August 24, 2014

Isaiah 66 – The Whole World Will See His Glory If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives? 1) We will tremble at the Word of the LORD. We will take it seriously, deadly seriously, viewing it as the words of life and death. 2)…

August 17, 2014

Isaiah 65:17-25 – A New Home for New People If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives? 1) We will lower our expectations for perfection here on earth. 2) We will raise our emphasis on the new creation. We will live for it, yearn for…

August 10, 2014

Isaiah 65:1-15 – Outsiders Get In and Insiders Get Kicked Out If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives? 1) First and foremost, we will NOT rely on our spiritual heritage or personal accomplishments for our status before God. Those things get us nowhere. You…

August 3, 2014

Isaiah 64 – Come Down and Make Yourself Known If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives? 1) We will recognize the LORD as our help in time of need. And it is not just that we need His helping hand. Indeed, we need Him…

July 27, 2014

Isaiah 63 – The Savior Takes Vengeance If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives? 1) We will engrave this image of the LORD taking vengeance on our minds. We must, so that we will not take vengeance ourselves. We must trust the LORD to…

July 20, 2014

Isaiah 62 – Jerusalem the Center of It All If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives? 1) We will look for our salvation to Jerusalem, or more specifically to the One who hailed from Jerusalem. Remember, this was written 800 years before He came….

July 13, 2014

Isaiah 61 – The Messiah Proclaims Good News If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives?

July 6, 2014

Isaiah 60 – The World Honors the LORD’s Own If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives? 1) We will not revere Jerusalem. The place is not holy. It has no intrinsic value above any other place. But, we will honor Jerusalem for what took…

June 22, 2014

Isaiah 59-The Redeemer Solves Our Sin Problem If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives? 1) Acknowledge our sin. 2) Quit attempting to redeem ourselves or pile up more good than sin. 3) Trust in the covenant between sinners like us, Holy God, and His…

June 1, 2014

Isaiah 58 – Currying the Favor of God If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives? 1) We will reorient our thinking about spiritual acts and disciplines. 2) We will stop attempting to curry God’s favor by our acts of “righteousness.” 3) We will start…