Sermons on Isaiah

Sermons on Isaiah

Isaiah 66:1-6

In Isaiah 66:1-6 Isaiah distinguishes between two kinds of people. On the one hand there are those who have truly received the grace of God and will thus enter into the New Heavens and the New Earth, while on the other hand there are those who will not. What is the difference? Disposition towards the Word of God. Some receive it humbly. Others rely on external ritual rather than the Bible.

Isaiah 65:17-25

In Isaiah 65:17-25 Isaiah gloriously describes the New Heavens and the New Earth. God will reestablish fellowship with his people. There will be unending joy. The curse will be undone. Everything will be turned to blessing. Such is the glorious end for all those who trust in Christ.

Isaiah 65:8-16

In Isaiah 65:8-16 Isaiah prophesies of the two ends of the two kinds of people described in 65:1-7. The difference of these two ends is an encouragement to turn to God and a warning about the consequences of not turning.

Isaiah 65:1-7

In Isaiah 65:1-7 Isaiah speaks about two different kinds of people: those who receive God’s grace and those who don’t. Surprisingly, it is the Gentiles who will receive the gospel, whereas those closest to God will not due to apostasy. We learn from this passage not to presume upon the grace of God but to cast ourselves upon Him.

Isaiah 63:15-64:12

In Isaiah 63:15-64:12 Isaiah continues to call out to God in response to the glorious messianic prophecies of 59:15-63:6. Isaiah sees the vast difference between what was promised and the current state of the people of God and this causes him to cry out to God to restore His people. He acknowledges his and the people’s sins, recognizes God’s sovereignty and the people’s covenant relationship with Him, and on the basis of these things pleads with God to restore His…

Isaiah 63:7-14

Many argue against God’s existence or against God in general by arguing that He is not good. Isaiah, however, remembers God’s goodness in his prayer for the restoration of the people of God. Remembering God’s goodness even when we sin provides a basis for godly prayers. We remember what God did in His grace in the past and ask that God would do the same in the present according to His mercy and grace and for the sake of His…

Isaiah 63:1-6

In Isaiah 63:1-6 Isaiah gives the final of four messianic prophecies in chapters 59-63. Here the emphasis falls on Christ coming in judgment. How does this judgment relate to the other oracles of salvation? We see here that salvation comes through judgment. The judgment of sin on the cross is the surest guarantee of another future judgment which will destroy the wicked and bring vindication to the godly.

Isaiah 62:1-9

In Isaiah 62:1-9 Isaiah speaks about the prayers that ought to be made to God in light of the coming of Christ. The passage actually starts out with an example of Christ’s prayers for the restoration of the people of God. These prayers are made constantly to God. We do not have, however, only a prophecy of Christ’s prayer, Isaiah also tells us that Christ will set watchman to pray unceasingly to God for the restoration of Zion. The instructions…

Isaiah 61:10-62:12

In Isaiah 61:10-62:12 Isaiah gives three ways in which we are to respond to the good news of the coming Messiah: Rejoice, pray, and evangelize. We live in the days where all these things have been fulfilled, and therefore, we ought all the more to do these three things.

Isaiah 61:4-9

Zion benefits from the salvation worked by Christ, the Anointed Preacher. She will be restored with all the nations serving her and her people acting as priests to the world. Such is the glory of the Church in the days we are living in now.

Isaiah 61:1-3

In Isaiah 61:1-3, Isaiah returns to prophesying of the Lord Jesus Christ. Here he is described as a prophet who proclaims good news to the poor. Christ declares himself to be the fulfillment in Luke 4 where he reads this passage from Isaiah and declares it fulfilled in the hearing of the people.

Isaiah 60:1-22

Zion was in darkness due to her sins, but now, as a result of the salvation worked through the Messiah, light arises over her. The coming of Christ leads to all nations coming and serving Zion, bringing their tribute, as she is gloriously transformed in the new creation. The gifts that are brought are fulfilled when the light of a star arises over Christ and the Magi bring their gifts of tribute to him at his birth.
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