God is Here | Week 3 | Deliverance

Posted on Dec 20 at 09:17am

December 20, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Matthew 1:22-23

The question forced upon Judah by this threat was one of trust: in what will God’s people trust for salvation—in human strategies of self-rescue, or in prophetic promises of divine grace? – ESV Study Bible, Introduction to Isaiah

Isaiah 7:10-16

1. God’s extends grace in order to strengthen faith.
2. Fearful hearts that refuse God’s grace become hardened hearts headed for trouble.

The king was more concerned about immediate deliverance but God is more concerned about dependence.

3. Hardened hearts exhaust and weaken others while disappointing God.
4. God’s presence in the middle of today’s fears assures us of tomorrow’s deliverance.

Isaiah 8:11-15

5. God’s presence and deliverance is fully realized in God’s Son.

God is Here | Week 2 | Signs

Posted on Dec 13 at 08:49am

December 13, 2015 | Sermon Notes

 

Matthew 1:22-23

The question forced upon Judah by this threat was one of trust: in what will God’s people trust for salvation—in human strategies of self-rescue, or in prophetic promises of divine grace? – ESV Study Bible, Introduction to Isaiah

Isaiah 7:3-9

1. God’s timing is based on His sovereign calendar not our sense of urgency

Anxiety is a daily fax to God saying, “I don’t think you have my best interests in mind.” – Tim Keller

2. God power is greater than anyone and anything but is easily ignored.
3. God vision is far-reaching and perfect while ours is shortsighted and defective.

God is Here | Week 1 | Promise

Posted on Nov 29 at 09:14am

November 29, 2015 | Sermon Notes

Acts 13:1-3

Series Text: Matthew 1:22-23

Sermon Text: Isaiah 7:1-2

1. God is here because of His mercy despite our sinfulness.

Ahaz was a wicked king but God desires to show mercy and faithfulness.

2 Kings 16: 1-4

2. God is here through His revelation that is much wiser than our rationalization.

We often search for answers horizontally, not vertically. Yet, we find God when we seek Him – call upon Him while He may be found. The threat is real, not just realized.

Isaiah 7:3-9

3. God is here based on His perfect timing not on our personal sense of urgency.
4. God is here means that His overwhelming power can meet any difficult circumstance we face.
5. God is here because He desires to strengthen our weak faith.