03 March 2018

Family Camp 2018 : Walk in the Light of the Lord : Pre-Camp Special

Text: Isaiah 1
Speaker:
Rev Dr Charles Tan
Series:
Walk in the Light of the LORD

Message Notes

PRE-CAMP SPECIAL 3 March 2018 Text: Isaiah 1

THE VISION OF ISAIAH (Isaiah 1:1)

1. A Picture

2. The future

a) Dismal
b) Desperate
c) Disastrous

THE LORD HAS SPOKEN: THE FIRST WORD (Isaiah 1:2-9)

1. Audience

a) Heaven
b) Earth (Isaiah 1:2)

2. Important questions

a) How has the LORD spoken?
b) What has the LORD said?
c) What would be the appropriate response if God has spoken?

3. The Doctrine of God speaking

a) To the World
i) God speaks through His creation (Psalm 19:1-4)
ii) The invisible attributes of God are clearly seen in Creation (Romans 1:20)
iii) Understood by the things that are made (Romans 1:20)
iv) They knew God (Romans 1:21)
v) But they did not glorify Him as God nor were thankful (Romans 1:21)
b) To the fathers
i) At various times
ii) In various ways
iii) God spoke to the fathers
iv) By the prophets (Hebrews 1:1)
c) To us
i) By His Son
ii) The appointed Heir of all things (Hebrews 1:2)

4. The Word God sought to communicate to His people “My people”- Isaiah 1:3

a) Children
i) Nourished
ii) Brought up
iii) Rebelled
iv) Ignorant
v) Unthinking (Isaiah 1:3)
b) Nation
i) Sinful
ii) Laden with iniquity
iii) Brood of evil doers
iv) Corrupters
v) Forsaken the LORD
vi) Provoked to anger the Holy One of Israel
vii) Turned away backward (Isaiah 1:4)
c) Consequences: Personal
i) Stricken
ii) Head sick
iii) Heart faints
iv) No soundness
v) Open wounds, bruises, putrefying sores (Isaiah 1:5)
d) Consequences: National
i) Country desolate
ii) Cities burned with fire
iii) Strangers devour the land
iv) Zion is reduced to a mere booth/ hut in a vineyard
v) A besieged city
vi) In danger of becoming like Sodom and Gomorrah (Isaiah 1:7-8)

THE LORD HAS SPOKEN: THE SECOND WORD (Isaiah 1:10-23)

“Hear the word of the LORD” Isaiah 1:10

1. Addressing the hearers

a) The rulers
b) The people
c) Figure of speech employed: Isaiah 1:10

2. Addressing the religious practices of the nation Isaiah 1:11-15

a) Sacrifices (Isaiah 1:11-12)
b) Assembling together For worship (Isaiah 1:12)
i) New moons
ii) Appointed feasts
iii) Prayers
c) God’s assessment
i) To what purpose? (Isaiah 1:11)
ii) I have had enough (Isaiah 1:11)
iii) I do not delight (Isaiah 1:11)
iv) Bring no more futile sacrifices (Isaiah 1:13)
v) I cannot endure iniquity (Isaiah 1:13)
vi) My soul hates (Isaiah 1:14)
vii) They are a trouble to Me (Isaiah 1:14)
viii) I am weary of bearing them (Isaiah 1:14)
ix) I will hide My eyes from you (Isaiah 1:15)
x) I will not hear (Isaiah 1:15)
d) God’s word of admonition
i) Wash yourselves (Isaiah 1:16)
ii) Make yourselves clean (Isaiah 1:16)
iii) Put away the evil; cease to do evil (Isaiah 1:16)
iv) Learn to do good (Isaiah 1:17)
v) Seek justice (Isaiah 1:17)
vi) Rebuke the oppressor (Isaiah 1:17)
vi) Defend the fatherless (Isaiah 1:17)
vii) Plead for the widow (Isaiah 1:17)
e) God’s gracious offer
i) Sins as scarlet shall be white as snow (Isaiah 1:18)
ii) Sins as red as crimson shall be as wool (Isaiah 1:18)
f) God’s challenge
i) If people are willing and obedient They shall eat the good of the land (Isaiah 1:19)
ii) If there is refusal They shall be devoured by the sword (Isaiah 1:19)
“The mouth of the LORD has spoken” (Isaiah 1:19)

THE LORD HAS SPOKEN: THE THIRD WORD (Isaiah 1:21-31)

“Therefore the LORD says, The LORD of hosts, the Mighty one of Israel” (Isaiah 1:24)

1. The original city of Jerusalem

a) Faithful city (Isaiah 1:21)
b) Full of justice (Isaiah 1:21)
c) Righteousness lodged in it (Isaiah 1:21)

2. Because of sin

a) Murderers (Isaiah 1:21)
b) Analogies:
i) Silver becoming dross
ii) Wine mixed with water
c) Princes are rebellious (Isaiah 1:23)
d) Companions of thieves (Isaiah 1:23)
e) Everyone loves bribes (Isaiah 1:22)
f) No defence of the fatherless (Isaiah 1:23)
g) No protection of the widows (Isaiah 1:23)

3. A word of warning

a) With reference to the sinful people
i) Adversaries will be gotten rid of (Isaiah 1:24)
ii) Vengeance on enemies (Isaiah 1:24)
iii) Hand of God will turn against them (Isaiah 1:25)
iv) Dross and alloy purged (Isaiah 1:25)
v) Destruction of transgressors/ sinners (Isaiah 1:28)
vi) Consumption of all who forsake God (Isaiah 1:28)
vii) Shame to all idolaters (Isaiah 1:29-31)
b) With reference to the future (after cleansing)
i) Good judges restored (Isaiah 1:26)
ii) Wise counselors as at the beginning (Isaiah 1:26)
iii) City of righteousness, the faithful city (Isaiah 1:26)
iv) Zion shall be redeemed with justice (Isaiah 1:27)
v) Her penitents with righteousness (Isaiah 1:27)

APPROPRIATE RESPONSES TO THE WORD OF GOD

1. From Isaiah

a) Hear… the Word of the LORD (Isaiah 1:2, 10)
b) Give ear… to the Law of God (Isaiah 1:2, 10)
c) Reason… (Isaiah 1:18)

2. From King David

a) More to be desired are they than gold (Psalm 19:10)
b) Moreover by them Your servant is warned (Psalm 19:11)
c) And in keeping them there is great reward (Psalm 19:11)
d) Cleanse me from secret faults (Psalm 19:12)
e) Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins (Psalm 19:13)
f) Let them not have dominion over me (Psalm 19:13)