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January
15 Friday
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Isaiah Part 35: The Redemption of Israel (42:18-44:23)

We continue to learn of this very large work by Isaiah. I didn’t know what I was getting into. If you have been reading, you might recall that I was doing a blog series on the prophets, which was originally meant to discuss their lives and not necessarily expound on their writings, however, since...
January
08 Friday
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Isaiah Part 34: The Consolation of the World, part 3 (chapters 40-42).

In Chapter 40 there were three voices of consolation: the heralds, the word of God, and the arm of the Lord. In the second part of chapter 40 we meet the incomparable God of Israel as Creator.   ...
December
18 2020
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Indestructible Life

Heb 7:12-17 For when the priesthood is changed, of necessity there takes place a change of law also. 13 For the one concerning whom these things...
December
04 2020
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Isaiah part 33 - The Consolation of the World, part 2 (chapters 40-42)

*** Last time I mistakenly published “part 31” which should have been “part 32”. ***   ...
November
21 2020
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God’s will is not rule of law but rule of Christ

Imagine Satan ruled the world as he does, but that he gave all power of governing the world to Christ, the greatest and most genuine of all leaders. I wonder if he had something like this in mind when he tempted Christ. ...
November
13 2020
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Isaiah part 32 - The Consolation of the World (chapters 40-42)

Immediately after we hear the message of disaster in 39:5-7 we hear the message of comfort (40:1-2). Though judgment and its accompanying disaster must come upon unfaithfulness, there is still a people on earth that belong to God, to whom He has made a covenant. They must trust while the world burns around them. To Israel, to the remnant of that...
November
13 2020
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Isaiah part 31: The Fickle Spiritual Life of Hezekiah, chapters 38-39

The Book of the Servant (chapters 38-55) begins with king Hezekiah’s illness, his prayer, and his miraculous recovery which he properly credits to God (chapter 38). This happens before Assyria threatens the destruction of Jerusalem....
November
13 2020
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Isaiah part 30: Book 2, The Book of the Servant; chapters 38-55 Overview

Isaiah typically hints in one section what will be developed in the next. Book 1 (The Book of the King) began with a developing darkness (chapters 1-5) and hinted at the possibility that divine grace had been exhausted....
November
02 2020
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Misunderstood

Mat 27:46-49 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, " Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? "that is," My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me? "  47 And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, "This man is calling for...
September
04 2020
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Prescott Conference 2020 Notes

AZ 2020 Notes   Reference: “The Life of David as Reflected in the Psalms” by Alexander Maclaren, 1888.   Summary of David’s life and the psalms that garnished it.   First, why did God give us David’s life in so much detail compared to others? God could have recorded anything He wanted in...
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