Published on September 26th, 2016 | by Jon Meyers0
Worship: October 2nd, 2016
On Sunday, October 2nd, Pastor Tony continued his sermon series in Isaiah: The Lord Saves. He emphasized that the often expressed Scriptural teaching about God’s purpose in creating and redeeming His people serves again here as a comfort and guidepost for our lives.
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
Isaiah 42:18 Hear, you deaf, and look, you blind, that you may see!  Who is blind but my servant, or deaf as my messenger whom I send? Who is blind as my dedicated one, or blind as the servant of the LORD?  He sees many things, but does not observe them; his ears are open, but he does not hear.  The LORD was pleased, for his righteousness’ sake, to magnify his law and make it glorious.  But this is a people plundered and looted; they are all of them trapped in holes and hidden in prisons; they have become plunder with none to rescue, spoil with none to say, “Restore!”  Who among you will give ear to this, will attend and listen for the time to come?  Who gave up Jacob to the looter, and Israel to the plunderers? Was it not the LORD, against whom we have sinned, in whose ways they would not walk, and whose law they would not obey?  So he poured on him the heat of his anger and the might of battle; it set him on fire all around, but he did not understand; it burned him up, but he did not take it to heart.
[43:1] But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.  For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you.  Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.  Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you.  I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth,  everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
Hymn of Adoration: # 100 Holy, Holy, Holy
Hymn or Spiritual Songs: # 120 All Things Bright and Beautiful
Hymn of Response: # 508 Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Dismissal Hymn: # 34 The God of Abraham Praise (6)
Full Liturgy for October 2nd, 2016 (PDF)
Sermons from the Exposition of Isaiah
(click on the link for the sermon page with audio)