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Lean In

Written by Maegan Stout | December 7, 2010 | Isaiah 32 - 35

Today’s reading is smack in the middle of where Isaiah gets confusing to read. The life application gets hazy, my motivation to read drops (well, except for when they talk about complacent women), and skimming seems to just “happen”.


So… instead of check out I decided to nerd out. Some of these less understandable parts of scripture are actually fascinating. The gospel is splashed all over them.  …

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The Gospel of Pain

Written by Will Johnston | December 6, 2010 | Isaiah 28 - 31

This morning as I was reading Isaiah 28, I got real excited about one of the prophecies.  Isaiah says his people “have made a covenant with death” but that God placed a cornerstone that would annul the covenant.

A lot of prophecy can be difficult to interpret, but this one is clearly about Jesus.  Time and again, New Testament writers call Jesus the cornerstone.  And Isaiah …

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Praise for Judgment and Salvation…

Written by Heather Corsi | December 5, 2010 |

To be honest, when I found out the chapters I was assigned to blog on started with, “Look!  The Lord is about to destroy the earth and make it a vast wasteland,” I was all but excited.  I thought that surely the rest of the chapter would be more positive, you know, something more cheerful that I could share my thoughts about, but alas…it did not.  Instead the rest of …

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Give away pride

Written by Joel Schmidgall | December 4, 2010 | Isaiah 21 - 23

The prophecy about the destruction of Tyre (Isaiah 23) was given 120 years before it happened. At the time, Tyre was in great prosperity, while the Babylonians were ruled by the Assyrians. So this prophecy seemed unlikely, dare I say, impossible.  But how quickly we realize earthly treasures can disappear. And Tyre would become an example to all nations of the destruction that pride can bring.

I’ve found parenting is …

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Waking Up…

Written by Andy Pisciotti | December 3, 2010 | Isaiah 17 - 20

Last night I asked God to wake me up, “if it was His will” for me to read part of a book that I knew I was supposed to read for my own spiritual benefit…Yah, I know. Lame and weak prayer!  Well, He answered it at 5 am! My old Razor phone had apparently been “turned on” by my 4 year old daughter as she recently rummaged through my night …

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Put Your Hope In The LORD

Written by Amanda Giobbi | November 30, 2010 |

Here’s what we already know about the book of Isaiah:

*Isaiah was an advisor to the kings of Judah
*At the time he was writing there was a civil war in Israel and the land was split into North (Israel) and South (Judah)
*Isaiah means “the Lord saves”
*Isaiah doesn’t skirt around using harsh wording

In Chapters 9-12 Isaiah comments on the current situation of the North …

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The Coal

Written by Heather Zempel | November 30, 2010 | Isaiah 5 - 8

I’ve never gotten my mouth washed out with soap. Which is shocking given that the majority of sin issues I struggle with seem to be concentrated in that area. As a kid, I had quite the smart mouth, wisecracking mouth, sarcastic mouth. And it hasn’t improved a whole lot as an adult.

Isaiah 6 is one of my favorite chapters in the entire Bible. In fact, it was the text …

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Isaiah

Written by Maegan Stout | November 29, 2010 | Isaiah 1 - 4

Isaiah is a prophetic Book. It’s also poetic. 


The purpose of the Book of Isaiah is to call the nation of Judah back to God and to prophecy about God’s salvation through the coming Messiah. It’s because of books like Isaiah (and other prophetic books) that Israel was familiar with the notion of waiting and anticipating redemption. It’s the foreshadowing of God’s promise that would be …

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Praise the Lord!

Written by Reagan Chaney | November 28, 2010 |

Hosanna - Hillsong

Psalm 146-150 is a great way to end our Thanksgiving Holiday. As we prepare for a season of joy and celebration it is important to remember to Praise the Lord always. It is extremely easy to get wrapped up in the madness of the “to do” list, the shopping list, the activity list and all the reminders we post all over our desk …

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Great is the Lord!

Written by Heather Corsi | November 27, 2010 |

I love the holidays.

I love the food. The family. The friends.  The decorations.  The music.  I love it all. 

I love that it’s a time to be reminded of how blessed we are and to tell others how much we love them.  I love that we get to take some time off from work and just be with our friends and family.  My family is a little loud …

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