Published on October 26th, 2015 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: November 1st, 2015
On Sunday, November 1st, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in Isaiah: The Lord Saves. To emphasize this passage he used a quote from C.H. Spurgeon. “That God predestines, and that man is responsible, are two things that few can see. They are believed to be inconsistent and contradictory; but they are not. It is just the fault of our weak judgment. Two truths cannot be contradictory to each other.”
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 10:5-19
 Ah, Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury!  Against a godless nation I send him, and against the people of my wrath I command him, to take spoil and seize plunder, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.  But he does not so intend, and his heart does not so think; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few;  for he says: “Are not my commanders all kings?  Is not Calno like Carchemish? Is not Hamath like Arpad? Is not Samaria like Damascus?  As my hand has reached to the kingdoms of the idols, whose carved images were greater than those of Jerusalem and Samaria,  shall I not do to Jerusalem and her idols as I have done to Samaria and her images?”  When the Lord has finished all his work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, he will punish the speech of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the boastful look in his eyes.  For he says: “By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I have understanding; I remove the boundaries of peoples, and plunder their treasures; like a bull I bring down those who sit on thrones.  My hand has found like a nest the wealth of the peoples; and as one gathers eggs that have been forsaken, so I have gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved a wing or opened the mouth or chirped.”  Shall the axe boast over him who hews with it, or the saw magnify itself against him who wields it? As if a rod should wield him who lifts it, or as if a staff should lift him who is not wood!  Therefore the Lord God of hosts will send wasting sickness among his stout warriors, and under his glory a burning will be kindled, like the burning of fire.  The light of Israel will become a fire, and his Holy One a flame, and it will burn and devour his thorns and briers in one day.  The glory of his forest and of his fruitful land the Lord will destroy, both soul and body, and it will be as when a sick man wastes away.  The remnant of the trees of his forest will be so few that a child can write them down.
Hymn of Adoration: # 75 O Father, You are Sovereign
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 119 I Sing the Almighty Power of God
Hymn of Response: # 99 My Song Forever Shall Record
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 November 1st, 2015 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Isaiah
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)