Summary: Isaiah preached as to looking at Israel’s failure to follow God; see what happens when Isaiah realizes his own shortcomings.

A Reviving Encounter

Isaiah 6:1-8

I. An Encounter with God’s Mighty Presence (v. 1-4)

a. The first part of our worship should be a holy encounter (John 4:23-24)

b. Worries of life fade when we encounter God’s holiness (v. 1-3)

c. An encounter with God will “shake” you (v. 4)

II. An Encounter with Self (v. 5-6)

a. We spend most of our time focusing on others’ faults (Isaiah 5:8-30)

b. We must measure ourselves against God’s righteousness (v. 5; Isaiah 64:6)

c. An humble confession of sin will bring cleansing to our lives (v. 6-7; Psalm 34:18)

III. An Encounter with God’s Call (v. 8)

a. God wants to know who He can count on (v. 8a; Matthew 9:36-38)

b. We must answer the call with great zeal (v. 8b)


John 4:23-24— 23"But (A)an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father (B)in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.

24"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship (C)in spirit and truth."

Isaiah 64:6— 6For all of us have become like one who is (A)unclean,

And all our (B)righteous deeds are like a filthy garment;

And all of us (C)wither like a leaf,

And our (D)iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

Psalm 34:18— 18The LORD (A)is near to the (B)brokenhearted

And saves those who are [a](C)crushed in spirit.

Matthew 9:36-38— 36(A)Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, (B)because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.

37Then He said to His disciples, "(C)The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.

38"Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest."