Wonders of His Love

Finding Jesus in Isaiah

 

 

 

Advent means arrival. The season of Advent is when we remember the long-awaited arrival of the Messiah. During Advent, as we look forward to Christmas, we stand in the sandals of those who waited centuries for the arrival of the One God has prophesied would come. One of those prophets was Isaiah who foretold the coming of Christ some 700 years before. As we look into Isaiah, let's prepare well to celebrate the arrival of the Messiah and delight in the wonders of his love.


Jesus is the Light

Isaiah 9:1-7

Gamaliel Ortiz

November 28, 2021

In the midst of dark times, Isaiah gives hope to a desperate people, saying a light is coming. Jesus is that light to whom Isaiah refers. He came to save people from a far darker situation than what Isaiah saw. Christmas is the celebration of the Light of Life who has come to save us from the darkness of our sin. The best way to celebrate is to shine His light for all to see.

Jesus is the King

Isaiah 11:1-10

Chad Moore

December 5, 2021

Jesus comes to us in the midst of our desolation and destruction to draw us to Himself, to call us His children, and to usher us into the new Kingdom peace that He has made for all nations to gather in worship of Him.

Jesus is the Shepherd

Isaiah 40:1-11

Abraham Cremeens

December 12, 2021

Our God is both strong and caring. He has an arm to rule, and he has an arm to offer his care to his people. That brings hope amid hardship. This Christmas season is one more opportunity to lean into both these realities. Whatever you face, God is big enough to bring you through. And whatever hardship you endure, God cares and holds you close. Receive his comfort.

Jesus is with You

Isaiah 43:1-7

Abraham Cremeens

December 19, 2021

The theme of hope on the other side of hardship continues. The people of God rejected a proper walk with God (42:23-25) and so God did what he said he would do. With a heart of loving discipline, he allowed them to be exiled. Even still, he remained redemptive in his plan. Amid their sin, he reminded them of who he is and who he has made them to be. By his grace, they remained precious in his eyes, honored, and loved.

Jesus is the Bread of Life

Isaiah 55

Chad Moore

December 26, 2021

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food." Isaiah 55:1-2

Jesus says, "I am the bread of life." John 6:35