Tag Archives: Redemption

Preparation for Worship (3/19/16)

Scripture to consider: Isaiah 52.7–12 7 How beautiful on the mountains     are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace,     who bring good tidings,     who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion,     “Your God reigns!” 8 Listen! Your watchmen lift up … Continue reading

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The Suffering Servant’s Silence

Our study of the Fourth Servant Song takes a turn in today’s passage. While the Servant’s suffering and death are still in view, in verses 7–9 the focus shifts to his innocence. But if he is innocent, then why is … Continue reading

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Preparation for Worship (2/27/16)

Scripture to consider: Isaiah 51.17–52.6 Awake, awake!     Rise up, Jerusalem, you who have drunk from the hand of the Lord     the cup of his wrath, you who have drained to its dregs     the goblet that makes people stagger. 18 Among all the children she … Continue reading

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Just Deserts

This is a text dealing with justice, and for that very reason it is a very difficult passage. When we’re children, justice seems fairly simple: just keep everything the same. My piece of pumpkin pie needs to be the same … Continue reading

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Unrelenting Grace for Idolaters

It’s not what you have that matters, but what you do with it. So goes the old maxim, and it is true enough so far as it goes. Indeed all of us, whether knowingly or not, heed that proverb every … Continue reading

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