Published on February 8th, 2016 | by Janell Zuercher0
Worship: February 14th, 2016
On Sunday, February 14th, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in Isaiah: The Lord Saves. Through this passage we see that difficult times are meant to bring about humility, repentance, and purity as His provisions and promises remain sure.
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 27
 In that day the Lord with his hard and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea.  In that day, “A pleasant vineyard, sing of it!  I, the Lord, am its keeper; every moment I water it. Lest anyone punish it, I keep it night and day;  I have no wrath. Would that I had thorns and briers to battle! I would march against them, I would burn them up together.  Or let them lay hold of my protection, let them make peace with me, let them make peace with me.”  In days to come Jacob shall take root, Israel shall blossom and put forth shoots and fill the whole world with fruit.  Has he struck them as he struck those who struck them? Or have they been slain as their slayers were slain?  Measure by measure, by exile you contended with them; he removed them with his fierce breath in the day of the east wind.  Therefore by this the guilt of Jacob will be atoned for, and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin: when he makes all the stones of the altars like chalkstones crushed to pieces, no Asherim or incense altars will remain standing.  For the fortified city is solitary, a habitation deserted and forsaken, like the wilderness; there the calf grazes; there it lies down and strips its branches.  When its boughs are dry, they are broken; women come and make a fire of them. For this is a people without discernment; therefore he who made them will not have compassion on them; he who formed them will show them no favor.  In that day from the river Euphrates to the Brook of Egypt the Lord will thresh out the grain, and you will be gleaned one by one, O people of Israel.  And in that day a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were lost in the land of Assyria and those who were driven out to the land of Egypt will come and worship the Lord on the holy mountain at Jerusalem.
Hymn of Adoration: # 64 God, the Lord, a King Remaineth
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 110 Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah
Hymn of Response: # 332 Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove
Dismissal Hymn: # 243 Praise the Savior Now and Ever (4)
Additional Reading: The Westminster Shorter Catechism Q/A’s 22-26
Q. 22. How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man?
A. Christ, the Son of God, became man, by taking to himself a true body, and a reasonable soul, being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the virgin Mary, and born of her, yet without sin.
Q. 23. What offices doth Christ execute as our Redeemer?
A. Christ, as our Redeemer, executeth the offices of a prophet, of a priest, and of a king, both in his estate of humiliation and exaltation.
Q. 24. How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?
A. Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in revealing to us, by his Word and Spirit, the will of God for our salvation.
Q. 25. How doth Christ execute the office of a priest?
A. Christ executeth the office of a priest, in his once offering up of himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice, and reconcile us to God, and in making continual intercession for us.
Q. 26. How doth Christ execute the office of a king?
A. Christ executeth the office of a king, in subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies.
Full Liturgy for February 14, 2016 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Isaiah
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)