Isaiah was a prolific prophet in perilous times. He wrote 66 chapters that are filled with judgment, justice, love, and redemption. Throughout all 66 chapters, through the hard times as well as the seasons of peace and prosperity, there is a thread of hope. Some of the most vivid and awe-inspiring words of hope that have ever been produced are found in the pages of Isaiah. His brilliant and encouraging words are set against a backdrop of politically and spiritually unsettling and disastrous times. God moved upon Isaiah’s heart and he was able to write about God’s promises because he had his mind and heart fixed upon the sovereignty of Almighty God rather than the situations that the nation and the people found themselves enduring. You and I will benefit tremendously over the next four weeks if we will study this passage of Isaiah through and through, but for today we will fix our gaze upon one title that Isaiah gave to Jesus, our Messiah–He is the Wonderful Counselor. Read more →
How can I even begin to define the glory of God? How can I describe the glory the Second Person of the Trinity had with the Father before the world began? How can we ever take in the vastness and majesty of the glory?Read more →
The dispositions of the human heart are varied. A “disposition” is the predominant or prevailing tendency of one’s heart, a habitual inclination, or characteristic attitude. When we stop to think about our own heart, our own tendencies concerning how we navigate the ins and outs of life, I think we might recognize some similarities with those around us. I can’t peer into the depths of your heart, but I can see pretty clearly into my own. What I see is not impressive. What I see I am not comfortable with by any means. What I see is a tendency to grumble when life doesn’t go the way I had planned. What I see is a tendency to “expect,” rather than to appreciate. Read more →
We were so blessed to visit with our Veterans last Sunday at the VA Hospital. It was our privilege to talk with so many men and woman who have sacrificially served our country! Our students hope to mimic their self-sacrifice and, of course, our Savior’s perfect example (Mark 10:45)!