Sermons on Isaiah

Sermons on Isaiah

God’s Spirit

ISAIAH 11:1–2 1There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. 2And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. Isaiah here prophesied about the kind of rule the Messiah will bring when He comes. His final word is not judgment, but restoration. Isaiah said that…

God’s Holiness

ISAIAH 6:1–3 1In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”…

God’s Passion

ISAIAH 2:6–8 6For you have rejected your people, the house of Jacob, because they are full of things from the east and of fortune-tellers like the Philistines, and they strike hands with the children of foreigners. 7Their land is filled with silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures; their land is filled with horses, and there is no end to their chariots. 8Their land is filled with idols; they bow down to the work of their…

God’s Salvation

ISAIAH 2:5 “O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord.” God gave Isaiah a picture of what it would be like in His kingdom. In this vision, the kingdom of God was depicted as a mountain of the Lord that nations would flow to for peace and salvation. They would even speak to others and invite them to go up to His mountain—to the house of God—to learn His ways and walk in His…

God’s Faithfulness

ISAIAH 1:18 “Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” If the book of Isaiah were a movie, then chapter 1, the opening act, would be a courtroom scene. God was presenting a case against the people He loves, and this was His charge: They have rebelled against me (Isaiah 1:2). To understand the gravity…

God’s Plan of Renewal

ISAIAH 65:17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.” Through the prophet Isaiah, God painted a picture of peace and flourishing for His people. It is a picture of life on earth where God’s will is done here as it is in heaven. God has chosen us, His people, to participate in bringing this to pass. Here, we will see the kind of world we…

God’s Righteous People

ISAIAH 58:6-7 6“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? 7Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?” The Israelites thought fasting would give them some leverage against God:…

Jesus, The Suffering Servant

ISAIAH 53:4–5 4Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. There are many prophecies in the book of Isaiah, most of which talk about the coming Messiah. The Israelites were expecting a mighty King who would wield His sword…