What a blessing it is to be able to celebrate the birth of Christ – the advent of our Savior! – during the Christmas season. Jesus’ birth was the glorious dawn of the promised hope to Israel and to the world. It was the dawn of hope to people in desperate need of it. “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.” (Isaiah 9:2) We praise God for the presence of Christ and the in-breaking light of His gospel! Please join us today as Pastor Dustin Rogers teaches from Isaiah 9.
No matter where you are or what circumstances you’re in, sustained spiritual strength is available to and enjoyed by those that are weak and by those who wait. Pastor Dustin Rogers takes us through Isaiah 40:28-31 showing that the promises of comfort from Isaiah 40 are ultimately sustained by God’s power.
Have you ever felt forgotten by God? Maybe you’ve encountered a season where it seemed like all your prayers were going unanswered. Maybe you’ve run from God and just assumed that He’d taken you off His radar. Though you know rationally and theologically that it isn’t true, perhaps you’ve felt the silence of God.
In the midst of their captivity, the children of Israel reached points of discouragement where it seemed like they had been forgotten by their God. Yet, God never forgets His people! In fact, it is in those times of discouragement that God compels us to look harder and see deeper into the glories of His greatness!
Please join us as Pastor Dustin Rodgers as we life our eyes and see Gods greatness in Isaiah 40:26-28.
Is it possible the ultimate cause of fear could be the ultimate cause of comfort? Pastor Dustin Rogers takes Isaiah 40:25 and sees the holiness of God in the line of attributes that also point us to God as comforter. We recognize that God’s holiness is the foundation of His comfort.
We forget for many reasons. Whether it is simple human forgetfulness or if we become distracted or willfully forget, God knows that we have the knowledge we need but we need to remember it. And in Isaiah 40:21-24, our attention is drawn to those things that help us remember the goodness and glory of God.
As people we attempt to capture things in pictures and words to describe them to others. Oftentimes, what we capture fails to convey the experience in real life. So it is with our God. Listen as Pastor Dustin Rogers digs through Isaiah 40 showing us a Living God that cannot be depicted by anything we can imagine.
In our own personal struggles and story, we like to have a reason or an answer for what we go through. The Bible has many stories of those who experienced trials and got those answers. But what if we don’t? Pastor Dustin leads us through Isaiah 40:12-14 referencing Job’s story as he goes to encourage us that what we really need is God and that is enough.
In the study of Isaiah 40, we’ve met God as our Savior, a gentle shepherd, the incomparable creator. Verses 13 and 14 now show us our God as omniscient, all-knowing, and all-wise. As we week to answer the questions of “who” that Isaiah enumerates, we are left with one answer: God only.
Inside our need and desire for comfort, we often get in our own way. In other words, our view of God is fairly obstructed by ourselves. Friends, when our eyes are on ourselves we constrict our ability to receive the necessary comfort and direction that God intends to give.
So, a radical redirection is necessary. And radical is precisely what we’re given in this text. A proper understanding of our text should leave our mouths agape at the incomparable greatness of our God.