Wednesday Evening Service
Wednesday Evening Service • July 17, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"..Before any real comfort can be found, God, through Isaiah, has to reveal to them the real condition of their hearts. 'Jesus came to His own and His own received Him not.' The truth is that none of us can come to Jesus until we deal with the true condition of our hearts.."
Wednesday Evening Service • July 10, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"Remember often the times God has moved in your life. Because, if you do, you will trust Him more the next time. You will remember that about 6 months ago, I stood before the church and said that we were going to have to go off the air on our live radio broadcast. We just couldn’t afford it anymore and we were way behind on the payments. Well, yesterday was the 7th anniversary of the live show! We are still on, still going strong. And completely paid up. How? God moved because we gave Him a chance to do so.."
Wednesday Evening Service • July 3, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"Remember that what happens to Israel in the physical realm happens to us in the spiritual realm. That makes these chapters very important for us to understand and apply because we all deal with being afraid. Trusting in God can be difficult. But when we are afraid, all we have to do is return to our KING and bear our hearts before Him! It’s going to work miraculously here, and it will for you as well."
Isaiah 34:1 - 35:10
June 12, 2019 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh
Israel, the most persecuted nation/people group in the history of our world, could be excused for thinking they would never be free of their enemies. It would be VERY hard to believe God’s promises based on what each generation of people saw with their own eyes. Nation after nation coming against them with no hope of relief. We know all they had to do was repent and return to God and all would have been well. Even more to the point, the Jews in Jesus’ time needed only to believe what they saw with their own eyes and heard with their own ears...They didn’t understand but they did believe.
June 5, 2019 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh
The principle of sowing and reaping applies in spades here. The choices you make in your life to oppose God will always have consequences—sometimes (like right here) with fatal consequences. We long for fairness in this world; this is it! Historically, we know the terrible fate of every nation that has dared oppose Israel. From Assyria here, Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome and, in more modern times, Poland, Germany, and Russia— all have been judged by God. Make no mistake—judgment against some of these nations is not finished and other nations (including ours) will also face severe consequences...
Isaiah 31:1 - 32:20
May 29, 2019 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh
Remember that Isaiah is seeing this vision. He sees the victory and all he is asking the people to do is believe! He’s not asking them to train to fight harder. He is not asking that they have courage and go up against a vastly superior enemy. He is simply asking what I ask all the time, to really believe God’s promises here.
Wednesday Night OT Study • May 22, 2019 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh
"This chapter is vital for NT believers. I say that because it concerns Israel (northern tribes) turning to Egypt (a type of the world) for protection against the impending Assyrian invasion under Sennacherib. The reason this is so important is that Israel is turning to the very people God once delivered them from! Can you see the application? We see too many professing Christians turn time and time again to the world—they also return to that from which they have been delivered! In this study, we see the foolishness of (our polite term) backsliding and, at the end, we see also a gracious, patient God waiting to fight for us once again."
Isaiah 27:1 - 28:13
May 8, 2019 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh
"It breaks God’s heart to have to let consequences come to bear. Make no mistake—God would much rather bless abundantly each one of us but, if we persist in doing wrong, just as He chastised His own people then, He will discipline (NT word) those of us who persist in sin. Pride, we are told, is the root of the sin."
Wednesday Night OT Study • April 24, 2019 • Pastor Ron Arbaugh
"We can change the course in some lives headed to this destruction! How? By living our faith and sharing it. By praying for people. By having a heart that really loves, really cares. Not just the heart that feigns concern for those in unfortunate situations. Not screaming about social justice or climate change. We need to declare the escape-route in the hopes that some—a few—will listen. Can you do that? If not, don’t pretend to care for people in this world. If you care, you help. Imagine how Isaiah’s heart breaks at this vision he sees."
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.."