Isaiah’s words are music to an exiled Israel’s ears. Could it be that deliverance was just around the corner? Each generation finds itself in times that seem dark, but the promise of God is that a new day is coming. Time to put away weeping, people of God—if you only knew what goodness is coming your way!
Worship this week:
Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me December 10-11, 2016
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding:
Sunday: Spirit of the Lord upon Me, Isaiah 61:1-11
Monday: God Is Gracious, Isaiah 63:7-14
Tuesday: Prayer of Repentance, Isaiah 63:15-64:12
Wednesday: New Creation, Isaiah 65:17-25
Thursday: Edom’s Betrayal and Israel’s Restoration, Obadiah 1:1-21
Friday: Jerusalem’s Victory, Zechariah 12:1-13:1
Saturday: The Coming Messenger, Malachi 3:1-7
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations. Isaiah 61:11
Isaiah’s words are music to an exiled Israel’s ears. Could it be that deliverance was just around the corner? Time to put away weeping, people of God—if you only knew what goodness is coming your way!
- In what ways has creation been made new already?
- What binds you? What prevents you from being all that God has created you to be?
- What can you do this week to accept God’s freedom from the burden of your bondage?
- Who will you be, and what will you accomplish, knowing that in God you are free to live into the fullness of who God has created you to be and do?
PRAY: You love justice and hate wrongdoing, O Lord. Plant within us this same love for what is right, that we might live it and be a beacon of your heavenly light. Through Jesus our Lord, Amen.
BLESS: May God bless you abundantly with God’s Holy Spirit. Amen.