Summary: Our entire faith is based on the fact Jesus got up and didn’t stay in the ground

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Pastor Allan Kircher

Shell Point Baptist Church

November 30th, 2014

Finish with praise again.

Isaiah 52:2

***sermon is condensed in form for easy reading.

Talk a moment/Altitude.

• Prophet talks Jerusalem/you’ve been through some stuff

• Now/time/shake off/failure/rise up and sit enthroned

• God comes to lift people up, to raise people up

Our entire faith is based/fact/he got up/didn’t stay/ground

• worst thing/could happen/person happened/God

• He got up/now he has/right/look/your situation/say you get up……………………………So tell your neighbor rise up.


Parallel/NT rise up from our text in Isaiah

• Isaiah/looking forward/Christ/Apostle Paul/after says/like…

• Eph. 2:6….everybody say raise up/beautiful picture

Shows me no matter how low I go

• Always an opportunity to rise up if I’m in Christ.

• I love that because….resurrection/Jesus not history/reality

• Paul says were seated/Christ/heavenly realms

We’re not confined/our condition when we understand our position in Christ Jesus

• He says rise up with Christ/not just history/Jesus rose

• It’s your destiny/you will rise with him because Jesus/in you


Our problem is we assess our life from/wrong altitude

• When/end our day we look/things/ground level

• God wants us/see things/where he sees things

• to do it you’ve got to rise up.

• Book/Isaiah talking/people who/going/taken captive/slaves

• a future event/speaking/them/reality/true

Only God can tell you to rise up/mind even though you can’t always rise up/your situation

• This/message about mindset

• We/think/order/rise up above something

• our situation has to change


God says I want you/able/see/same situation/you left when you came to church today from different perspective

• Because you’ve been in my presence/you got up above it

• so I’m not seated in my situation

• I’m seated with him/heavenly places I can rise up above it

• …here’s where it gets a little confusing.

• Isa. 52:2 Isaiah says I want/rise up/also want/sit enthroned

• Let’s practice this one time

• God wants you/learn how to do. Rise up/sit down. I’ll explain


Ps. 22 David/going/period of great distress/prays….ps 22:1a….

• Many/recognize/statement/Jesus hung/cross..Elio, Elio….

• Jesus/quoting David--sometimes life feels like that

• not hard/praise God/you’re feeling his favor

• What about when you’re feeling forsaken?

Not hard/get/top/your circumstance/you’re/top/world

• But when life grinds/down/dust

• Requires a different kind of faith to get above it.

• He 22:1b...

• know sometimes you have/faithful thru your groaning

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