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June
11 Friday
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Isaiah part 40: The Greater Deliverance (49-55), part 3 - the third Servant Song.

We found Israel unresponsive to the second Servant Song:   Isa 49:14 ...
May
28 Friday
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Isaiah part 39, The Greater Deliverance (49-55), part 2 - the story pivots on the Servant Songs.

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...
April
30 Friday
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Isaiah part 38, The Greater Deliverance (chapters 49-55). (The second Servant Song, 49:1-4)

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...
April
30 Friday
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Isaiah part 37: God delivers from captivity (44:24-48:22)

  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...
March
19 Friday
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Isaiah part 36, The Redemption of Israel (42:18-44:23), part 2

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...
February
17 Wednesday
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Church Update - the sun is on the horizon

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...
February
16 Tuesday
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Church Flood

  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...
January
15 Friday
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Isaiah Part 35: The Redemption of Israel (42:18-44:23)

We continue to learn of this very large work by Isaiah. I didn’t know what I was getting into. If you have been reading, you might recall that I was doing a blog series on the prophets, which was originally meant to discuss their lives and not necessarily expound on their writings, however, since...
January
08 Friday
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Isaiah Part 34: The Consolation of the World, part 3 (chapters 40-42).

In Chapter 40 there were three voices of consolation: the heralds, the word of God, and the arm of the Lord. In the second part of chapter 40 we meet the incomparable God of Israel as Creator.   ...
December
18 2020
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Indestructible Life

Heb 7:12-17 For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also. 13 For the one concerning whom these things...
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