We wrap our series seeing the importance of rooting ourselves in Kingdom Promises and the God of Truth.

 

Christ, who is the fulfillment of the Isaiah 61, sets us free from sin which is the power of the Gospel. He also, because of the freedom he has given us, invites us to step into the purpose of the gospel as we alert everyone we know to the reign and rule of the Anointed One.

 

Unable to produce the Peace we long for on our own, we are in desperate need of a redeemer. One who will set us free from our transgressions and into a right relationship with God. This redeemer is Jesus, who gives peace to us and calls us to go and proclaim this peace to the world that is available in him.

 
 

As God draws us to himself, he invited us to respond to his generous love by extending it to those around us. May we see the invitation as a response to his love and not as a way to control, manipulate, or earn.


This week, we see in Isaiah 56 & 57 our own tendency to stray away from the invitation of God to participate in the things God would have for us. Yet, there is still good news as he says to those near and far, “Peace.”


This week, Kirk Cowell returns to lead us through Isaiah 55, In this sermon, Kirk helps us to consider two things. 1. The who invites all to return to him, having paid the price himself. And 2, the ways in which we have become to comfortable in the Empire instead of pursuing the Kingdom of God.


 

Mark Howell leads us through Isaiah 49, helping us consider two very important questions when facing trials in life: Does God Care & Is He Able?


 

Have you ever, like the Israelites, looked around an said, "My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God." Kirk gives us an honest approach at life in the middle of suffering and questioning, pointing us to a God who will not "break a bruised reed," nor "snuff out a smoldering wick."


 

The temporary masquerades as the eternal, casting doubt, promising to fulfill wants in the now. As those called to hold to the eternal, we bring the temporary to the feet of the King of Kings, knowing he can provide what we are incapable of producing in ourselves.


 

Using Isaiah 24 and 25, we discuss looking at the world through the lenses of the temporary and the eternal. When we exchange the eternal for the temporary, we rob ourselves of joy and miss out on the invitation to eat at the feast hosted by the King of Kings.


 

We start our new series in the book of Isaiah, getting a clear picture our own sinfulness and God's perfect holiness. In doing so, we are able to truly capture the beauty of God's Glorious Grace.