It’s a matter of the heart! Do you acknowledge what happened and will you turn back to God?

So much of what is tough through Jesus and through the Bible point back to where is our heart in how we live. From the overflow of our hearts our mouth speaks! Do you realize how you got to this point? Do you realize the good you did? Do you realize the mistakes you made? Do you realize that you need forgiveness? Do you realize that bitterness isn’t where you need to be, but that forgiveness is the key to true freedom? Are you mocking God? Are you blaming God? Are you turning to God for help and forgiveness and wholeness?

In this morning’s reading we see that it starts with Jesus and 2 criminals on the cross. Which one would you say most resembles your heart and your attitude?

38Above him were written these words: “This is the King of the Jews.” 39One of the criminals hanging there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 40The other one, however, rebuked him, saying, “Don’t you fear God? You received the same sentence he did. 41Ours, however, is only right, because we are getting what we deserve for what we did; but he has done no wrong.” 42And he said to Jesus, “Remember me, Jesus, when you come as King!” 43Jesus said to him, “I promise you that today you will be in Paradise with me.” –from Luke 23

How do you view the world? What is the state of your heart? How is your response reflecting what is in your heart? How are your words reflecting what is in your heart? From the overflow of the heart, your mouth speaks!

Don’t run away! Run to God! Don’t run from! Run to! Consider the heart of the Father! For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son not to condemn the world, but that through Him the world could be saved! So that everyone who believes in Him would not perish but have eternal life! God’s plan is good! God’s plan is that we would have life to the full! God’s plan is to prosper you and not to harm you, He plans to give you hope and a future. So let’s come near to God! Let’s make Him and His plans and His purpose for our lives to be our plan and our purpose and our focus!

Let Us Come Near to God

19We have, then, my friends, complete freedom to go into the Most Holy Place by means of the death of Jesus. 20He opened for us a new way, a living way, through the curtain—that is, through his own body. 21We have a great priest in charge of the house of God. 22So let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith, with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water. 23Let us hold on firmly to the hope we profess, because we can trust God to keep his promise. 24Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. 25Let us not give up the habit of meeting together, as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more, since you see that the Day of the Lord is coming nearer. 26For there is no longer any sacrifice that will take away sins if we purposely go on sinning after the truth has been made known to us. 27Instead, all that is left is to wait in fear for the coming Judgment and the fierce fire which will destroy those who oppose God! 28Anyone who disobeys the Law of Moses is put to death without any mercy when judged guilty from the evidence of two or more witnesses. 29What, then, of those who despise the Son of God? who treat as a cheap thing the blood of God’s covenant which purified them from sin? who insult the Spirit of grace? Just think how much worse is the punishment they will deserve! 30For we know who said, “I will take revenge, I will repay”; and who also said, “The Lord will judge his people.” 31It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God! 32Remember how it was with you in the past. In those days, after God’s light had shone on you, you suffered many things, yet were not defeated by the struggle. 33You were at times publicly insulted and mistreated, and at other times you were ready to join those who were being treated in this way. 34You shared the sufferings of prisoners, and when all your belongings were seized, you endured your loss gladly, because you knew that you still possessed something much better, which would last forever. 35Do not lose your courage, then, because it brings with it a great reward. 36You need to be patient, in order to do the will of God and receive what he promises. 37For, as the scripture says, “Just a little while longer, and he who is coming will come; he will not delay. 38My righteous people, however, will believe and live; but if any of them turns back, I will not be pleased with them.” 39We are not people who turn back and are lost. Instead, we have faith and are saved.

–from Hebrews 10

Let’s live like the people God created us to be! Are you lost? God has been calling you! Are you lost? Let’s come together in faith and cry out to God and allow His plan and His purpose to bring you into the fold so that you can be saved! God’s got great plans for you! He created you on purpose with a purpose! Don’t lose hope!

Need wisdom? Turn to God’s Word! Need fellowship and friendship? Look for a Bible believing, Bible preaching church!

Today is the first day of the rest of your life! Let’s start it off with God!

1Never boast about tomorrow. You don’t know what will happen between now and then. 2Let other people praise you—even strangers; never do it yourself. 3The weight of stone and sand is nothing compared to the trouble that stupidity can cause. 4Anger is cruel and destructive, but it is nothing compared to jealousy. 5Better to correct someone openly than to let him think you don’t care for him at all. 6Friends mean well, even when they hurt you. But when an enemy puts his arm around your shoulder—watch out! 7When you are full, you will refuse honey, but when you are hungry, even bitter food tastes sweet. 8Anyone away from home is like a bird away from its nest. 9Perfume and fragrant oils make you feel happier, but trouble shatters your peace of mind. 10Do not forget your friends or your father’s friends. If you are in trouble, don’t ask a relative for help; a nearby neighbor can help you more than relatives who are far away. 11Be wise, my child, and I will be happy; I will have an answer for anyone who criticizes me. 12Sensible people will see trouble coming and avoid it, but an unthinking person will walk right into it and regret it later. 13Any people stupid enough to promise to be responsible for a stranger’s debts deserve to have their own property held to guarantee payment. 14You might as well curse your friends as wake them up early in the morning with a loud greeting. –from Proverbs 27


It’s important to know your purpose!

It’s important that when you are playing out your role and purpose you don’t allow what others do or say keep you from completing and accomplishing it! It’s important to not get dragged down into name calling or war of words over something you have been called to do! It’s important to live to your full potential so that in and through you others will see the revelation of God! It may not be easy! It may not be fun! But in the end it will be totally worth it!

It’s important to know your purpose!

Today’s Word speaks to Jesus’ crucifixion this way…

32Two other men, both of them criminals, were also led out to be put to death with Jesus. 33When they came to the place called “The Skull,” they crucified Jesus there, and the two criminals, one on his right and the other on his left. 34Jesus said, “Forgive them, Father! They don’t know what they are doing.” They divided his clothes among themselves by throwing dice. 35The people stood there watching while the Jewish leaders made fun of him: “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah whom God has chosen!” 36The soldiers also made fun of him: they came up to him and offered him cheap wine, 37and said, “Save yourself if you are the king of the Jews!”

–from Luke 23

Jesus knew His purpose and at this time it was to bridge the gap between God and us. Jesus knew His purpose and was not going to leave bitterness on the cross but rather share forgiveness. Jesus knew His purpose and it wasn’t to do tricks to amuse others but to satisfy the calling and the cost required to complete the purpose God the Father had given Him to do.

Jesus unlike the old days when there was continual sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin was a single sacrifice one for all. With Jesus’ sacrifice we are freed from the penalty of sin which is death because we have received Him as our Lord and Savior and we bring our sins to Him and ask for forgiveness. God tells us that as we forgive others He will forgive us! So give it up to God! Give forgiveness! Ask God for forgiveness, Jesus has already paid the price!

1The Jewish Law is not a full and faithful model of the real things; it is only a faint outline of the good things to come. The same sacrifices are offered forever, year after year. How can the Law, then, by means of these sacrifices make perfect the people who come to God? 2If the people worshiping God had really been purified from their sins, they would not feel guilty of sin any more, and all sacrifices would stop. 3As it is, however, the sacrifices serve year after year to remind people of their sins. 4For the blood of bulls and goats can never take away sins. 5For this reason, when Christ was about to come into the world, he said to God: “You do not want sacrifices and offerings, but you have prepared a body for me. 6You are not pleased with animals burned whole on the altar or with sacrifices to take away sins. 7Then I said, ‘Here I am, to do your will, O God, just as it is written of me in the book of the Law.’” 8First he said, “You neither want nor are you pleased with sacrifices and offerings or with animals burned on the altar and the sacrifices to take away sins.” He said this even though all these sacrifices are offered according to the Law. 9Then he said, “Here I am, O God, to do your will.” So God does away with all the old sacrifices and puts the sacrifice of Christ in their place. 10Because Jesus Christ did what God wanted him to do, we are all purified from sin by the offering that he made of his own body once and for all. 11Every Jewish priest performs his services every day and offers the same sacrifices many times; but these sacrifices can never take away sins. 12Christ, however, offered one sacrifice for sins, an offering that is effective forever, and then he sat down at the right side of God. 13There he now waits until God puts his enemies as a footstool under his feet. 14With one sacrifice, then, he has made perfect forever those who are purified from sin. 15And the Holy Spirit also gives us his witness. First he says, 16“This is the covenant that I will make with them in the days to come, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts and write them on their minds.” 17And then he says, “I will not remember their sins and evil deeds any longer.” 18So when these have been forgiven, an offering to take away sins is no longer needed. –from Hebrews 10

What a weight off our shoulders. What a burden we no longer have to carry. How the devil will try to get us to pick it back up. How the devil will try to make us hold onto it rather than give it all over to God. But we know better so don’t do it. We know better so let’s give it all over to God to take care of!

17Getting involved in an argument that is none of your business is like going down the street and grabbing a dog by the ears. 18-19Someone who tricks someone else and then claims that he was only joking is like a crazy person playing with a deadly weapon. 20Without wood, a fire goes out; without gossip, quarreling stops. 21Charcoal keeps the embers glowing, wood keeps the fire burning, and troublemakers keep arguments alive. 22Gossip is so tasty! How we love to swallow it! 23Insincere talk that hides what you are really thinking is like a fine glaze on a cheap clay pot. 24A hypocrite hides hate behind flattering words. 25They may sound fine, but don’t believe him, because his heart is filled to the brim with hate. 26He may disguise his hatred, but everyone will see the evil things he does. 27People who set traps for others get caught themselves. People who start landslides get crushed. 28You have to hate someone to want to hurt him with lies. Insincere talk brings nothing but ruin. –from Proverbs 26

God’s Word will never return void! You will always get some wisdom by spending time in the word of God! So let’s listen to what He has to say! Let’s do what is right! Let’s live lives with the purpose of God as our focus! Let’s glorify Him in the way we live our lives! And let’s do it all in Jesus’ name so that God get’s the praise, the honor, and the glory! AMEN!

It’s important to realize the time you are in.

Do you realize where you are at? Do you realize what is to come? Do you know if you are in a better or worse situation? Do you understand the various perspectives? You can see from your own, but do you realize what it looks like from someone else’s point of view? Today’s reading starts with the walk to Jesus’ crucifixion and we see two perspectives and how they differ…

Jesus Is Crucified

(Matthew 27.32-44; Mark 15.21-32; John 19.17-27)
26The soldiers led Jesus away, and as they were going, they met a man from Cyrene named Simon who was coming into the city from the country. They seized him, put the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus. 27A large crowd of people followed him; among them were some women who were weeping and wailing for him. 28Jesus turned to them and said, “Women of Jerusalem! Don’t cry for me, but for yourselves and your children. 29For the days are coming when people will say, ‘How lucky are the women who never had children, who never bore babies, who never nursed them!’ 30That will be the time when people will say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us!’ and to the hills, ‘Hide us!’ 31For if such things as these are done when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”

–from Luke 23

We aren’t guaranteed tomorrow. We are given today as a gift. How will you live today? How will you make a difference? How will you make sure to have more perspectives before making any judgments or decisions? This is the day that the Lord has made, so let’s rejoice and be glad in it! Do you know where you are headed? Do you or have you put all of your trust in God no matter what happens to you? Do you have a viewpoint where you are looking out for others?

Do you realize the time you are in? Do you realize your role(s) and responsibilities?

Jesus knew what He was walking into. Jesus knew His role. Jesus understood His responsibilities.

Today’s reading continues into Hebrews which says…

11But Christ has already come as the High Priest of the good things that are already here. The tent in which he serves is greater and more perfect; it is not a tent made by human hands, that is, it is not a part of this created world. 12When Christ went through the tent and entered once and for all into the Most Holy Place, he did not take the blood of goats and bulls to offer as a sacrifice; rather, he took his own blood and obtained eternal salvation for us. 13The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a burnt calf are sprinkled on the people who are ritually unclean, and this purifies them by taking away their ritual impurity. 14Since this is true, how much more is accomplished by the blood of Christ! Through the eternal Spirit he offered himself as a perfect sacrifice to God. His blood will purify our consciences from useless rituals, so that we may serve the living God. 15For this reason Christ is the one who arranges a new covenant, so that those who have been called by God may receive the eternal blessings that God has promised. This can be done because there has been a death which sets people free from the wrongs they did while the first covenant was in effect. 16In the case of a will it is necessary to prove that the person who made it has died, 17for a will means nothing while the person who made it is alive; it goes into effect only after his death. 18That is why even the first covenant went into effect only with the use of blood. 19First, Moses proclaimed to the people all the commandments as set forth in the Law. Then he took the blood of bulls and goats, mixed it with water, and sprinkled it on the book of the Law and all the people, using a sprig of hyssop and some red wool. 20He said, “This is the blood which seals the covenant that God has commanded you to obey.” 21In the same way Moses also sprinkled the blood on the Sacred Tent and over all the things used in worship. 22Indeed, according to the Law almost everything is purified by blood, and sins are forgiven only if blood is poured out.

Christ’s Sacrifice Takes Away Sins

23Those things, which are copies of the heavenly originals, had to be purified in that way. But the heavenly things themselves require much better sacrifices. 24For Christ did not go into a Holy Place made by human hands, which was a copy of the real one. He went into heaven itself, where he now appears on our behalf in the presence of God. 25The Jewish high priest goes into the Most Holy Place every year with the blood of an animal. But Christ did not go in to offer himself many times, 26for then he would have had to suffer many times ever since the creation of the world. Instead, now when all ages of time are nearing the end, he has appeared once and for all, to remove sin through the sacrifice of himself. 27Everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God. 28In the same manner Christ also was offered in sacrifice once to take away the sins of many. He will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are waiting for him. –from Hebrews 9

So let’s align with Him. Let’s be part of the ones who are awaiting His return in order that we can be saved and spend eternity with God! Jesus came as the ultimate sacrifice, once for all, no need for more blood to be shed because Jesus gave it all, all to Him we owe, sin had left a crimson stain and He washed it white as snow. In whom will you put your trust? Where does your hope and help come from? Jesus is the way, the truth and the light! Put your trust in Him! Allow Him to be the foundation on which you build your life! Allow Him to be the cornerstone stone so that your life is built straight!

Not sure what to do or where to go? Turn to God! Turn to His Word!

Today’s reading continues into the Proverbs…

1Praise for a fool is out of place, like snow in summer or rain at harvest time. 2Curses cannot hurt you unless you deserve them. They are like birds that fly by and never light. 3You have to whip a horse, you have to bridle a donkey, and you have to beat a fool. 4If you answer a silly question, you are just as silly as the person who asked it. 5Give a silly answer to a silly question, and the one who asked it will realize that he’s not as smart as he thinks. 6If you let a fool deliver a message, you might as well cut off your own feet; you are asking for trouble. 7A fool can use a proverb about as well as crippled people can use their legs. 8Praising someone who is stupid makes as much sense as tying a stone in a sling. 9A fool quoting a wise saying reminds you of a drunk trying to pick a thorn out of his hand. 10An employer who hires any fool that comes along is only hurting everybody concerned. 11A fool doing some stupid thing a second time is like a dog going back to its vomit. 12The most stupid fool is better off than those who think they are wise when they are not. 13Why don’t lazy people ever get out of the house? What are they afraid of Lions? 14Lazy people turn over in bed. They get no farther than a door swinging on its hinges. 15Some people are too lazy to put food in their own mouths. 16A lazy person will think he is smarter than seven men who can give good reasons for their opinions. –from Proverbs 26

So let’s live life with wisdom! Let’s do what is right in the eyes of God!

The penalty or punishment may seem extreme, but God has it all under control…

Ever been in a situation where the penalty handed out seem harsh, too harsh maybe? Ever been in a situation where the decision made about what to do seemed too extreme? We know that in this world we will face many trial, but we also have been told to consider it pure joy for they work to make us complete and lacking nothing. We know that in this world we will face many troubles, but we also have the confirmation that we don’t need to lose hope because Jesus has overcome the world! Have you ever received a punishment or penalty or something where it felt extreme and didn’t fit the situation? Trust in God for He can take what the devil planned for evil and turn it around and use it for good. God’s plans are for good! God’s purpose is to give us a hope and a future!

I remember one case, but because I had learned the power of bitterness to tear me apart and the power of forgiveness to bring healing, I forgave them and worked to move forward not wanting to get myself into a downward spiral. Choose life! Choose forgiveness! Choose to move forward and trust God!

Today’s reading speaks of a situation where it happens to Jesus…

Jesus Is Sentenced to Death

(Matthew 27.15-26; Mark 15.6-15; John 18.39—19.16)
13Pilate called together the chief priests, the leaders, and the people, 14and said to them, “You brought this man to me and said that he was misleading the people. Now, I have examined him here in your presence, and I have not found him guilty of any of the crimes you accuse him of. 15Nor did Herod find him guilty, for he sent him back to us. There is nothing this man has done to deserve death. 16So I will have him whipped and let him go.” 18The whole crowd cried out, “Kill him! Set Barabbas free for us!” ( 19Barabbas had been put in prison for a riot that had taken place in the city, and for murder.) 20Pilate wanted to set Jesus free, so he appealed to the crowd again. 21But they shouted back, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” 22Pilate said to them the third time, “But what crime has he committed? I cannot find anything he has done to deserve death! I will have him whipped and set him free.” 23But they kept on shouting at the top of their voices that Jesus should be crucified, and finally their shouting succeeded. 24So Pilate passed the sentence on Jesus that they were asking for. 25He set free the man they wanted, the one who had been put in prison for riot and murder, and he handed Jesus over for them to do as they wished. –from Luke 23

In the moment it sounds harsh and crazy. When you know the rest of the story and God’s plan for redemption and that Jesus rose on the 3rd day and has ascended into Heaven and is sitting at the right hand of the Father interceding for you and me, then we realize God knew what He was doing and His plans are better than our plans and His ways are better than our ways. Let’s be living sacrifices to God! Let’s allow our living to be worship to God in all we say and do!

Earthly and Heavenly Worship

1The first covenant had rules for worship and a place made for worship as well. 2A tent was put up, the outer one, which was called the Holy Place. In it were the lampstand and the table with the bread offered to God. 3Behind the second curtain was the tent called the Most Holy Place. 4In it were the gold altar for the burning of incense and the Covenant Box all covered with gold and containing the gold jar with the manna in it, Aaron’s stick that had sprouted leaves, and the two stone tablets with the commandments written on them. 5Above the Box were the winged creatures representing God’s presence, with their wings spread over the place where sins were forgiven. But now is not the time to explain everything in detail. 6This is how those things have been arranged. The priests go into the outer tent every day to perform their duties, 7but only the high priest goes into the inner tent, and he does so only once a year. He takes with him blood which he offers to God on behalf of himself and for the sins which the people have committed without knowing they were sinning. 8The Holy Spirit clearly teaches from all these arrangements that the way into the Most Holy Place has not yet been opened as long as the outer tent still stands. 9This is a symbol which points to the present time. It means that the offerings and animal sacrifices presented to God cannot make the worshiper’s heart perfect, 10since they have to do only with food, drink, and various purification ceremonies. These are all outward rules, which apply only until the time when God will establish the new order. –from Hebrews 9

Let’s live each moment of each day in the presence of God! Let’s talk and walk with the Holy Spirit in and thru every event of today! Let’s not be distracted by the things of this world, but rather let’s live our lives to glorify God and to in relationship with God every step of every moment of every day! By letting the Holy Spirit work in and through us from the inside out and so that the outside is a reflection of the work of God inside of us, let’s live lives that point people to the hope and the truth and the love of God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!

And when we need wisdom, turn to God and His Word! Ask for wisdom and He will provide it generously without finding fault!

Today’s reading continues into Proverbs…

15Patient persuasion can break down the strongest resistance and can even convince rulers. 16Never eat more honey than you need; too much may make you vomit. 17Don’t visit your neighbors too often; they may get tired of you and come to hate you. 18A false accusation is as deadly as a sword, a club, or a sharp arrow. 19Depending on an unreliable person in a crisis is like trying to chew with a loose tooth or walk with a crippled foot. 20Singing to a person who is depressed is like taking off a person’s clothes on a cold day or like rubbing salt in a wound. 21If your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them a drink. 22You will make them burn with shame, and the Lord will reward you. 23Gossip brings anger just as surely as the north wind brings rain. 24Better to live on the roof than share the house with a nagging wife. 25Finally hearing good news from a distant land is like a drink of cold water when you are dry and thirsty. 26A good person who gives in to someone who is evil reminds you of a polluted spring or a poisoned well. 27Too much honey is bad for you, and so is trying to win too much praise. 28If you cannot control your anger, you are as helpless as a city without walls, open to attack. –from Proverbs 25

If the world ended today, what would you have to show for your life?

If the world ended today how would your life be reflected on? If the world ended today, are you sure what would happen to you? If the world ended today do you know how you would end up? If the world was going to end today would you live today differently?

If the world ended today, what would you have to show for your life?

Today in my reading plan doesn’t have any specific reading which is why I leave the old testament readings from the week for today. My reading for today comes from Isaiah 24-39. And chapter 24 triggered my questions above.

Isaiah 24:

  • In the end times there will be much pain and suffering.
  • The Lord Will Punish the Earth
  • The moon and sun will stop shinning

Isaiah 25:

  • We need to put our hope and trust in God and align ourselves with Him so that in the end we will spend eternity with Him.
  • Let’s praise Him
  • He will provide a banquet for those who will spend eternity with him
  • He will remove sorrow and pain
  • There will be no more death
  • He is our rescuer from what could of, would of, should of.
  • We want to be on His side, the other side loses

Isaiah 26:

  • Victory belongs to the Lord and He will give it to His people
  • God defends, provides perfect peace, provides hope, provides grace, is our provider
  • God humbles the proud
  • God makes the path smooth for good people; the road they travel is level.
  • With all that God provides, will we learn and put our trust in Him?
  • God will Judge and Restore
  • God knows what has taken place and revenge belongs to Him (don’t try to get it on your own)

Isaiah 27:

  • The end hasn’t happened yet so ask Jesus into your heart and make peace with God!
  • There is only 1 God and we need to give our lives into His hands.
    • Just like the 10 Commandments say

Isaiah 28:

  • Don’t be a foolish leader! Where does your help and hope come from?
  • God is Love! God is fair and just! Would you want anyone else to be judge?
  • Don’t try to drown your sorrows and become drunk and miss the message God has for you and the plans He has for you.
  • Let’s build our lives using God’s cornerstone to help us build our lives in alignment with His will. (Jesus is the cornerstone) He provides a strong foundation n which we can build up our lives
  • Make sure you are following the plan. Don’t just keep repeating over and over the pattern you think will do the trick.
  • Ask God for wisdom! He will give it generously and without finding fault.
  • Look to God’s Word for wisdom! It never returns void!
  • The plans God makes are wise, and they always succeed.

Isaiah 29:

  • God speaks of how Jerusalem would be destroyed (history shows how it happened)
  • God provides us with warnings and signs…don’t miss them, pay attention!
  • Don’t be one who is oblivious to what is being shown.
  • Don’t lose hope, for there is hope for those whose trust is in the Lord! in God!
  • Follow God’s plan and don’t try to be too smart and do it your own way.
  • Honor and worship God!

Isaiah 30:

  • God is the only ally you need! The others aren’t going to be much help in the final battle
  • Be on the winning side! God has already won the victory through Jesus! He conquered the grave and sits at the right hand of the Father interceding for you and me. Want to know the rest of the story, read the last book of the Bible…Revelation!
  • Don’t ignore God’s message, instruction, direction, correction!
  • Obey what He tells you because He knows what He is talking about!
  • God will bless His people
    • whose side will you be on?
  • Those who fight against God will be punished

Isaiah 31:

  • God is our protector
  • We can trust in Him
  • God knows what He is doing
  • God is supernatural, so put your trust fully in Him!

Isaiah 32:

  • Are you a leader, a ruler, a boss, …, someone in charge? Are you living with integrity?
  • One day there will be a ruler who rules with integrity all the time. When Jesus comes back and is the King, we will have a king who lives with integrity!
  • Live in alignment with God!
  • We read again about God’s Judgment and Restoration

Isaiah 33:

  • Need help? Turn to God! Cry out to Him! Ask Him to help you!
  • You against God? Be warned!
    • Consider your motives! Consider your actions! Consider your choices! Consider the side you want to be on!
  • There is hope for the future! Will you join up with the winning side?
  • No more fear, no more worry, no more doubt
  • We will see God’s glory

Isaiah 34:

  • God Will Punish His Enemies

Isaiah 35:

  • But there is way, a road, a path
  • The Road of Holiness
  • “Be strong and don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue, coming to punish your enemies.”
  • The blind will be able to see, and the deaf will hear. The lame will leap and dance, and those who cannot speak will shout for joy.
  • Those whom the Lord has rescued will travel home by that road.
  • They will be happy forever, forever free from sorrow and grief.

Isaiah 36:

  • The Assyrians Threaten Jerusalem
    • Put your trust in God!

Isaiah 37:

  • Turn to God for Advice and then do it.
  • The King Asks Isaiah’s Advice
  • The Assyrians Send Another Threat
  • Isaiah’s Message to the King

Isaiah 38:

  • King Hezekiah’s Illness and Recovery
  • Even when the news is bad, don’t give up on God, put your trust in Him, and call out to Him
  • God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than we could ever ask or imagine!

Isaiah 39:

  • Don’t be proud and arrogant because of God blessed you
  • Pride comes before the fall
  • Messengers from Babylonia king’s showing them everything