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Tagged: Exile

Misplaced Hope

Video 3:18December 09, 2019Ezra 1:1-4; 3:1-4, 10-13;

The temple was never designed to bring life. It was God in the temple that brings life. But now it's Jesus, God made flesh, that will be the glory of Israel, a light to the Gentiles, the Messiah who brings life.

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Isaiah of the Exile

Video 2:25December 05, 2019Isaiah 40:1-11

Take down the mountains. Lift up the plains. Smooth out the rough spots. Make it easy for God's arrival because God is bringing good news, his Kingdom. His rule and reign will set everything straight. It will make all things new again. God will restore that which has been lost. His gentleness will restore their souls.

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Invited to More

Video 3:36December 11, 2017Isaiah 55:1-13

God has made a promise. You don’t have to live in exile. You can live in the covenant of love that never ends. God is inviting us to more.

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Jeremiah's Letter to the Exiles

Video 4:54November 23, 2017Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14

Even in displacement and exile, our role as people of God is to be light in the wastelands. That is resurrection power.

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Isaiah–A child is born

Video 6:12November 14, 2017Isaiah 9:1-7

But Isaiah prophesies. A child will be born. A Wonderful Counselor, a Mighty King, an Everlasting Father. The Prince of Peace himself. When he comes, darkness will flee. Clothing and weapons used for war will be repurposed to bring life instead.

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