Tag Archive: Isaiah

Aug 18

We usually underestimate people and overvalue things. Great Cities Fall but People Live Forever.

We usually underestimate people and overvalue things. As C. S. Lewis powerfully observed in his sermon, The Weight of Glory, There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it …

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Jul 28

God keeps his promises even when we are faithless and our challenges seem unbeatable

The world is messy. Our lives are messy. Sometimes it seems as if we can’t depend on anything. In the midst of this, God is faithful and God is in charge God is trustworthy even if we are not and the world seems to be against us David’s good idea After King David had conquered …

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May 27

No matter how bad it gets, Jesus does not give up on us

Three stories One day when Jesus was walking with His disciples. He told them three stories. People whose sins were public and branding were also listening to Jesus. Might his words give some hope to them? The religious leaders criticized Jesus for being near being whose sins were so offensive to them. Jesus wanted his …

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Jul 31

Prayer should not be hard and it definitely should not be boring

The problem We know we should pray. We know about many great praying Christians from the past or from our own experience.  But we just sit there and wonder if we are doing anything. It is hard and, if we were totally honest, it is boring. Maybe, it doesn’t need to be this way. A …

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May 29

The Just Shall Live By Faith- The Proud and the Just

God is the God of All of the Nations In his dialogue with God, the prophet begins with his problem. Ungodly Jews were being allowed to disobey the covenant and oppress others with no consequences. What was God going to do about this? God raised his sights and told him that he was not only …

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May 08

Go and Tell… and …Come and See

Come and See Just before his death, Moses spoke to the Jews who were about the enter the land promised to Abraham. He restated the law that was given to their parents who came out of Egypt. He spoke about how attractive their nation would be if they obeyed God’s law. Gentiles would wonder at …

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Apr 01

What if you knew the future when you were 26 years old?

Josiah the boy-king Josiah began his reign as king of the Jews about 635 years before Jesus was born. He lived 350 years afer King David. The history of God’s people followed the fortunes of kings who followed God and those who ignored the covenant given to the Jews through Moses. Josiah began to reign …

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Mar 27

People don’t always act the way you’d predict

The disciples were afraid Jesus found the disciples hiding in fear of the Jews on Easter Sunday evening. After the powerful events of the first Easter they were still afraid. (John 20:19) Two religious leaders risked their lives In contrast, Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus revealed their allegiance to Jesus after his death but before …

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Mar 14

Followers of Jesus must be fruitful

Jesus knew that the time of his death was near Jesus knew that His hour had come as He approached the final night with His disciples. He washed their feet as an example of humility. He then told them that one of them would betray Him. He told them that He was leaving and that …

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Jan 25

Confession, Repentance, Transformation.

We have a annual ritual of New Year’s Resolutions and most of them soon fade and fail. This ritual is a limp imitation of a real invitation that God gives each of us. We are challenged to change our lives There is a standing call to change No matter how bad and regrettable our mistake …

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