Encouragement & Challenge from the prophecy of Isaiah
Is God Listening
Isaiah 58:1 - 59:2 • December 31, 2017 • Jonathan Sgalambro
Prepare The Way Of The Lord
Isaiah 40: 1-11 • November 19, 2017 • James Fields
A beautiful passage about God’s redeeming, restorative intervention in human history. This passage opens the second half of the book which focuses on the saving work of God (in Jesus). This is the first time in Isaiah where the Gospel (good news!) is mentioned.
Isaiah 36 - 39 • November 12, 2017 • Scott C. Jones
A long, narrative section of Isaiah that considers Hezekiah who almost gets it right. The two-fold point of this story seems to be: 1) Trust (only) in God! and 2) For God’s people to truly be freed, they’ll need a better and perfect King.
God's People Among The Nations
Isaiah 13 - 23 • October 29, 2017 • Jonathan Sgalambro
God is not only the God of Israel but He is Lord of all the nations. Thus, he can speak authoritative to the nations. Interestingly, these prophecies while about the nations are actually spoken to Israel. Point being: First, your God, Israel, is Ruler over all, so trust Him. And second, you have become just like all of the other nations, so it’s time to repent and act distinctly in the world.