God takes us to places of dependence, then creates new beginnings, new blessings. It’s important to remember that the first part of Isaiah deals with God’s judgment on the nations and upon Israel in particular. THIS IN WHAT THE OLDER GENERATION CALLED THE WONDERFUL EXCHANGE, OUR WORSHIP IS, THEREFORE OUR PARTICIPATION THROUGH THE SPIRIT IN THE SON’S COMMUNION WITH THE FATHER, IN HIS SUBSTITUTION LIFE OF WORSHIP AND INTERCESSION. Bible Verse; Newest; Oldest; Most Viewed; Most Shared; Sermon. We are told of God who for four thousand years has preserved and cared for his beloved children. He is both terrible in his splendor and tender in his loving care. This is the how email started “Jesus called my office today, he told me that if I happened to talk to you I needed to relay a message for him.” From there, he encouraged me about various things going on in my life, and he ended by saying ... “He also wanted you to know that's he's proud of your development, much like you are of your little daughter Sarah Grace, as a matter of fact, exactly like that.” Tim’s words immediately hit home — the delight that I take in Sarah is the same delight that the Father takes in me. He is not something subject to the dictates of a living being. ONE DAY, CHRIST WILL RETURN, NOT AS A LAMB BUT AS A LION, READY TO ROAR AGAINST THE NATIONS AND THOSE WHO HAVE REJECTED HIM, HE IS COMING TO RECEIVE THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED HIM, BECAUSE YOU ARE PRECIOUS IN HIS EYES AND HE LOVES YOU, HE WILL DO WHAT IT TAKES TO GIVE YOU A NEW LIFE. When we come to worship, it inspires within us a sense of belonging and a sense of trust. He’d go into his daughter’s room and say “If you lined up all the little girls in all the world, I’d choose you.” and then to his son’s room “If you lined up all the little boys in all the world, I’d choose you.” Special selection — isn’t that great? These reflect that God is both completely beyond us, and yet completely personal. But it should also inspire within us a sense of trust. HE IS ABLE TO DO EXCEEDING ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL... ISRAEL’S CLOTHES DIDN’T GROW OLD IN THE WILDERNESS. i. DON’T WORRY ABOUT YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, HE SHALL SUPPLY ALL OF YOUR NEEDS. Isaiah 43. the valley may make yu want to die but just a few more steps because he has a … And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Do you get a sense of the awe, the sense of fear before something completely other? That’s the very feeling that worship inspires within us. a new day at hand isaiah 43:1-7. (Isaiah 43:15-16) In many prophetic passages in Isaiah, the prophet foresaw a time of great difficulty for the Israelites - a time when they would be captives to their enemies. Both Michael and Mary Ann have left us. i. One of my best friends and encouragers is Tim Fary, who lives down in Asheville, North Carolina. Isaiah 43:1-7: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. Scripture: Joshua 3, 1 Samuel 14, 2 Chronicles 14, 2 Kings 6-7:1, Isaiah 43:1-2 (view more) (view less) Denomination: Foursquare Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. I. Every last bit. Jul 27, 1980. II. A pretty little par three hole with a water hazard off to the right. Sermon Isaiah 43:1-7 Yeah, But We’re Precious. On top of that, I know that there are broader worries — will our city recover from the effects of the riots and the economic boycotts? Amen. It is a fascinating - and instructive - switch between Isaiah 43:16-17 and Isaiah 43:18. On top of that, I know that each of us has our own personal difficulties — worries about job security, worries about the future of our children, worries about the care of our parents. I know that some of you are worried. he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. The third hole — hole in one. The Joyful Purpose of God. Believe me, I know that whispering that goes on around these and other issues. Therefore, the dominant emotion leading up to this passage is one of conviction over wrongdoing. It is a fascinating – and instructive – switch between Isaiah 43:16-17 and Isaiah 43:18. Verses 18-28. In Isaiah 43:2, the Lord gives great assurance about His protection on His children as they face deep, turbulent waters. I’m giving him a perfect game of golf and he can’t tell a soul.”. Don’t look back! They only arise when we come expecting to encounter the living God. The next two oracles of the book (Isaiah 43:1-13and 43:14—44:5) focus on redemption from captivity. When everybody else told us to close the doors and say goodbye, did God give up on us? Everything we do in worship brings him that praise — as we tell the stories of the great things he has done, as we pray for his continued involvement in our world, as we sing about his wonderful deeds and acts, and as we receive the grace that he extends toward us. Here in Isaiah 43, God speaks to this same deaf & blind people with a series of truths and promises that give us a greater understanding of God and trust in Him. Now while all this is going on, up in heaven, one of the angels approaches God and says “Why are you doing that— he’s a pastor who is skipping church and lied about it — why are you blessing him like that?” God looked back with a twinkle in his eye “What blessing? WE NEED TO TAKE A MOMENT AND LOOK BACK AND SEE WHERE HE BROUGHT US FROM. SermonAudio.com - Isaiah 43 Sermons. HE PROMISES TO GATHER THEM TOGETHER AND BRING THEM BACK TO THEIR PROMISED LAND. Beyond that, I want her to know that my love for her is but a pale reflection of the Father’s love for her. FAR TOO MANY CHRISTIANS LACK THIS JOY ON THEIR FACES. Look at verse 2. Worship is all about God. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. God, In Trouble . 43. We can’t produce these emotions, but we can prepare ourselves to receive whatever God gives us in worship. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT IT IS TIME FOR A NEW LIFE. WHEN WE THINK OF WHAT WE WERE AND WHAT JESUS HAS MADE US, IT OUGHT TO MAKE US PRAISE THE LORD. He said that while his children were growing up, he’d tuck them in every night. Jan 8, 1989. NOW WE ARE CALLED CHILDREN OF GOD, SAINTS, CITIZENS OF HEAVEN. There are certain emotional responses that Scripture teaches we can expect when we come to worship. When we gather here for worship, something exciting happens that gives us the power and impetus to make it through the week as a whole. It begins with the words, "Comfort, comfort my people," says your God. But — in worship, we are told the story of God who is much bigger than all that. Both senses of Holiness are pictured in Isaiah’s story of his call to ministry — he tells us about it in Chapter 6:1-7. Not just trust that we belong to the Father, but trust that He will care for us through trying times. And now, here God says “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”. I. The name translated with the all capitals LORD is the actual divine name of God. WHEN THEY BECAME HIS, HE CHANGED THEIR NAME BECAUSE HE CHANGED THEIR CHARACTER=>JACOB-DECEIVER TO PRINCE WITH GOD. 1) Means of Guidance (Isaiah 43:7a,c) "Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made. Hole in one. It would be a time when they were taken from the homeland and exiled in foreign countries. Look at verse 3. A. A few weeks ago I was listening to a talk by Bill Hybels, the pastor of Willow Creek Church in Chicago, one of the most exciting churches in the country. But in Isaiah 43:18, they are told, do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. A whole array of emotion from conviction of sin, joy in the presence of the Lord, excitement about the great things done for us, anguish over our sin, bitter lament — all facets of our emotional life should come to play in our worship. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. John Piper Jul 27, 1980 756 Shares Sermon. He says, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you” (Isaiah 43:2). The LORD then brings the people forth as a witness that H… When You’re Between a Rock and a Hard Place. God speaks to Israel and calls them to remember two things he had already done: he had redeemed them and had called them. These feelings don’t arise when we come to worship for our own entertainment. RECEPTION -GOD REMINDS THE ISRAELITES THAT HE HAS TAKEN POSSESSION OF THEM AND THAT THEY ARE HIS ALONE. I KNOW THAT YOUR WIFE LEFT YOU WHEN YOU LOST THE HOUSE, BUT I HAVEN’T LEFT YOU, THE HOLINESS OF GOD, WHOSE FIREY PRESENCE ONCE CALLED FORTH FEAR. Adrian Dieleman. The budget is tight right now. This makes perfect sense — when we are doing what we were created to do, it resonates deeply within us. The other part of holiness is that God stands apart from everything that is evil and bad. Israel is first exhorted not to fear (43:1-7) because God formed them and called them in the past; and because they are precious to Him they will be regathered from the whole earth. John Piper Jan 8, 1989 44 Shares Sermon. Isaiah 43:1-13 Isaiah 43:1-2 "Fear Not" Old Year's Service 2008 Introduction I have a stack of scary documents with me. Amen. In the first one the LORD promises to regather His undeserving nation (servant) and renew them. That’s why we’re going to take a few weeks to focus on worship. He teed up on the first hole. “You are mine.” You belong to me — I chose you. Plop. Dear friends in Christ, grace, mercy and peace, from God our Father, and His Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. "Speak SermonAudio.com - Isaiah 43 Sermons. The ball soared over the trees — hit the green, and straight into the cup. We are told of God died and rose again. It was at the end of a day that had been set aside for introspection and talking about feelings of self-worth. John Piper Jul 27, 1980 756 Shares Sermon. AND WHEN WECAME TO HIM BY FAITH GRACE FORGAVE AND SAVED US, 2. Then it is certain that such experiences will come. The point of worship isn’t to entertain or satisfy us — worship isn’t so much about what pleases us as it is about what pleases God. Isaiah 43:2. But how? IT IS THE REFLECTION OF THE LIGHT OF CHRIST IN OUR HEARTS!”. Today's Sermon is the 2nd part of a series within the series on Practical Faith. When we come to worship and when we experience his presence and we’re reminded of his mighty work, we feel trust. WE MAY FEEL LIKE WE ARE IN EXILE FROM OUR PROMISES. God Created Us for His Glory. The point of worship is to bring praise to our Maker. Isaiah 43:1 "But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called [thee] by thy name; thou [art] mine." While I understand that sometimes my name may be mispronounced or not spelt properly, it … Scripture: Isaiah 43:1–7. GOD SAYS, EVERYONE CALLED BY MY NAME, WHOM I CREATED FOR MY GLORY, THE PURPOSE OF YOUR CREATION AND REDEMPTION IS TO BRING GLORY TO GOD, ONE OF THE GREATEST WAYS TO BRING GLORY TO GOD IS BY WORSHIPING HIM, HE TAKES OUR UNWORTHY PRAYERS AND SANCTIFIES THEM, OFFERS THEM WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE TO THE FATER, AND GIVES THEM BACK TO US, THAT WE MIGHT FEED UPON THE TRUE BREAD FROM HEAVEN IN THANKSGIVING. DON’T FEAR YOUR HEALTH, BECAUSE BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED. Isaiah 43 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this 12 volume, chapter by chapter commentary of 4,800 sermon outlines and 24,000 homiletic references He was talking about the family and the importance of expressing love to your children. John Piper Jan 8, 1989 44 Shares Sermon. We respond with our whole being — our minds, our actions, and our emotions. Look at verse 1. WE SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO WORSHIP AND PRAISE HIM REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED. 40:1-4). But now--notwithstanding God's past just judgments for Israel's sins. IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE PUT ON FROM THE OUTSIDE BUT SOMETHING THAT COMES FROM WITHIN. I was unloading it onto Tim. Our look at today’s passage is just a sampling so that we can better open our eyes to see how our heart should be affected by worship. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. In Isaiah 43:16-17, Israel is told to look to the past by remembering the great things God did for them at the Red Sea. HE REDEEMED US-WE ARE SAVED BECAUSE AROUND 2,000 YEARS AGO, BEFORE WE WERE EVEN BORN, THE LORD JESUS WILLINGLY DIED TO SAVE OUR SOULS. We are told of God who delivered his people through the Red Sea. Worship is all about God. ... the storm may rage and rise but it will obey the voice of christ and when he speaks a sermon on peace the winds and waters will humble themselves. However, even though worship is all about God, it elicits within us a response. Holy means set apart for a special purpose. All of these are valid concerns that occupy our imaginations. 2 When you pass through the waters, () I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. A HINDU TRADER IN INDIA ONCE ASKED A MISSIONARY, WHAT DO YOU PUT ON YOUR FACE TO MAKE IT SHINE, WITH SURPRISE THE MAN OF GOD ANSWERED, “I DON’T PUT ANYTHING ON IT.”, THE INDIAN STARTED TO LOSE PATIENCE AND FORCEFULLY SAID, “YES YOU DO!”, ALL OF YOU WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS SEEM TO PAINT A GLOW ON THEIR FACE, I’VE SEEN IT IN THE CITIES OF SURAT, AGRA, AND MUMBAI, SUDDENLY THE CHRISTIAN UNDERSTOOD, AND HIS FACE GLOWED EVEN MORE AS HE SAID, “NOW I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN, AND I WILL TELL YOU THE SECRET. For example, later in Isaiah 45:14 God promised that the products of Egypt and Cush would come to Israel and then in verse 15 we read, O God of Israel, Savior! Jan 8, 1989. We’ve talked before about the respect and power that went along with that divine name. The fifth — hole in one. 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