Archive for December, 2013

12-15-13 Isaiah 42:5 NIV

Joy:  It’s Truly Timeless

I.  This Is What God Says

A.  God the Lord is authority

B.  When God speaks, we should listen.

C.  There is no fear in proclaiming this.

II.  His Work

A.  He created the heavens.

B.  He spread out the earth.

C.  He gives life.

D.  He is responsible.

III.  Where Is Joy In All This?

A.  A reminder: joy is not an emotion.  It’s a state.

B.  Who we are is because of who God is.

C.  God grants life, and He desires abundance–in ALL things.

D.  Our joy is that He is in charge.


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12-8-13 Isaiah 42:3-4 NIV

Peace:  When Comparison Is Removed!

Isaiah 42:3-4

I.  The Servant Destroys Comparison

A.  God’s justice is not by force.

B.  God’s justice is for those in need of repair (Luke 7:47).

C.  Comparison is destroyed by God’s work.

II.  Justice and Peace

A.  God’s justice is faithful.

B.  God’s justice doesn’t falter (Rom. 12:19).

C.  God’s justice is attractive

III.  Peace and Expectation

A.  Is it possible for you?

B.  Do you really desire it for others?

C.  When God is your anchor, comparison is destroyed.

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12-1-13 Isaiah 42:1-2 NIV

What Hope Would Jesus Bring?

Isaiah 42:1-2

I.  A Hope from God

A.  Here is my servant.

B.  In whom I delight.

C.  God is three equal persons.

II.  A Hope for Justice

A.  Justice would come to the nations.

B.  But, not by one who clamored.

III.  Attaching Our Hope

A.  Only to what God has.

B.  NOT to what we want.

IV.  For Application

A.  God has our best in mind and always has.

B.  Hope in the right place brings contentment that can’t be matched.

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