Sermons on Isaiah

When Messiah Comes There Will be Singing

Isaiah 35 Joy of the Redeemed 35 The desert and the parched land will be glad;     the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;     it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,     the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the Lord,     the…

When Messiah Comes: There Will Be Light

Isaiah 2:1-5 The Mountain of the Lord 2 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: 2 In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established     as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills,     and all nations will stream to it. 3 Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let…

Sunday of Confusion???

Isaiah 65:17-25 New Heavens and a New Earth 17 “See, I will create     new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered,     nor will they come to mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever     in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight     and its people a joy. 19 I…

Thirsty? Come!

Isaiah 55:1-5 Invitation to the Thirsty 55 “Come, all you who are thirsty,     come to the waters; and you who have no money,     come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk     without money and without cost. 2 Why spend money on what is not bread,     and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me,…

In a Class by Himself

Isaiah 46:9-10 9 Remember the former things, those of long ago;     I am God, and there is no other;     I am God, and there is none like me. 10 I make known the end from the beginning,     from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand,     and I will do all that I please.’…

Unlikely Leader is Leader of All

Isaiah 45:1-7 45 “This is what the Lord says to his anointed,     to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him     and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him     so that gates will not be shut: 2 I will go before you     and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze     and…

God is Gathering People

Isaiah 56:1 Salvation for Others 56 This is what the Lord says: “Maintain justice     and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand     and my righteousness will soon be revealed.   Isaiah 56:6-8 6 And foreigners who bind themselves to the Lord     to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord,     and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without…

The Motherly Love of Our Heavenly Father

Isaiah 49:15-16 15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast     and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget,     I will not forget you! 16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;     your walls are ever before me. Dear Friends in Christ, I wonder how many…

How God Uses Bad for Good

Isaiah 55:8-9 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,     neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,     so are my ways higher than your ways     and my thoughts than your thoughts. Dear Friends in Christ, Some of you long-time members of this congregation may find this…

Victory Through Defeat

Isaiah 45:4-6 4 For the sake of Jacob my servant,     of Israel my chosen, I summon you by name     and bestow on you a title of honor,     though you do not acknowledge me. 5 I am the Lord, and there is no other;     apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you,     though you have…