Archive for December, 2008

A Summary of This Sunday’s Sermon

Texts: Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-13.

Israel and Judah were going to be judged for their disobedience and they’re turning away from the LORD and His ways.  This was referred to in Leviticus 26, thus showing that God’s word is more sure than man’s, as we fade but the word of the LORD stands forever.  Also, at the end of Leviticus 26 it talks about that if Israel confessed their sins and returned to the LORD, the LORD would forgive them and restore them because of the covenant He has made with Israel – He is always faithful to His covenant and promises.  Thus, the word of the LORD is sure in that God would once again comfort His people.  In the midst of their distress, though as a result of their own disobedience, they could be comforted by the fact that their God would again restore them – the Good News; that the LORD would “advent,” or come, to them and again be their God and shepherd them.   (more…)


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