“Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the LORD has spoken.” (Isaiah 1:2a)
Two and a half millennia ago, the people of Judah were surrounded on all sides. They had watched as nations rose and fell, empires conquered and toppled one another, and they wondered what the future held for them. So, they built up their defenses, formed strategic alliances, and prepared for the worst. It was a very uncertain time. And in the midst of it all, a prophet named Isaiah declared that the LORD had spoken.
As we come to the end of what has been a year full of uncertainty, Isaiah is a helpful place to turn. It is a book about God’s sovereignty, hope, and the promise that light will triumph over darkness. It is a book that honestly considers how much the world needs a savior, and which makes big promises about God’s plan to send one. It is a book about waiting on the salvation of the LORD. It begins with God’s voice, a word of judgment, and the reminder that in the world’s deepest need he is not far off. And by its end, God’s people are left with a promise that God himself will come to save them from a threat greater than empires and invading armies. As we move into the season of Advent, it is the perfect book to help us celebrate Christ’s coming, God’s promises answered, and the certainty of God’s plans to work all things for good.
We hope you’ll join us as we explore the book of Isaiah this Advent season. Together we’ll discover that the child born in a manger 2,000 years ago is the fulfillment of God’s most glorious promise.
November 29 – Isaiah 1:2-9 & 2:2-5
December 6 – Isaiah 9:2-7
December 13 – Isaiah 40:1-5
December 20 – Isaiah 52:13-53:6
December 24 – Isaiah 60:19-22
Lord willing, we’ll see you Sunday, Travis Vaclavik and Bruce Daggett
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