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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Sep 2, 2018

Isaiah 1:1-20
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth;
    for the Lord has spoken:
“Children have I reared and brought up,
    but they have rebelled against me.
The ox knows its owner,
    and the donkey its master's crib,
but Israel does not know,
    my people do not understand.”

The book of Isaiah comes out swinging at Israel's sin, and he calls the people of God to a repentance that goes beyond lip service. In fact Isaiah, speaks for God as his prophet and says of God, "Even your prayers disgust me." How did the children of God stray so far from his heart? What implications does this have for our own worship and repentance? The Puritans use to pray, "Lord I need to repent of my repentance" and this passage of Isaiah falls in line with that sentiment. God calls us to an active form of repentance that goes beyond our Sunday worship and gets to the heart of what it truly means to be a follower of Jesus. Join us as we jump head first into the story of Isaiah.