiah. "
Wednesday Evening Service • January 16, 2019 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh
"I often tell you sin is insane. Nothing is more insane than rejecting a God who reasons with us, as opposed to punishes, when we rebel against Him. He could crush us but He doesn’t. He calls us to a family meeting and He sits us down and asks us to open our minds/hearts for a reasonable discussion. When we refuse to be reasonable with God, the pain in our lives grows beyond our ability to bear..."
Wednesday Evening Service • January 30, 2019 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh
Remember, we are not Israel and the Americans are not God’s chosen people. However, the principles are rich and apply to every one of us. Since I am, for the most part, speaking to believers, you must understand that there are always consequences for neglecting our own vineyards. Often, those consequences are more than we can bear and, though our God is patient, they always get worse when we refuse correction. Everything that Isaiah prophecies here came true exactly as predicted even though none of it had to happen. If they only listened and paid attention...
Wednesday Evening Service • February 6, 2019 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh
Want to get prayers answered? Want to be used by God? Humility is the key. Isaiah, arguably, is the holiest man in Scripture. Yet he recognizes his own uncleanness in the presence of Jesus. He doesn’t blame those who openly sin - he accepts personal responsibility..
Wednesday Evening Service • February 13, 2019 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh
"Ahaz was warned. He was asked to believe. But because he refused, the desolation is utterly unthinkable. That’s exactly what results when we refuse God’s help. Please learn from Ahaz’ refusal and destruction. Being with Jesus is better by far. Repent and believe… today!"
Wednesday Evening Service • February 27, 2019 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh
"There can be no doubt that Jesus’ ministry in Galilee was a striking fulfillment of this prophecy [here in Isaiah 9]. Jesus did many miracles; He cast out demons, healed lepers, raised the dead, gave sight to the blind! This was the sight of His famous sermon on the mount and many,other important teachings. Galilee was truly honored..."
Wednesday Evening Service • April 3, 2019 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh
"Isaiah is pleading with the rulers of Judah to protect the refugees being judged by God. Hide them from those who will harm them is the idea. We now live in a world where refugees are fleeing (not the judgment of God necessarily) for their lives from wicked rulers and drug cartels. I think the heart of God is to offer protection to them.."