Published on September 28th, 2015 | by Jon Meyers0
Worship: October 4th, 2015
On Sunday, October 4th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in Isaiah: The Lord Saves. When we find ourselves as Christians a people within a people, we are called to follow God no matter what befalls us.
8:30 am Early Worship Service
9:45 am Children’s Sunday School
10:00 am Youth and Adult Sunday School 11:00 am Late Worship Service
6:00 pm Evening Prayer & Study
Text: Isaiah 8
[8:1] Then the Lord said to me, “Take a large tablet and write on it in common characters, ‘Belonging to Maher-shalal-hash-baz.’  And I will get reliable witnesses, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah, to attest for me.”  And I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then the Lord said to me, “Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz;  for before the boy knows how to cry ‘My father’ or ‘My mother,’ the wealth of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away before the king of Assyria.”  The Lord spoke to me again:  “Because this people has refused the waters of Shiloah that flow gently, and rejoice over Rezin and the son of Remaliah,  therefore, behold, the Lord is bringing up against them the waters of the River, mighty and many, the king of Assyria and all his glory. And it will rise over all its channels and go over all its banks,  and it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass on, reaching even to the neck, and its outspread wings will fill the breadth of your land, O Immanuel.”  Be broken, you peoples, and be shattered; give ear, all you far countries; strap on your armor and be shattered; strap on your armor and be shattered.  Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; speak a word, but it will not stand, for God is with us.
 For the Lord spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying:  “Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread.  But the Lord of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.  And he will become a sanctuary and a stone of offense and a rock of stumbling to both houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.  And many shall stumble on it. They shall fall and be broken; they shall be snared and taken.”  Bind up the testimony; seal the teaching among my disciples.  I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him.  Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are signs and portents in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.  And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?  To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.  They will pass through the land, greatly distressed and hungry. And when they are hungry, they will be enraged and will speak contemptuously against their king and their God, and turn their faces upward.  And they will look to the earth, but behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish. And they will be thrust into thick darkness.
Hymn of Adoration: # 45 Now unto Jehovah, Ye Sons of the Mighty
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 117 The Spacious Firmament on High
Hymn of Response: # 196 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Dismissal Hymn: # 469 How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place (6)
Additional Reading: The Ten Commandments
God spake these words, and said: I am the Lord thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
Thou shalt not make to thee any graven image.
Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain.
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
Thou shalt do no murder.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Thou shalt not covet.
Full Liturgy for October 4th, 2015 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Isaiah
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)