Sermons on Isaiah

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…

Life in the Coffeepot, Part 3

Isaiah 43:1-3a 1But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the…

Life in the Coffeepot, Part 2

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, I came across a story recently about a man…

Face to Face with a Holy God

Isaiah 6:1-8 Isaiah’s Commission 1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim,each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they…

A Hallelujah God

Isaiah 46:8-9 8 “Remember this, and show yourselves men; Recall to mind, O you transgressors. 9 Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me. Dear Friends in Christ, What is your favorite story in the Bible?  That’s a tough…