The King and Unforgivable Sin

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Our society doesn’t like to think much about death. We prefer to block it out. As David Zahl, the director of Mockingbird, put it, “We don’t talk about death. We don’t acknowledge it. We don’t see it. We send people away to suffer it. And when a death does come, we do our utmost to ensure that it has the least possible impact on our normal lives—even though nothing is more normal than death.”

Death is the reality we all will face. But how will we approach it? This oracle to Jerusalem shows us three ways that people face death, and offers us the perspective from above we need to approach death with confidence.

Title: The King and Unforgivable Sin

Text: Isaiah 22

Overview

How We Approach Death

avoidance

Our
Goal

self-preservation

What God Exposes About Us

our vulnerability

How the Gospel Changes Us


the gospel moves us to faith

indulgence

self-gratification

our culpability

the gospel moves us to repentance

significance

self-glorification

our dispensability

the gospel moves us to humility

Resources

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