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Sermon on Isaiah 43:14-23

Preacher: Pastor Bill DeJong


This sermon was preached at Blessings Christian Church on Sunday December 31, 2017 by Pastor Bill DeJong.
Pastor Bill DeJong can be reached at pastorbill@blessingshamilton.ca. All rights reserved.


Isaiah 43:14-23

  Thus says the LORD,
    your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
  “For your sake I send to Babylon
    and bring them all down as fugitives,
    even the Chaldeans, in the ships in which they rejoice.
  I am the LORD, your Holy One,
    the Creator of Israel, your King.”
  Thus says the LORD,
    who makes a way in the sea,
    a path in the mighty waters,
  who brings forth chariot and horse,
    army and warrior;
  they lie down, they cannot rise,
    they are extinguished, quenched like a wick:
  “Remember not the former things,
    nor consider the things of old.
  Behold, I am doing a new thing;
    now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
  I will make a way in the wilderness
    and rivers in the desert.
  The wild beasts will honor me,
    the jackals and the ostriches,
  for I give water in the wilderness,
    rivers in the desert,
  to give drink to my chosen people,
    the people whom I formed for myself
  that they might declare my praise.
  “Yet you did not call upon me, O Jacob;
    but you have been weary of me, O Israel!
  You have not brought me your sheep for burnt offerings,
    or honored me with your sacrifices.
  I have not burdened you with offerings,
    or wearied you with frankincense.


Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.