Category Archives: Sermon Notes

The King and Unforgivable Sin

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 … Continue reading

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The King and the Morning

In the dark nights of the soul, we cry out, “When will morning dawn? When will my suffering end? When will hope arrive?” That agonizing question is posed in our passage. And the answer given may surprise you—both for its … Continue reading

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The King and His One People: The Oracle about Egypt

This oracle is about Egypt, but was not directed to Egypt. Isaiah aimed this message to the people of Jerusalem as a caution against forming an alliance with the Egyptians. In a sense, this was a divine op-ed piece about … Continue reading

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The King and His Intervention: The Oracle about Damascus, Cush, and the Nations

Where is God in the midst of my disappointments? Why hasn’t He allowed me to marry or have children? Why do my projects consistently fall short of my own expectations? Why did God put me in this job when I … Continue reading

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The King and His Tears: The Oracle about Moab

Where is God when we lose everything we’ve worked hard to gain, run for our lives, and have no hope for the future? Isn’t He compassionate? Doesn’t He love us? What is He doing? This two-chapter oracle to Moab presents, … Continue reading

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