Grace Made Visible

We focused on Isaiah 58 today and it was an incredible time about talking about a true fast.  Not an opportunity to get God’s attention, but a chance to be his hands and feet in the world.

The band led so well today.  I am just honored I get to be in the band.

Scott Hill, our Mission Pastor, preached today and did an incredible job.  He laid it out there so well.  I was sitting in my seat thanking God that he brought Scott to North Side.  So thankful for the way he is leading us to think and live missionally.

Service Order

  • Psalm 100
  • You Are Good – Israel Houghton
  • Welcome and Prayer Time
  • When I Survey the Wondrous Cross – North Side Worship
  • Holy Spirit – Francesca Battistelli
  • Offering (Prayer Time Over Discipleship Groups)
  • How Can It Be? – Lauren Daigle
  • Sermon – Grace Made Visible (Isaiah 58; Eph. 2:1-10)
  • Christ Be All Around Me – Michael W. Smith

Sermon Notes

  1. We have been saved by God for God (Eph. 2:1-10).
  2. Let the people know the degree of their wickedness (Is. 58:1).
  3. The people were fasting with selfish motives.  They want to earn God’s attention (Is. 58:1-4).
  4. Our religious activity means nothing to God when we make it about ourselves (Is. 58:3).
  5. Selfish, religious activity does not earn an audience with the LORD (Is. 58:4).
  6. We have saved from something, but we have also been saved to something (Is. 58:6).
  7. True fasting brings about light, healing, righteousness, and glory (Is. 58:8)!
  8. May your church be called “the repairer of the breach” (Is. 58:12).