The God That Heals

I have seen his ways, but I will heal him.  -Is. 57:18

Today’s services focused on Isaiah 57 and it was an incredible time together!  I let the band have a week-off from practice due to all the work they did during Easter week, and they came together prepared and spot on.  So amazed that I get to lead with this crew.

It was great meeting some new guests and some returning guests from Easter – exciting times!

Service Order

  • Welcome
  • Jesus, Son of God – Chris Tomlin
  • Baptism
  • Video – After the Cross
  • Reading – Revelation 4:8-11
  • Crown Him With Many Crowns – North Side Worship
  • Jesus Paid It All – North Side Worship
  • Prayer Time
  • Humble King – Brenton Brown – Vineyard UK
  • Sermon – The God That Heals – Isaiah 57
  • Humble Yourselves – North Side Worship

I have been asked numerous times already where people can get a copy of that last song.  We wrote that and recorded it during our Stand Firm – 1 Peter project a few years ago.  You can download it here!

Sermon Notes

From Isaiah 57

  1. The people have become apathetic (Is. 57:1).
  2. Parents still lay children on certain altars (Is. 57:5).
  3. They continued to pursue their pleasure over God’s presence (Is. 57:10).
  4. Our religious words will not satisfy a God who knows our heart (Is. 57:12).
  5. Only the humble ones can dwell with the Exalted One (Is. 57:15).
  6. God always disciplines out of love (Is. 57:15).
  7. God is high but he dwells with the lowly – transcendence and immanence (Is. 57:15).
  8. A good father makes his child feel the consequences of his sin (Is. 57:17).
  9. This peaceless wicked is different from the previous wicked who has hope (Is. 57:20).
  10. There is only one that God would not let up on – Jesus (Is. 57:20).