The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. But in Isaiah 43:18, they are told, do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. ONE DAY, CHRIST WILL RETURN, NOT AS A LAMB BUT AS A LION, READY TO ROAR AGAINST THE NATIONS AND THOSE WHO HAVE REJECTED HIM, HE IS COMING TO RECEIVE THOSE WHO HAVE RECEIVED HIM, BECAUSE YOU ARE PRECIOUS IN HIS EYES AND HE LOVES YOU, HE WILL DO WHAT IT TAKES TO GIVE YOU A NEW LIFE. We are told of God who for four thousand years has preserved and cared for his beloved children. The Joyful Purpose of God. (Isaiah 43:15-16) In many prophetic passages in Isaiah, the prophet foresaw a time of great difficulty for the Israelites - a time when they would be captives to their enemies. ABRAM=>HIGH FATHER TO ABRAHAM FATHER OF A MULTITUDE. In worship, we tell the stories of God’s faithfulness and are inspired to remember that he always cares for his people. One of my best friends and encouragers is Tim Fary, who lives down in Asheville, North Carolina. The catalog of appropriate scriptural responses is endless. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Pastor Steven Molin. Isaiah 43. But how? i. Dear friends in Christ, grace, mercy and peace, from God our Father, and His Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Isaiah 43:1-28.A SUCCESSION OF ARGUMENTS WHEREIN ISRAEL MAY BE ASSURED THAT, NOTWITHSTANDING THEIR PERVERSITY TOWARDS GOD ( Isaiah 42:25), HE WILL DELIVER AND RESTORE THEM. “You are mine.” You belong to me — I chose you. Deuteronomy 27-29) the beasts became tame. When we come to worship and when we experience his presence and we’re reminded of his mighty work, we feel trust. These feelings don’t arise when we come to worship for our own entertainment. While I understand that sometimes my name may be mispronounced or not spelt properly, it … The names of God convey his majesty. Belonging, Trust, Awe, Conviction, among many others. DON’T FEAR WHAT THE DEVIL IS COMING AGAINST YOU WITH, BECAUSE GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU..... GOD IS GOING TO OPEN YOUR EYES LIKE HE DID TO THE PROPHET’S SERVANT AND HE SAW THE ARMY OF THE LORD SURROUND THE ARMY OF THE ENEMY. ***** Sermon on Isaiah 43:1-2 ***** By: Rev. 40:1-4). Therefore, the dominant emotion leading up to this passage is one of conviction over wrongdoing. The fourth — hole in one. There are certain emotional responses that Scripture teaches we can expect when we come to worship. He teed up on the first hole. It was a beautiful shot, the ball arcing high and landing with little effort on the edge of the green, where it rolled straight into the cup. You are mine!”. Then it is certain that such experiences will come. Then God will not only speak to our minds and influence our actions, but he will stir our hearts, and we will never be the same again. GOD SAYS, EVERYONE CALLED BY MY NAME, WHOM I CREATED FOR MY GLORY, THE PURPOSE OF YOUR CREATION AND REDEMPTION IS TO BRING GLORY TO GOD, ONE OF THE GREATEST WAYS TO BRING GLORY TO GOD IS BY WORSHIPING HIM, HE TAKES OUR UNWORTHY PRAYERS AND SANCTIFIES THEM, OFFERS THEM WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE TO THE FATER, AND GIVES THEM BACK TO US, THAT WE MIGHT FEED UPON THE TRUE BREAD FROM HEAVEN IN THANKSGIVING. John Piper Jul 27, 1980 756 Shares Sermon. Believe me, I know that whispering that goes on around these and other issues. SO, TAKE THE SORROW OFF OF YOUR FACE AND SMILE, BECAUSE YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO BE JOYFUL ABOUT AND LET ME SAY THE JOY OF THE LORD SHOULD BE OUR STRENGTH. Israel is first exhorted not to fear (43:1-7) because God formed them and called them in the past; and because they are precious to Him they will be regathered from the whole earth. Isaiah 43:1 "But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called [thee] by thy name; thou [art] mine." These past few months have been difficult for our congregation. Here in Isaiah 43, God speaks to this same deaf & blind people with a series of truths and promises that give us a greater understanding of God and trust in Him. He’d go into his daughter’s room and say “If you lined up all the little girls in all the world, I’d choose you.” and then to his son’s room “If you lined up all the little boys in all the world, I’d choose you.” Special selection — isn’t that great? Once upon a time there was a pastor who wanted a break from preaching every Sunday. Isaiah 43:2. And we know that to be true — hasn’t God miraculously preserved this congregation over the last decade? HE REDEEMED US-WE ARE SAVED BECAUSE AROUND 2,000 YEARS AGO, BEFORE WE WERE EVEN BORN, THE LORD JESUS WILLINGLY DIED TO SAVE OUR SOULS. A few weeks ago I was listening to a talk by Bill Hybels, the pastor of Willow Creek Church in Chicago, one of the most exciting churches in the country. Isaiah 43 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this 12 volume, chapter by chapter commentary of 4,800 sermon outlines and 24,000 homiletic references Isaiah 42:9-10 | 9 Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” 10 Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants. But in Isaiah 43:18, they are told, Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Both senses of Holiness are pictured in Isaiah’s story of his call to ministry — he tells us about it in Chapter 6:1-7. Isaiah 43:2 - When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. It also inspires a sense of awe. He says, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you” (Isaiah 43:2). And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. In chapter 40, however, it turns to talk about Israel’s deliverance, but the passage right before our scripture for today goes back to talk about judgment upon Israel. He was talking about the family and the importance of expressing love to your children. You’re mine. Bible Verse; Newest; Oldest; Most Viewed; Most Shared; Sermon. This is our time to exercise trust. Isaiah 43:18-19. CHRIST TOOK POSSESSION OF OUR LIVES AND WE BELONG TO HIM. SO MANY CHRISTIANS SEEM THAT TO BE TRULY SPIRITUAL, ONE MUST WEAR A SAD FACE AND BE SERIUS ALL OF THE TIME, FOR SOME REASON WE THINK THAT MORE WE ARE SERIOUS THE MORE SPIRITUAL WE ARE, MANY SEEM TO ALLOW LIFE’S TROUBLES, OTHER PEOPLE’S INSENSITIVITY, AND PERSONAL MISUNDERSTANDING HINDER THEIR JOY, IT SEEMS LIKE SOME HAVE FORGOTTEN WHAT CHRIST HAS DONE IN THEIR LIFE, SINCE CHRIST HAS FREELY GIVEN US EVERYTHING, WE OUGHT TO BREAK FORTH INTO A NEW DAY, NOW THESE VERSES HAVE A PRIMARY INTERPRETATION TO THE NATION OF ISRAEL, WE CAN ALSO CLAIM THEM AND LIVE IN THEM, HERE, GOD IS PROMISING TO SUSTAIN THEM, DELIVER THEM FROM THEIR CAPTIVITY, AND CHANGE THE WAY HE HAS DEALT WITH THEM, THERE IS TREMENDOUS APPLICATION HERE FOR YOU AND ME, IN THESE VERSES, WE ENCOUNTER PROMISES THAT ARE DESIGNED TO CAUSE US TO LIVE IN A NEW DAY, YOU CAN LIVE IN A NEW AND WONDERFUL DAY BECAUSE YOU HAVE A PAST, MOST OF US HAVE A PAST WE WOULD RATHER FORGET, I KNOW I WISH I COULD UNDO SOME THINGS IN MY PAST, THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE COULD CHANGE ABOUT THE PAST THAT WOULD MAKE OUR PRESENT WONDERFUL, THE ISRAELITES RECENT PAST WASN’T SO GREAT, THEY HAD LOST EVERYTHING: THEIR LAND, THEIR HOMES, THEIR LIVELIHOOD, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THE MANIFEST PRESENCE OF GOD, THEY WERE LIVING OUTSIDE OF THE PROMISES OF GOD, BUT NOW, NOT TOMORROW, NOT TWO WEEKS, MONTHS, YEARS, BUT NOW, GOD SAYS THINGS ARE GOING TO CHANGE, GOD SAYS YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE CONCERNED, WORRY, OR BE ANXIOUS ABOUT YOUR SITUATION, BECAUSE I STILL HAVEN’T LEFT YOU, DON’T FEAR THE EXAMINE, TESTING AND TRIALS, DON’T FEAR WHAT YOU LOST BECAUSE YOU ARE ABOUT READY TO RECOVER. The next two oracles of the book (Isaiah 43:1-13and 43:14—44:5) focus on redemption from captivity. WHEN GOD SAID THAT HE CALLED THEM BY NAME, HE KNEW WHO THEY WERE AND WHO THEY ARE. 43:19 "I will even make a roadway in the wilderness" This is a very common biblical theme (cf. The budget is tight right now. 43. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. W.M. The ball soared over the trees — hit the green, and straight into the cup. When we gather here for worship, something exciting happens that gives us the power and impetus to make it through the week as a whole. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee: and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee. WE NEED TO TAKE A MOMENT AND LOOK BACK AND SEE WHERE HE BROUGHT US FROM. John Piper Jul 27, 1980 756 Shares Sermon. ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR NEW LIFE TO BECOME A REALITY? However what brings passion and energy to our worship is the emotional component. IT IS THE REFLECTION OF THE LIGHT OF CHRIST IN OUR HEARTS!”. Russell B. Smith. When we come to worship, it inspires within us a sense of belonging. Worship is all about God. Scripture: Isaiah 43:1–7. Most of us understand pretty well how we respond with our minds, digesting and analyzing the information presented in worship. 1. Our regular routines are being disrupted by the work that’s going to start in our fellowship hall. DON’T FEAR YOUR HEALTH, BECAUSE BY HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED. However, even though worship is all about God, it elicits within us a response. When you come into the family of God by accepting Jesus Christ as lord and savior, that is the feeling of belonging that comes. The other part of holiness is that God stands apart from everything that is evil and bad. We are told of God who delivered his people through the Red Sea. This trust that is inspired in worship helps us develop the attitude that Paul had in Philippians 3:13-14 “... this one thing I do. God, In Trouble . Bible Verse; Newest; Oldest; Most Viewed; Most Shared; Sermon. WE MAY FEEL LIKE WE ARE IN EXILE FROM OUR PROMISES. I’m giving him a perfect game of golf and he can’t tell a soul.”. The name translated with the all capitals LORD is the actual divine name of God. 43 1-4 But now, God ’s Message, the God who made you in the first place, Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel: “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. It is here that the message focuses on the idea of the Servant as the nation. All of these are valid concerns that occupy our imaginations. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT IT IS TIME FOR A NEW LIFE. Scripture — why the word of God is so important in worship, Communion — why do we do this thing with bread and juice once a month, Baptism — what is the big deal with babies and water, Personal Worship — how do we sustain the momentum throughout the week, If we lay aside for a time the day-to-day cares of our lives, If we endeavor for a time to stop the running freight train of our concerns — it’ll be there when you’re done with worship, don’t worry, If we stop considering worship as an entertainment on par with a nice, well-articulated motivational speech, If we start realizing that our experience in worship depends much more upon our own attitudes going into worship than it does upon the quality of the speaker or the music, If we start coming for the express purpose of meeting with our maker, Holy One of Israel, If, before worship, we cry out in our hearts “Lord, speak to me today — give me your message.”, If we pray for worship throughout the week. The preacher couldn’t believe he’d hit two hole in ones. This is the how email started “Jesus called my office today, he told me that if I happened to talk to you I needed to relay a message for him.” From there, he encouraged me about various things going on in my life, and he ended by saying ... “He also wanted you to know that's he's proud of your development, much like you are of your little daughter Sarah Grace, as a matter of fact, exactly like that.” Tim’s words immediately hit home — the delight that I take in Sarah is the same delight that the Father takes in me. THIS IN WHAT THE OLDER GENERATION CALLED THE WONDERFUL EXCHANGE, OUR WORSHIP IS, THEREFORE OUR PARTICIPATION THROUGH THE SPIRIT IN THE SON’S COMMUNION WITH THE FATHER, IN HIS SUBSTITUTION LIFE OF WORSHIP AND INTERCESSION. Over the following four weeks, we’ll talk about: Now, looking back to our text, the most important principle of worship is articulated in verses 5-7. Will there be another terrorist attack on American soil, and will it be near us? God overruled in the affairs of men and gave their forefathers a new start (Isaiah 43:16-17). SermonAudio.com - Isaiah 43 Sermons. (43:18). Isaiah 43:21(Darby) Verse Thoughts What a wonderful example of God’s loving-kindness and gracious patience towards His people is discovered in the pages of Isaiah, and what graphic details are painted of Jesus, the suffering Servant, Who was despised and rejected of men. Let’s be honest with ourselves. When we come to worship, it inspires within us a sense of belonging and a sense of trust. The point of worship isn’t to entertain or satisfy us — worship isn’t so much about what pleases us as it is about what pleases God. A SERMON ON ISAIAH 43:1-17 by Rev. The second hole was a longer par four with a dogleg to the left. He cannot stand the slightest evil thought word or deed. In Isaiah 43:16-17, Israel is told to look to the past by remembering the great things God did for them at the Red Sea. It would be a time when they were taken from the homeland and exiled in foreign countries. Our look at today’s passage is just a sampling so that we can better open our eyes to see how our heart should be affected by worship. "rivers" The Dead Sea Scrolls have "paths" (REB). These reflect that God is both completely beyond us, and yet completely personal. Do you get a sense of the awe, the sense of fear before something completely other? For example, later in Isaiah 45:14 God promised that the products of Egypt and Cush would come to Israel and then in verse 15 we read, O God of Israel, Savior! Beyond that, I want her to know that my love for her is but a pale reflection of the Father’s love for her. Worship is all about God. Isaiah 43:1-13 Isaiah 43:1-2 "Fear Not" Old Year's Service 2008 Introduction I have a stack of scary documents with me. IT IS OUR RESPONSE TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER FOR ALL THAT HE HAS DONE FOR US IN CHRIST. The fifth — hole in one. The third hole — hole in one. A. But it should also inspire within us a sense of trust. This sermon was preached on December 31, 2008. Jul 27, 1980. WHEN WE CAME TO JESUS IN OUR PAST, HE DID THE SAME THING=>WE WERE CALLED LOST, SINNERS, CHILDREN OF WRATH. Jan 8, 1989. HE IS ABLE TO DO EXCEEDING ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL... ISRAEL’S CLOTHES DIDN’T GROW OLD IN THE WILDERNESS. I read in the paper this week that Billy Graham fell in the shower and broke his hip. Nature blooms and produces in light of YHWH's presence and blessings. Covenants are signed agreements that you enter into when you purchase a home in certain locales where you promise to engage in or refrain from a specified action on the use of property. In the first one the LORD promises to regather His undeserving nation (servant) and renew them. In Isaiah 43:2, the Lord gives great assurance about His protection on His children as they face deep, turbulent waters. When You’re Between a Rock and a Hard Place. In reality, corporate worship should be one of the most anticipated hours each week. It looks at Joshua and the children of Israel who are now ready to step out by faith and cross over into the promises of God. On top of that, I know that there are broader worries — will our city recover from the effects of the riots and the economic boycotts? HE FED 5,000 MEN WITH 5 PIECES OF BREAD AND 2 FISH, WHATEVER YOU NEED, GOD IS READY TO MEET THAT NEED, HE IS READY TO TAKE CARE OF THE SITUATION, CAST YOUR CARES ON HIM, BECAUSE HE CARES FOR YOU, YOU CAN SMILE AT THE RED SEA, YOU CAN LAUGH WHILE YOU ARE IN THE FIRE AND YOU CAN DANCE ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE JORDAN RIVER, IN THESE VERSE GOD REMINDS HIS PEOPLE THAT THEY HAVE A GREAT FUTURE. One of the first emotions that grab us from this passage is the feeling of belonging. A whole array of emotion from conviction of sin, joy in the presence of the Lord, excitement about the great things done for us, anguish over our sin, bitter lament — all facets of our emotional life should come to play in our worship. Isaiah 45:15 (NASB) In Isaiah 43:3 God promised that Egypt and Cush would be their ransom and in verse 14 He repeats the promise. But when we talk of God’s holiness we mean mainly two things — the first is his absolute majesty — he is not a creature. We respond with our whole being — our minds, our actions, and our emotions. He told everyone in his church that he was going to a seminary, and he arranged for his associate pastor to preach for him. You’re mine. The Joyful Purpose of God. 1-4 But now, God ’s Message, the God who made you in the first place, Jacob, the One who got you started, Israel: “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. God takes us to places of dependence, then creates new beginnings, new blessings. 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