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Resources on Isaiah

Resources on Isaiah

Comfort (Christmas Eve)

Isaiah 40:1-11 1 Comfort, comfort my people,    says your God.2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,    and proclaim to herthat her hard service has been completed,    that her sin has been paid for,that she has received from the Lord’s hand    double for all her sins. 3 A voice of one calling:“In the wilderness prepare    the way for the Lord;make straight in the desert    a highway for our God.4 Every valley shall be raised up,    every mountain and hill made low;the rough ground shall become level,    the rugged places a plain.5 And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,    and all people will see it together.For the…

Gladness and Joy

Isaiah 35:1-10 1 The desert and the parched land will be glad;    the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;    it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,    the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;they will see the glory of the Lord,    the splendor of our God. 3 Strengthen the feeble hands,    steady the knees that give way;4 say to those with fearful hearts,    “Be strong, do not fear;your God will come,    he will come with vengeance;with divine retribution    he will come to save you.” 5 Then will…

A Glorious Resting Place

Isaiah 11:1-10 11:1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;    from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—    the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,    the Spirit of counsel and of might,    the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—3 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,    or decide by what he hears with his ears;4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy,    with justice he will give decisions for the poor of…

Prince of Peace

Isaiah 9:1-7 1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan— 2 The people walking in darkness    have seen a great light;on those living in the land of deep darkness    a light has dawned.3 You have enlarged the nation    and increased their joy;they rejoice before you    as people rejoice at…

A Contrite Community

Isaiah 57:14-21 14 And it will be said: “Build up, build up, prepare the road!    Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people.”15 For this is what the high and exalted One says—    he who lives forever, whose name is holy:“I live in a high and holy place,    but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit,to revive the spirit of the lowly    and to revive the heart of the contrite.16 I will not accuse them forever,    nor will I always be angry,for then they would faint away…

Outsiders Brought In

Isaiah 56:1-8 56:1 This is what the Lord says: “Maintain justice    and do what is right,for my salvation is close at hand    and my righteousness will soon be revealed.2 Blessed is the one who does this—    the person who holds it fast,who keeps the Sabbath without desecrating it,    and keeps their hands from doing any evil.” 3 Let no foreigner who is bound to the Lord say,    “The Lord will surely exclude me from his people.”And let no eunuch complain,    “I am only a dry tree.” 4 For this is what the Lord says: “To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths,    who choose what pleases me    and…

Weakness and Waiting

Isaiah 40:28-31 Do you not know?    Have you not heard?The Lord is the everlasting God,    the Creator of the ends of the earth.He will not grow tired or weary,    and his understanding no one can fathom.29 He gives strength to the weary    and increases the power of the weak.30 Even youths grow tired and weary,    and young men stumble and fall;31 but those who hope in the Lord    will renew their strength.They will soar on wings like eagles;    they will run and not grow weary,    they will walk and not be faint. In this sermon, we learn the counterintuitive…