Isaiah

The real meaning of the Sabbath

TEXT: ISAIAH 58

In isaiah's day, the Sabbath had become a time when Jews became more concerned with ritual than personal fellowship with God.

True Religion

TEXT: JAMES 1:26-27; 1 John 1:3

v26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. 

Campfires, torches and pedestrians

people-emit-light.jpgTEXT: ISAIAH 50:4-11

The real traveling we do through this world is not with the car, boat, airplane or train.

In short, we are all pedestrians, from the cradle to the grave. Although the car, boat, plane and train take us over physical distances, they cannot transport us through the dimension of time itself. Ours is a road upon which only people may travel.

Sennacherib lays siege to Israel

TEXT: ISAIAH 36

BACKGROUND: According to Wikipedia, Assyrian King Sennacherib's siege of Jerusalem begins with the destruction of the Northern Kingdom of Israel and its capital, Samaria.

The Bible says the 10 northern tribes came to be known as the Ten Lost Tribes, because as recorded in II Kings 17, they were carried off and settled with other peoples - as was the Assyrian policy.

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