Sermons on Isaiah

“What are the Pots Saying?”

Isaiah 29:11-19 {Prayer}             Imagine with me a for a moment.  Go ahead and close your eyes if that helps you.             You’re riding your horse through some dark woods on a really cold night.  The leafless branches are moving back and forth in the wind.  Backlight by the moon, the branches cast a dancing…

“Life as a Grasshopper”

{Prayer}             Even though I know we are middle of winter, I want us to skip ahead and think about a popular and interesting little creature of summer … the grasshopper.  Grasshoppers are interesting in that even though one would think by their name that they just hop, they don’t really.  Grasshoppers have wings and…

The Feast of All Feasts

{Prayer}             Listen to these opening words of our Old Testament lesson again from Isaiah 25. “On this mountain the LORD Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples. A banquet of aged wine – the best of meats and the finest of wines.”             I don’t know about you, but I…

Causing the Blind to See

Isaiah 42:14-21 (ESV)14 For a long time I have held my peace;    I have kept still and restrained myself;now I will cry out like a woman in labor;    I will gasp and pant.15 I will lay waste mountains and hills,    and dry up all their vegetation;I will turn the rivers into islands,[a]    and dry up the pools.16 And I will lead the blind    in a…

The Perfect Christmas Friend

Isaiah 7:14  (ESV) 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.     Dear Friends in Christ,    One of the most humbling parts of the Christmas season for Marilyn and me (and I’m sure Pastor Mike and Jessica would agree with this) is…

No More Excuses

Isaiah 58:13-14 13 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath     and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight     and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way     and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, 14 then…

Still Standing Strong

Isaiah 40:6-8 6 A voice says, “Cry out.”     And I said, “What shall I cry?” “All people are like grass,     and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field. 7 The grass withers and the flowers fall,     because the breath of the Lord blows on them.     Surely the people are grass. 8 The grass withers and the flowers fall,     but the word of…

Glory Days

Isaiah 12:1 Songs of Praise 12 In that day you will say: “I will praise you, Lord.     Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away     and you have comforted me.             {Prayer} Back in 1984, Bruce Springsteen produced an album entitled “Born in the USA.”  This album included hits songs like “Born in the USA,” “I’m on…

Deeper Than a Mother’s Love

Isaiah 66:12-14 12 For this is what the Lord says: “I will extend peace to her like a river,     and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream; you will nurse and be carried on her arm     and dandled on her knees. 13 As a mother comforts her child,     so will I comfort you;     and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.” 14 When you…