Sermon Series
  • 1. The Woeful Pronouncement

    Contributed on May 15, 2016
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    We are given a picture of people who have plunged into the river of wickedness headfirst. Shame is abandoned, unless it is shame in not abandoning restraint.

    Isaiah 5:8, 11-12, 18-23 The Woeful Pronouncement 10/22/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction “Woes and Judgments” – that is the heading in my Bible for the remaining part of chapter five. The title is not as inviting as the previous one of “The Song of the ...read more

  • 2. Immanuel The Sign

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2016
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    Matthew, despite the protests of his critics, is right in declaring that this verse was fulfilled by the birth of Jesus.

    Isaiah 7:13-25 Immanuel the Sign 1/14/01e D. Marion Clark Introduction It looks like Isaiah has lost his patience. But then, Ahaz would have needed a lot of patience if he had had to wait as long as you have to hear Isaiah’s response! It has been eight weeks since we broke off from ...read more

  • 3. The Rock

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2016
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    There is the way of the remnant. Characterized by fear of God, looking to him for refuge, valuing his Word, putting trust in his Redeemer.

    Isaiah 8:11-22 The Rock 1/28/01e D. Marion Clark Introduction The Text 11 The LORD spoke to me with his strong hand upon me, warning me not to follow the way of this people. He said: Isaiah impresses upon us the urgency or intensity by which he received the following message. What ...read more

  • 4. Immanuel The Redeemer

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2016
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    Whatever the attacks, our motto that holds us up time and again is “Immanuel!” God is with us! He is with us in the person of Jesus Christ.

    Isaiah 8:1-10 Immanuel the Redeemer 1/21/01e D. Marion Clark Introduction Here is an idea for the 34th Street wall. It will take up four panels, preferably the first four on the north side. Each panel would contain one word: Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz. Then skip down to the last panel of the ...read more

  • 5. Oaks Of Shame

    Contributed on Apr 26, 2016
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    The sin is the attempt to turn worship away from the practice of giving honor to God to the practice of manipulating God for personal gain.

    Isaiah 1:27-31 Oaks of Shame 7/16/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction When I was breaking chapter one into sermon segments, I was hesitant about where to place verses 27 and 28. If you are reading the NIV, you will see how the translators have them set alone. I could have preached only those ...read more

  • 6. The Mountaintop Experience

    Contributed on May 2, 2016
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    Such passages as this that make us regard Isaiah as the Shakespeare of the prophets, and perhaps even of all biblical writers. No one else with a more exalted view of the glory of the Lord and his great redemptive work.

    Isaiah 2:1-5 The Mountaintop Experience 7/23/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction Such passages as this that make us regard Isaiah as the Shakespeare of the prophets, and perhaps even of all biblical writers. No one else with a more exalted view of the glory of the Lord and his great ...read more

  • 7. The Big Picture

    Contributed on May 2, 2016
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    The Messianic representations embrace equally Israel and the Gentile nations, starting with the restoration of Israel and then including the nations. We are going to explore that concept.

    Isaiah 2:2-5 The Big Picture in Isaiah 10/8/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction I felt this morning like I was on The Hulk roller coaster that shoots you forth and never slows up until you come to the end. We will try to slow down a bit this evening, keeping with the book of Isaiah. There ...read more

  • 8. Song Of Salvation

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2016
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    This song of praise celebrates that day of Christ's coming, both Christ’s first and second coming.

    Isaiah 12:1-6 Song of Salvation 4/29/01e D. Marion Clark Introduction It is delightful to come upon a hymn of unabashed praise to God. Isaiah has been presenting a vision of the day when God’s kingdom will usher forth. We’ve seen how Jesus in his first coming fulfilled the ...read more

  • 9. Light And Fire

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2016
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    Assyria pridefully thinks it is the great power, but God will demonstrate that it is but a tool in his hands.

    Isaiah 10:5-19 Light and Fire 3/11/01e D. Marion Clark Assyria the tool of God. 5 “Woe to the Assyrian, the rod of my anger, in whose hand is the club of my wrath! God’s purpose for his tool. 6 I send him against a godless nation, I dispatch him against a people who ...read more

  • 10. The Dire Consequence

    Contributed on May 15, 2016
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    Judgment is coming. Let’s see what we can learn about God through this judgment to come.

    Isaiah 5:9-10, 13-17, 24-30 The Dire Consequence 11/5/00 D. Marion Clark 9 The LORD Almighty has declared in my hearing: “Surely the great houses will become desolate, the fine mansions left without occupants. 10 A ten-acre vineyard will produce only a bath of wine, a homer of ...read more

  • 11. The Life And Times Of Isaiah

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2016
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    All the prophets, to be sure, proclaim the salvation of the Lord, but none can match Isaiah for the sheer volume and grandeur of proclamation regarding God’s salvation.

    Isaiah 1:1 The Life and Times of Isaiah 5/28/00e D. Marion Clark The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Introduction What draws me to Isaiah is the majestic nature of his writing. He is ...read more

  • 12. The Arrogance Of Man

    Contributed on May 3, 2016
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    Our passage requires that we stay focused on the judgment to come to those who have offended God. For though Jesus has saved the elect from destruction, it nevertheless will come on the wicked.

    Isaiah 2:12-22 The Arrogance of Man 8/20/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction Last week we considered the condition of Israel, or Judah. The nation was experiencing prosperity. She seemed to be secure militarily. And all this was taking place in the midst of rampant idolatry and mixing in ...read more

  • 13. Isaiah's Atonement

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2016
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    Our text is one of the most famous in Scripture, certainly one of the most dramatic – Isaiah’s vision of God in the temple. What does this vision of God and Isaiah’s role in it signify?

    Isaiah 6:1-7 Isaiah’s Atonement 10/12/00 D. Marion Clark Introduction Our text is one of the most famous in Scripture, certainly one of the most dramatic – Isaiah’s vision of God in the temple. Such texts as this one is quite daunting for a minister to preach. With the ...read more

  • 14. Doubting Ahaz

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2016
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    The problem is not that God will not give a sign, but that we are afraid of seeing one. The implications for how we have been living and how we must live are too unnerving.

    Isaiah 7:1-12 Doubting Ahaz 12/3/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction We are in one of the rare sections of Isaiah that is an actual historical recount. Most of the book is made up of Isaiah’s actual prophecy. It takes a bit of study to figure out the context of much of the prophecy. ...read more

  • 15. Court In Session

    Contributed on May 9, 2016
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    Our passage presents another analysis of Jerusalem and Judah, and gives us more insight into the political and social condition.

    Isaiah 3:8-15 Court in Session 9/3/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction We are in the midst of a gloomy section of judgments and analyses of Jerusalem’s and Judah’s condition that began with 2:6 and will run through 4:1. Really, from the beginning Isaiah’s message has been ...read more

  • 16. The Lord's Vengeance

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2016
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    In these chapters we are able to get the broad perspective of God’s activity and a greater feel for the power of his sovereignty as he deals with the nations.

    Isaiah 13:1-20:6 The Lord’s Vengeance 5/13/01e D. Marion Clark Introduction I was asked if the scripture text was a misprint. It is; I will not be preaching through eleven chapters, only eight. We will stop with chapter 20. If I preach at the rate I have been up to this time, it ...read more

  • 17. The Canopy Of Glory

    Contributed on May 9, 2016
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    Just when we expect another pronouncement of doom, we are told of great blessing.

    Isaiah 4:2-6 The Canopy of Glory 9/17/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction Have you ever gotten a letter or even been told verbally either a number of things that were wrong with you or were going to be done to you? “And here’s something else you need to hear…” ...read more

  • 18. Little Leaders

    Contributed on May 9, 2016
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    God will show the foolishness of trusting in man.

    Isaiah 3:1-7 Little Leaders 8/27/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction Last Sunday we studied a passage that presented the final judgment of God, a judgment that shakes the whole earth and humbles all the arrogant. It ended with this admonition: 22 Stop trusting in man, who has but a ...read more

  • 19. Asking For Trouble

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2016
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    Something is terribly wrong, viz. the sins of the people.

    Isaiah 1:2-9 Asking for Trouble 6/4/00 D. Marion Clark Introduction Tonight’s passage fits in well with the morning passage regarding John the Baptist. Isaiah’s opening words follow the same line of thinking as John’s. Something is terribly wrong, viz. the sins of the ...read more

  • 20. Come, Let Us Reason

    Contributed on Apr 25, 2016
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    God says, make yourselves clean. And he furthermore holds out the promise that we really can become clean.

    Isaiah 1:10-20 Come, Let Us Reason 7/2/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction We are finally getting back to Isaiah. If you can recall four weeks back, God was rather upset with Israel. When I use the term Israel, by the way, I am using the covenant name for God’s people. Isaiah is ...read more

  • 21. Isaiah's Commission

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2016
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    What this passage of Isaiah’s commission is intended to teach us is that God is in control.

    Isaiah 6:8-13 Isaiah’s Commission 11/26/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction review Isaiah’s atonement the strangest call Text Verse 8 starts off with a positive call and response: 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for ...read more

  • 22. The Song Of The Vineyard

    Contributed on May 15, 2016
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    In Isaiah judgment will come on the whole vineyard; in Jesus’ story it is ready to come on a single vine. But the point is the same. Fruitlessness will bring judgment.

    Isaiah 5:1-7 The Song of the Vineyard 10/1/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction There have been some moving ballads of love gone bad in the annals of music. Here are just a few examples: I Flushed You from the Toilets of My Heart. I Would Have Wrote You A Letter, but I Couldn't Spell ...read more

  • 23. The Anointed One

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2016
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    This morning, we look at the very word “Messiah.” What does it mean? How did it become associated with the one whom Israel had placed her hope?

    Isaiah 61:1-3 Anointed One June 7, 2015 D. Marion Clark Introduction Jesus and his disciples are nearing Emmaus. He has taken the two disciples through the Scriptures, demonstrating how he has fulfilled them in regard to being the Messiah even as he was being crucified. He has bruised the ...read more

  • 24. Arrogance's Reward

    Contributed on May 9, 2016
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    Once again we come to judgment. What brings this doom is the same sin that was prominent in the second half of chapter two and is to bring the general doom on mankind – pride.

    Isaiah 3:16-4:1 Arrogance’s Reward 9/10/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction Once again we come to judgment. This time it is embodied by the pronouncement made against the women of Jerusalem, though it will also include the men as well. What brings this doom is the same sin that was ...read more

  • 25. Purging The Dross

    Contributed on Apr 26, 2016
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    In light of God’s Word, we need to examine how well we are doing in the area not only of providing care for the needy, but of defending their cause and seeing that their voice is heard.

    Isaiah 1:21-26 Purging the Dross 7/9/00 D. Marion Clark Introduction What we come to the Bible for is content. We value the Bible for what it has to reveal to us from God. But then there are times when you just can help but admire the way it is written. Isaiah is the acclaimed writer ...read more

  • 26. The Gatherer

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2016
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    In these verses we see both king and kingdom and the people who make up the kingdom.

    Isaiah 11:11-16 The Gatherer 4/22/01e D. Marion Clark Introduction We come to the last of our three sections in chapter 11. In verses 1-5 we considered the person of the Branch of Jesse, i.e. the Messiah who will reign over his kingdom. He is to be a king of wisdom, power, and ...read more

  • 27. Real Reliance

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2016
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    Just what did God want from Israel and Judah. What was he doing? Our passage helps sort these questions through.

    Isaiah 10:20-34 Real Reliance 3/25/01e D. Marion Clark Introduction It is hard to figure out punishment, at least when you are on the other side of it. We’ve all been punished and usually we thought at the time that it wasn’t quite fair. Sure, we may have admitted that we ...read more

  • 28. A Full Land

    Contributed on May 3, 2016
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    We are to worship only the God of Israel and do so only in the manner revealed in scripture. We are not to amass wealth for our please and security, but to find our treasures in the Lord.

    Isaiah 2:6-11 A Full Land 8/13/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction In our previous passage we were given a vision of what the final Mt. Zion will be like. Some day, the people of all nations will stream to the mountain of the Lord, i.e. to Jerusalem. There they will walk in his ways, learn ...read more