It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice even with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellency of Carmel and of Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty and splendor and excellency of our God.
Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble and tottering knees.
Say to those who are of a fearful and hasty heart, Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance; with the recompense of God He will come and save you.
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
Then shall the lame man leap like a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.
And the burning sand and the mirage shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lay resting, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
And a highway shall be there, and a way; and it shall be called the Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for the redeemed; the wayfaring men, yes, the simple ones and fools, shall not err in it and lose their way.
No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there. But the redeemed shall walk on it.
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Summary: Today I’d like to talk with you about the one singular thing that all revivals have in common, and that is holiness. Without holiness there is no revival, there is no renewal. Holiness is a road God says we need to travel
Summary: How do we become Holy? The Hebrew word translated Holy is Qodesh it means a sacred place or object set apart consecrated and dedicated to God. Beloved there is a vast difference between Holy and Purity.
Summary: There are many people who wish they had a new beginning; to those experiencing trials and hardship, and those who are suffering from poor choices; to those who are lost and dying in their sin. God wants to extend a new beginning through Jesus Christ.
Summary: An advent talk including reference to Narnia, Christmas.Forestry, Climate Change, Gardening, Legend if the Guardians and Take the High Road.
The Big Society that the UK Prime Minister (David Cameron) talks about was God’s idea
Summary: The Mass is offered in union with the once-for-all sacrifice of Jesus, his free self-offering, on Calvary. It is not a repetition, but a re-presentation of the one sacrifice, and carries forward into our work on earth.
Summary: During the Christmas season, many of our "hardships" are magnified, and it is difficult to experience "Christmas joy." But what we celebrate at Christmas is the Son of God who came among us and made for us a "high-way" that cuts through the struggles and
Summary: While Isaiah writes about a real road that will exist in the future, I want to speak to you about a spiritual road that exists today. I want to show that the blessings Israel is looking forward to – are experienced by the saints of God today.
Summary: This sermon was preached on Gaudete (Joy) Sunday (3rd sunday in Advent). I wasn’t feeling very joy-filled, though I felt called to preach on joy (and used that hesitancy as part of the sermon focus). It’s my best "grumpy sermon on joy" ever.
Summary: A Christmas sermon of longsuffering and trust in God, through good times and in bad. A look at Christian suffering and how our walk with Christ changes our perspective, especially in light of Jesus’ suffering for us.
Summary: Jesus is coming to completely save all of His followers from evil oppressors, the terror and the injustice of this world. Place your trust in God, be patient and continue the work of faith. Salvation is coming!