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Isaiah 66:1-6  — Word Tremblers vs Religious Hypocrites

Isaiah 66:1-6 — Word Tremblers vs Religious Hypocrites

BIG IDEA: OUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE WORD OF GOD DETERMINES THE LEGITIMACY OF OUR WORSHIPINTRODUCTION:People have all kinds of opinion about what type of worship pleases God.- Some people think it is all about ambiance – you must have the type of environment that...
Isaiah 65:17-25  — God Saves the Best for Last

Isaiah 65:17-25 — God Saves the Best for Last

BIG IDEA: REJOICE IN ANTICIPATION OF GOD’S NEW CREATION – MILLENNIAL BLESSINGSINTRODUCTION:This earth is headed for a glorious finish as God’s holy mountain – the establishment of His kingdom of righteousness and peace on a global scale. Hard to imagine when we look...
Isaiah 65:1-16  — Primer on Provoking God

Isaiah 65:1-16 — Primer on Provoking God

BIG IDEA: PROVOKING GOD BY FALSE WORSHIP BRINGS DIVINE RETRIBUTION IN CONTRAST TO THE BLESSING PROMISED TO HIS SERVANTSINTRODUCTION:A “primer” is a book that covers the basic elements of a subject. In the field of education, you have various primers on the subject of...
Isaiah 63:7 – 64:12  — Anchor Down

Isaiah 63:7 – 64:12 — Anchor Down

BIG IDEA: GOD’S ELECT WRESTLE WITH THE TENSION BETWEEN THE FATHER’S FAITHFUL LOVE AND HIS CHILDREN’S RECURRING REBELLIONINTRODUCTION:Most college sports teams have some type of rally cry to unify their student body as they enter into the battle. Some are more...
Isaiah 62:1-12  — Jerusalem – A City Not Forsaken

Isaiah 62:1-12 — Jerusalem – A City Not Forsaken

BIG IDEA: THE LORD SWEARS HE WILL BRING SALVATION AND RIGHTEOUSNESS TO HIS HOLY CITY JERUSALEMINTRODUCTION:Integrity if it means anything, surely means that a person can be trusted to keep his word, to stand by his promises. Nothing less than the integrity of the Lord...
Isaiah 61:2-11  — The Mission of Messiah

Isaiah 61:2-11 — The Mission of Messiah

BIG IDEA: THE PROMISED MESSIAH COMES IN BLESSING AND VENGEANCE TO TRANSFORM ISRAEL AND REJOICE IN HIS MISSIONINTRODUCTION:Context:58:1-14 ONLY GENUINE WORSHIP BRINGS BLESSING “Why have we fasted and you did not see?” vs.359:1-15a THE PERVASIVE, CORRUPTING IMPACT OF...
Isaiah 59:15-21  — Here Comes the Redeemer-Warrior

Isaiah 59:15-21 — Here Comes the Redeemer-Warrior

BIG IDEA: THE REDEEMER-WARRIOR COMES TO EXECUTE SALVATION AND VENGEANCEINTRODUCTION:This is a great Christmas season text – A Redeemer will come to Zion! The Redeemer is coming – that was the message of the OT and that is the message of the NT as well. The first time...
Isaiah 58:1-14  — Ritual vs Righteousness

Isaiah 58:1-14 — Ritual vs Righteousness

BIG IDEA: ONLY GENUINE WORSHIP BRINGS BLESSINGINTRODUCTION:This chapter examines our motivation for all of our religious activity. Certainly there should be the expectation that blessing will be associated with obedient worship. But religious people down thru the ages...
Isaiah 57:1-21  — There is No Peace for the Wicked

Isaiah 57:1-21 — There is No Peace for the Wicked

BIG IDEA: MAN-MADE RELIGION CAN NEVER PRODUCE PEACE –PEACE ONLY COMES FROM THE SOVEREIGN GRACE OF A HOLY GODINTRODUCTION:Everybody has an innate longing for Peace. The troubled and anxious and fearful long to have their agitated heart calmed; The sick and the dying...
Isaiah 56:9-12  — Condemnation of Self Serving Leadership

Isaiah 56:9-12 — Condemnation of Self Serving Leadership

BIG IDEA: GOD INVITES UNSUSPECTING DISASTER UPON THE SELF SERVING LEADERS WHO SHOULD BE PROTECTING AND FEEDING HIS VULNERABLE FLOCKINTRODUCTION:In the first half of Chap. 56 we saw God’s message of encouragement to those who were traditionally viewed as Outsiders – to...
Isaiah 56:1-8  — Outsiders Can Become Insiders

Isaiah 56:1-8 — Outsiders Can Become Insiders

BIG IDEA: BLESSING PROMISED TO ALL WHO COMMIT TO GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS – EVEN GENTILES AND EUNUCHSINTRODUCTION:How big is God’s heart for sinners? We learned in Chap. 55 that the gospel of God is a “Whosoever” gospel. While some people might try to twist the doctrine of...