Author Archives: Matthew Hoskinson

Spring PrayerWatch begins tonight

Dear congregation, I hope you are doing well and savoring the rich grace of our Lord Jesus Christ this afternoon. Whatever is going on in your life, no matter how this week has gone for you, the psalmist reminds us … Continue reading

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Piety and Justice

This section of Isaiah has already led us to consider God’s blessing of peace—shalom, well-being, everything as it ought to be. And yet it opens with a command to “maintain justice” (56.1). How do those two ideas relate—the promise of … Continue reading

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High and Holy, Contrite and Lowly

“What’s beyond the model is the most compelling thing.” In this single sentence the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Anthony Doerr, summarizes a fundamental longing. It’s as if we recognize that there is something beyond what we can see and touch … Continue reading

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Hope on the Margins

After Isaiah 55, you would be justified to wonder what more needs to be said. Over the past year and a half, we’ve worked through the first two major sections of Isaiah’s prophecy, his message to the city of Jerusalem. … Continue reading

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The Invitation

Since September we’ve been working our way through the second major section of Isaiah in a series I’ve called the Servant and the City. Today with chapter 55 we reach the end of this section. So let me summarize where … Continue reading

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