River of Peace (7/6)
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River of Peace (7/6)

This weekend we hear utterly astonishing words from Isaiah pronounced 800 years before the Messiah’s arrival. These prophetic words are fulfilled perfectly in Christ Jesus the Lord: I will spread prosperity over her like a river, like an overflowing torrent (Isaiah 66:12). The “her” is the new Jerusalem – the Church – which includes each...

July 6, 2019July 6, 2019by
Do Not Fear
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Do Not Fear

“Say to the fearful of heart: Be strong, do not fear!” (Isaiah 35:4) Scripture asserts that fear is the greatest obstacle to faith. Sometimes, it is fear of what others will think of us. Other times, it is a fear of changing my way of living. Still other times, it is a fear of what...

September 10, 2018March 28, 2019by
Peace is God’s Gift (12/1)
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Peace is God’s Gift (12/1)

“They shall not harm or destroy on all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be filled with knowledge of the LORD, as water covers the sea” (Isaiah 11:9). The prophet Isaiah beautifully employs the image a mountain to proclaim the truth that peace, properly understood, is a gift of God, a divine grace. To...

December 2, 2015December 2, 2015by