Published on October 12th, 2015 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: October 18th, 2015
On Sunday, October 18th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in Isaiah: The Lord Saves. It might be said that pride is the root of all sin. Pride causes us to turn away from God instead of turning to Him.
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 9:8-10:4
 The Lord has sent a word against Jacob, and it will fall on Israel;  and all the people will know, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, who say in pride and in arrogance of heart:  “The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.”  But the Lord raises the adversaries of Rezin against him, and stirs up his enemies.  The Syrians on the east and the Philistines on the west devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still.  The people did not turn to him who struck them, nor inquire of the Lord of hosts.  So the Lord cut off from Israel head and tail, palm branch and reed in one day—  the elder and honored man is the head, and the prophet who teaches lies is the tail;  for those who guide this people have been leading them astray, and those who are guided by them are swallowed up.  Therefore the Lord does not rejoice over their young men, and has no compassion on their fatherless and widows; for everyone is godless and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still.  For wickedness burns like a fire; it consumes briers and thorns; it kindles the thickets of the forest, and they roll upward in a column of smoke.  Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts the land is scorched, and the people are like fuel for the fire; no one spares another.  They slice meat on the right, but are still hungry, and they devour on the left, but are not satisfied; each devours the flesh of his own arm,  Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim devours Manasseh; together they are against Judah. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still.
[10:1] Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression,  to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!  What will you do on the day of punishment, in the ruin that will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help, and where will you leave your wealth?  Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisoners or fall among the slain. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still.
Hymn of Adoration: # 122 God, All Nature Sings Thy Glory
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 523 My Hope is in the Lord
Hymn of Response: # 528 My Faith Looks Up to Thee
Dismissal Hymn: # 469 How Sweet and Awesome Is the Place (6)
Additional Reading: The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.
Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets.
And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
Full Liturgy for October 18th, 2015 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Isaiah
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)