Isaiah

Starting in August 2015, Pastor Tony’s series is from the Old Testament Book, Isaiah.

Here is his letter to the congregation:

I start the exposition of Isaiah relying on the prayers of my Redeemer family. The prophet Isaiah ministered over seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus yet paints a vivid picture of the Messiah. Despite popular misconception about the ministry of a prophet, his main task was not to foretell the future, but rather to bring words of reproof and comfort to the people of God. The prophets were often burdened souls, crushed by the hardened hearts and sinful ways of God’s covenant people. The prophets were not typically appreciated or popular because they brought a convicting message. Nevertheless, the people of God needed the prophet’s voice in order to know God’s will. For repentance to occur, God sent his Spirit upon the prophets to deliver His Word. Isaiah is roundly considered the key prophet of the Old Testament. The book of Isaiah is a centerpiece of Biblical revelation. He watched the Northern Kingdom (Israel) fall to the Assyrians and pleaded with the Southern Kingdom (Judah) to turn from the sinful ways of their northern counterparts and renew their covenant commitment to God. The book of Isaiah is an impassioned plea to God’s people mixed with correction, comfort, and promises.

The message of Isaiah to God’s people is timeless. We have the advantage of having witnessed the coming of Jesus, the ultimate fulfillment of Isaiah’s messianic promises and hope. You will be amazed by how relevant Isaiah is for Christians today.

Isaiah’s ministry spanned six decades and the book is an anthology of his oracles. He lived through a diverse epoch of kingdoms and kings, all the while keeping a common message of redemption through God’s anointed One (Messiah). Isaiah reminds us that we are God’s people and He will never relent in working His plan for His name and His people. The prophet reveals our sublime and high God who stands above the nations, requiring justice and equity. Isaiah shows us the Holy One of Israel to whom every person on earth is accountable, but he also tells of the suffering Servant who makes our sins – though they be as red as scarlet – as white as snow.

Have you not known Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
-Isaiah 40:28-31

In The Lamb,
Pastor Tony

Sermon Text Liturgy
An Introduction to Isaiah Isaiah 1:1-2 08/02/15
We need the Lord’s Cleansing Isaiah 1:2-20 08/09/15
He Will Restore Isaiah 1:21-31 08/16/15
The Futility of Trusting in Man Isaiah 2 08/23/15
The Branch of the Lord Isaiah 3 & 4 08/30/15
Wolf Grapes Isaiah 5 09/06/15
Seeing God and Serving Him Isaiah 6 09/13/15
God With Us Isaiah 7-8:8 09/20/15
Following God When Your Nation Does Not Isaiah 8 10/04/15
From Darkness to The Light Isaiah 9:1-7 10/11/15
God Hates Pride Isaiah 9:8-10:4 10/18/15
God’s Sovereighty & Man’s Responsibility Isaiah 10:5-19 11/01/15
A Gracious Discipline Isaiah 10:20-34 11/08/15
The Messiah brings His Kingdom by the Spirit Isaiah 11:1-2 11/29/15
The Messiah brings Righteous Judgment Isaiah 11:3-5 12/06/15
The Messiah brings Restoration Isaiah 11:5-9 12/13/15
The Messiah brings Eternal Deliverance Isaiah 11:10-16 12/20/15
Saved to Make Him Known Isaiah 12:1-6 01/03/16
6 Lessons from the Oracles Against the Nations, Part 1 Isaiah 13-23 01/10/16
6 Lessons from the Oracles Against the Nations, Part 2 Isaiah 13-23 01/17/16
Rejoicing in God’s Justice and Salvation Isaiah 24-25 01/24/16
The Song of Our Salvation Isaiah 26 01/31/16
The Great Sword and Trumpet of the Lord Isaiah 27 02/14/16
Believe in God’s Precious Cornerstone Isaiah 28 02/21/16
Wonderless Disbelief or Wonderful Faith? Isaiah 29 02/28/16
He will Surely be Gracious to You Isaiah 30 03/06/16
Waiting for Our King Isaiah 31-32 04/03/16
Rock Bottom Grace Isaiah 33 04/17/16
Seek and Read from the Book of the Lord: Judgment and Salvation Isaiah 34-35 04/24/16
Who’s Word Will We Trust? Isaiah 36-37:7 05/08/16
That All the Kingdoms of Earth May Know Isaiah 37:5-38 05/15/16
The Legacy of Betraying the Cause of God Isaiah 38-39 05/22/16
The Only Source of Real Comfort Isaiah 40:1-11 08/14/16
None Greater Isaiah 40:12-26 08/21/16
Like Eagles Isaiah 40:27-31 08/28/16
Fear not, God is with us! Isaiah 41:1-20 09/04/16
God’s Answer for the World’s Trouble Isaiah 41:21-42:9 09/11/16
The Reason to Sing Isaiah 42:1-17 09/25/16
Created and Redeemed for God’s Glory Isaiah 43:1-7 10/02/16
The Invincibility of God is the basis for our Assurance Isaiah 43:8-44:5 10/09/16
The Only God Our Savior Isaiah 44:6-28 10/16/16
The Right Response to the Sovereignty of God Isaiah 45 10/23/16
Living in a Nation under Judgment Isaiah 46-47 11/06/16
God Refines & Redeems for a Purpose Isaiah 48 01/01/17
I Am the Lord Your Savior part 1 Isaiah 49 01/15/17
I Am the Lord Your Savior part 2 Isaiah 49-50 01/22/17
Who Obeys the Voice of His Servant? Isaiah 50 01/29/17
Listen and Look! The Lord Saves Isaiah 51:1-8 02/05/17
Get Woke! Isaiah 51:9-23 02/12/17
Witnesses to God’s Salvation Isaiah 52:1-12 02/26/17
Our Suffering Servant Part 1 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 03/05/17
Our Suffering Servant Part 2 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 03/12/17
Our Suffering Servant Part 3 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 03/26/17
Our Suffering Servant Part 4 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 04/02/17
Our Suffering Servant Part 5 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 04/09/17
Our Interceding Servant Isaiah 53:1-12 04/23/17