TEXT: Isaiah 58-61
If you have not been able to keep up with the readings, please take some time to watch the two Isaiah videos. You might also want to read last week’s Bible Blogs.
There is much to think about in all these chapters –what is true fasting and why do it? What does God promise his people in response to a true fast (58:8-14)?
How does God view our sins and wickedness (59:1-18)?
The return of the exiles is beyond description for the joy (60:17).
Who is the Anointed One? And what does God promise to do through this Messiah?
Have you heard God’s call to you to bring good news to those who are oppressed? To those who are broken-hearted? This is God’s call, not just to the individual but to the church as a whole. Take some time to reflect on God’s call to you, to us—the church.
Ah Lord God, we are a broken and exiled people who call to you for mercy. We ask for help in our need. We pray for full salvation for our body, mind, spirit. Show us the path that leads into Your Presence. And please use us in your kingdom.
Song: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
In 2023, each week's blog is a follow-up reflection written by the preceding Sunday’s preacher to dig deeper into the sermon topic and explore engaging discussion questions.