We praise our generous God.
We commend God's works to the next generation. (v.1-7)
We give thanks to God for His love! (v.8-13)
We make God known to others. (v.14-21)
What should we do in response to God's generosity?
Who is singing the praises of the Father? Hebrews 2:12
Why should we praise God, too? Ephesians 1:3
Why have we been called out of darkness into light? 1 Peter 2:9
Isaiah points the people of his day to the coming day of the Lord, and warns them of what lies ahead. He speaks of gold and silver, the idols of man's making upon which they now rely. He speaks of moles and bats, the dark places into which they will cast their idols in the day in which they are exposed. He speaks of rocks and crags, and the worthless refuges to which desperate sinners will look in the day when their defences fail. He speaks of terror and glory at the coming of the Lord, and the horror of falling as a guilty sinner into the hands of the Holy God who is a consuming fire.
If we do not abandon our idols now, we will then, and be found utterly exposed. We need the refuge that only Christ provides that we might stand in the day when the Lord arises to judgment.
This sermon was delivered on October 22, 2023 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, a mission work of Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America located in Woodruff, South Carolina. Mr. Brad Egan delivered this sermon entitled "The Conspiracy of Nations" on Genesis 10:1-11:9. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at [email protected].
In Isaiah 52:13-53:12, we find the fourth Servant Song in
which we see 5 verses describing the Servant's suffering.
I. The Servant shall be high, lifted up, and exalted as
a result of his suffering to cleanse many (52:13–5).
II. The Servant was a man of sorrows, acquainted
with grief, and despised and rejected by men
III. The Servant suffered in our place, was crushed for
our sins, and bore our iniquity (52:4–6).
IV. The Servant willingly suffered as a lamb led to
slaughter though he was innocent (52:7-9).
V. The Servant will suffer and prosper according to
Yahweh's will, and many will be accounted as
righteous because he was numbered with
Ezekiel's vision at the river Chebar is a striking and strange part of Scripture. We see here first the man Ezekiel; second the marvel that he saw, and theirdly the majesty of the God who appeared to him. We see God transcendent, and God immanent, God with us.
How should we respond to the wonder of nature all around us? What do we do with nature? What are we to make of humanity? In a society plagued with so many false and dangerous theories about nature and humanity, Psalm 8 holds a critical message for our time.
The majesty of Christ confirms the truth of His word and makes the people of God hungry to know more of Him.
"Do you know why I have come?" This is the questioned asked of Daniel by the "man". It is a question that we need to be asking ourselves about Jesus: "Do you know why He came?" This passage in Daniel tells the reader much about why the Son of God came.