- Series: SAWDUST

Sunday, April 29th, 2018:  "The Gospel According to Isaiah” • Pastor David R. Stokes

 

Read: Isaiah 53

 

READ: Devotional

 

When Bishop Fulton Sheen received an Emmy for his religious television show nearly 60 years ago, he remarked, “I’d like to thank my writers: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.” ☺

When we think of the “Gospels” in the Bible, those are the books that come to mind—the first four in the New Testament. But in truth, the glorious gospel—God’s good news—is recorded in every book in the Bible. In fact, over the next several years, I am going to share messages here and there (between other themes and series) to prove that point. This week is the first: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ISAIAH.

He was the most evangelistic of the prophets, and hundreds of years for the birth of Jesus, Isaiah told us so much about him. How he would be born (of a virgin) and how he would suffer and die.

And why he did everything he did.

You see, the Good News didn’t start when the Angels talked about it that night in Bethlehem, it was around centuries earlier.  It is not story a story—it is THE story.

 

 reflect:

  • Why are Old Testament prophecies so important?
  • How is the book of Isaiah a “microcosm” of the Bible?
  • Why was it so hard for so many to accept Jesus as the Messiah during his earthly ministry?

 

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