I can see the twinkle in your eyes let me repeat once or twice a year, not a month. This makes perfect sense when we are doing what we were created to do, it resonates deeply within us. Scripture: Isaiah 43:1–7. The names of God convey his majesty. The next two oracles of the book (Isaiah 43:1-13and 43:14—44:5) focus on redemption from captivity. ~ Isaiah 43:1-2, 5a. This is our time to exercise trust. GOD REMINDS THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL HOW HE PROVIDED FOR THEIR NEEDS, HE TELLS THEM HOW HE INTERVENED ON THEIR BEHALF AND IS THEIR PROVIDER, I PROVIDED A WAY WHERE THERE WAS NO WAY THROUGH THE RED SEA, NO ONE WAS CARRIED AWAY WITH THE CURRENT WHEN YOU WALKED THROUGH THE JORDAN RIVER, THE 4TH MAN IN THE FIRE WITH SHADRACH, MESHACH, AND ABEDNEGO THAT WAS ME, AND HE HAS NOT CHANGED, HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER, THERE IS NOT AN AREA IN YOUR LIFE IN WHICH GOD IS NOT WORKING TO FULFILL HIS PROMISES IN YOUR LIFE, YOU WILL SAIL THROUGH STORMS, WALK THROUGH VALLEYS, WEEP DURING THE DARK NIGHTS OF LIFE, BUT WEEPING MAY ENDURE FOR A NIGHT BUT JOY COMES IN THE MORNING, 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, THE VALLEY MAY MAKE YU WANT TO DIE BUT JUST A FEW MORE STEPS BECAUSE HE HAS A TABLE PREPARED FOR YOU IN THE PRESENCE OF YOUR ENEMIES. Jan 8, 1989. Scripture why the word of God is so important in worship, Communion why do we do this thing with bread and juice once a month, Baptism what is the big deal with babies and water, Personal Worship how do we sustain the momentum throughout the week, If we lay aside for a time the day-to-day cares of our lives, If we endeavor for a time to stop the running freight train of our concerns itll be there when youre done with worship, dont worry, If we stop considering worship as an entertainment on par with a nice, well-articulated motivational speech, If we start realizing that our experience in worship depends much more upon our own attitudes going into worship than it does upon the quality of the speaker or the music, If we start coming for the express purpose of meeting with our maker, Holy One of Israel, If, before worship, we cry out in our hearts Lord, speak to me today give me your message., If we pray for worship throughout the week. WE NEED TO TAKE A MOMENT AND LOOK BACK AND SEE WHERE HE BROUGHT US FROM. Isaiah 43 Sermon Church on the Corner 6th November 2016 1 But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. Do you get a sense of the awe, the sense of fear before something completely other? Last fall I was down in the mouth about something I dont even remember what it was. IT IS THE REFLECTION OF THE LIGHT OF CHRIST IN OUR HEARTS!”. DON’T FEAR YOUR HEALTH, BECAUSE BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED. It begins with the words, "Comfort, comfort my people," says your God. “I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” (Isaiah 43:1) We all like to protect our name. 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. Bible Verse; Newest; Oldest; Most Viewed; Most Shared; Sermon. A. John Piper Jul 27, 1980 756 Shares Sermon. When. Thats the very feeling that worship inspires within us. Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Therefore, the dominant emotion leading up to this passage is one of conviction over wrongdoing. John Piper Jan 8, 1989 44 Shares Sermon. I have summoned you by name. 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. These feelings dont arise when we come to worship for our own entertainment. While I understand that sometimes my name may be mispronounced or not spelt properly, it … Isaiah 43:1-7: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. Amen. The income doesnt seem to cover the expenses, and how are we going to make it to next month. When everybody else told us to close the doors and say goodbye, did God give up on us? 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. Hed go into his daughters room and say If you lined up all the little girls in all the world, Id choose you. and then to his sons room If you lined up all the little boys in all the world, Id choose you. Special selection isnt that great? Sermon Isaiah 43:1-7 Yeah, But We’re Precious. A few days later, I received an email from him. 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. Belonging, Trust, Awe, Conviction, among many others. Isaiah 43:2 - When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. Not just trust that we belong to the Father, but trust that He will care for us through trying times. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. The name translated with the all capitals LORD is the actual divine name of God. The budget is tight right now. If we had a whole weekend seminar, we could explore the richness and diversity of emotion as it is presented in the scripture. It would be a time when they were taken from the homeland and exiled in foreign countries. Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. This trust enables us to stop languishing in the past or agonizing over the difficulties of the present and fix our eyes on the wonderful future that Christ has for us. Scripture: Isaiah 43:1–7. HE IS ABLE TO DO EXCEEDING ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL... ISRAEL’S CLOTHES DIDN’T GROW OLD IN THE WILDERNESS. 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? Then, that Sunday, he drove out to a golf course far away from his church, where he would be sure that he wouldnt encounter any of his parishioners. One of my mentors, John Tolson, the head of a national mens ministry, the Gathering of Men, used to tell each Christian to skip worship once or twice a year, just so it doesnt become a legalistic routine. WE MAY FEEL LIKE WE ARE IN EXILE FROM OUR PROMISES. AND HE HAS A WONDERFUL PLAN FOR THE FUTURE. 43 1-4 But now, God ’s Message, the God who made you in the first place, Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel: “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. When we come to worship, it inspires within us a sense of belonging and a sense of trust. I was unloading it onto Tim. Look at verse 2. But when we talk of Gods holiness we mean mainly two things the first is his absolute majesty he is not a creature. Look at verse 1. Dear friends in Christ, grace, mercy and peace, from God our Father, and His Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Both senses of Holiness are pictured in Isaiahs story of his call to ministry he tells us about it in Chapter 6:1-7. He cannot stand the slightest evil thought word or deed. Once upon a time there was a pastor who wanted a break from preaching every Sunday. They only arise when we come expecting to encounter the living God. 43 But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, () for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your nameYou are Mine. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. WE SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO WORSHIP AND PRAISE HIM REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAS HAPPENED. The second hole was a longer par four with a dogleg to the left. LIVING FAR FROM THEM BUT NOW GOD WANTS YOU TO REMEMBER THE IMPOSSIBILITIES THAT HE BROUGHT YOU THROUGH AND BELIEVE THAT HIS PAST WILL OVERRIDE YOUR PAST AND YOU WILL COME OUT VICTORIOUS. 3. The point of worship isnt to entertain or satisfy us worship isnt so much about what pleases us as it is about what pleases God. He teed up on the first hole. Weve talked before about the respect and power that went along with that divine name. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WE PUT ON FROM THE OUTSIDE BUT SOMETHING THAT COMES FROM WITHIN. When we come to worship, it inspires within us a sense of belonging. 2 When you pass through the waters, () I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. A. It’s one thing to remember the past successes, but another to live in the past. Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7 Sermon: You are Mine When we hear the word covenant these days it is almost always related to real estate. a new day at hand isaiah 43:1-7. I. CHRIST TOOK POSSESSION OF OUR LIVES AND WE BELONG TO HIM. It is only … The ball soared over the trees hit the green, and straight into the cup. Covenants are signed agreements that you enter into when you purchase a home in certain locales where you promise to engage in or refrain from a specified action on the use of property. But now--notwithstanding God's past just judgments for Israel's sins. Every last bit. God overruled in the affairs of men and gave their forefathers a new start (Isaiah 43:16-17). Ive started to say that line to Sarah, because I want her to have a sense that she is special and precious. HE PROMISES TO GATHER THEM TOGETHER AND BRING THEM BACK TO THEIR PROMISED LAND. The LORD then brings the people forth as a witness that H… When we come to worship and when we experience his presence and were reminded of his mighty work, we feel trust. God Created Us for His Glory. 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. RECEPTION -GOD REMINDS THE ISRAELITES THAT HE HAS TAKEN POSSESSION OF THEM AND THAT THEY ARE HIS ALONE. SO, TAKE THE SORROW OFF OF YOUR FACE AND SMILE, BECAUSE YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO BE JOYFUL ABOUT AND LET ME SAY THE JOY OF THE LORD SHOULD BE OUR STRENGTH. Frightened or Fascinated Isaiah 43:1-7 / Luke 3:15-17; 21-22 Intro: We all have expectations of relationships, children, marriage, children, and even the church. The background is the Babylonian exile… when God’s people were carried away from their homeland, and their Temple was destroyed, and they languished for more than a full generation as strangers in a strange land. He is both terrible in his splendor and tender in his loving care. ***** Sermon on Isaiah 43:1-2 ***** By: Rev. There are certain emotional responses that Scripture teaches we can expect when we come to worship. This sermon looks at both Isaiah 43:1-7 and Luke 3:15-17; 21-22 to find an answer to this question. When you come into the family of God by accepting Jesus Christ as lord and savior, that is the feeling of belonging that comes. The Joyful Purpose of God. IT IS OUR RESPONSE TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER FOR ALL THAT HE HAS DONE FOR US IN CHRIST. Then God will not only speak to our minds and influence our actions, but he will stir our hearts, and we will never be the same again. WHEN THEY BECAME HIS, HE CHANGED THEIR NAME BECAUSE HE CHANGED THEIR CHARACTER=>JACOB-DECEIVER TO PRINCE WITH GOD. One of the first emotions that grab us from this passage is the feeling of belonging. Isaiah 43:2. WHEN GOD SAID THAT HE CALLED THEM BY NAME, HE KNEW WHO THEY WERE AND WHO THEY ARE. , CITIZENS of HEAVEN is our response to our worship is all about God, SAINTS, CITIZENS HEAVEN... Idea that we belong to the FATHER, but trust that we be! 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