Pastor Joe's Blog
In the course of the last few months, Pastor Mark and his wife have moved out of Yerevan, Armenia to Irpin, Ukraine and then also temporarily to Almaty, Kazakhstan. This record of his work and the testimony of God overcoming the schemes of the devil is inspiring. Please pray for Mark and his team. God will accomplish all His good pleasure. ...
Part 5 is the arm of the Lord: the triumph of the Servant. It contains the fourth and final Servant Song. Most know it as Isaiah 53, while it actually begins at Isa 52:13. I paused for a long time and prayed before I started this blog, for we are walking on holy...
We can look at the course of the Book of Isaiah in many ways, just as we can the Bible, for Isaiah is a Bible within the Bible. We could analyze the Bible in terms of dispensations, Israel, history, types of literature (narrative, poetry, prose), typology, church, etc., and...
We found Israel unresponsive to the second Servant Song: Isa 49:14 ...
Last time we revealed the opening of this section (the final movement of chapters 40-55: The Book of the Servant) in the second of four Servant Songs. These are beautiful love songs from God to you; the gift of His love being His Son who will submit to the Father’s will and who will...
This section opens with the second Servant Song, of which there are only four. A Servant Song is God’s love song to you containing in its verses the gift of His love - His Son. The first Servant Song (42:1-4) was biographical whereas the second is autobiographical. In each song a...
The logical next step in Isaiah’s presentation is deliverance from captivity. In their near future the deliverer will be Cyrus, king of Persia, who is anointed by God though a pagan who does not know God. That is followed in Isaiah’s presentation by the...
It has been two months since our last article on Isaiah. The church flood had a lot to do with this delay, but I’m happy to get back on track. Perhaps the break was a needed vacation, as this amazing, in depth, and large book can seem overwhelming. We will finish it, and we will find it...
The water has been pumped out of the church. There is a lot of damage, and a very musty smell, but it's a start. Everything that was ruined is replaceable. The good news is that our gracious building manager, as I have come to find out, a person that clearly loves the Lord, is going to allow us to use a vacant suite on the first floor of our building for church...
Church Flood 2021 You may have gotten a text or message from us that the church has flooded. There is ten inches of water in our church right now. Everything that was below this level has been...
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