Recorded talks on Isaiah

These are Sunday talks on the book of Isaiah. For the very latest, see the "Latest Recorded Talks" page (click to go there). Previous talks are available on the Luke's Gospel page (click to go there), Philippians (click to go there), and the Recorded Earlier page (click to go there). You can download still older files, back to 2011, from the Sermon Archive (click to go there). For some of our favourites from all these collections, see the panel at the lower right of this page. 

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Isaiah for Today: A short series of five talks given at South Park Chapel, Ilford, in January – February 2018:

 

1: The New Redemption

How did Isaiah's experience of God in the Temple fit him for his ministry?  The key passages in this talk include chapters 1 & 6.  (Erik Pattison, 28 January 2018)

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2: Writing for the future

Unlike earlier generations of prophets, Isaiah was given a message that was not mainly for his own generation, but for us.  Key passages: chapters 6, 8, 47 and 53, and 1 Peter 1:10-12. (Erik Pattison, 4 February 2018)

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3. The Kingdom Reborn

As a highborn politician, Isaiah was distressed over the failures of government.  Weary of the rulers in his day, what joy was his to receive visions of the future King.  Key passages: chapters 7, 9, 32, 40 and 49.  (Erik Pattison, 11 February 2018)

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4. The Two Jerusalems 

Isaiah speaks words of horrific doom and glorious promise over Jerusalem (Zion).  How is this reconciled in the New Testament?   Key passages: Isaiah chapters 2, 3 and 54; Galatians 4; Revelation 11 and 21.  (Erik Pattison, 18 February 2018)

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5. Hope for all the Nations

All over the book are promises that go beyond Israel to its neighbours and all nations.  Isaiah's concern and vision is far wider than the nationalistic interpretation that has become dominant in recent times.  Along with other prophets, he foretold the gospel of Christ, with a vision for the whole world.  Key passages: Isaiah chapters 9, 19, 49, 51 and 60; Revelation 21.  (Erik Pattison, 25 February 2018) 

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Earlier sermons on Isaiah given at the Lighthouse:

 

Isaiah 6 – Experiencing holiness and atonement

Isaiah had a shock: realising how holy God is.  He was also confronted with the freeness of undeserved forgiveness.  It changed him and equipped him for a hard calling.  Pray for this gift, to see God as he really is.  (Erik Pattison, 17 December 2017)

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Isaiah 9:1-11 – Who does Jesus belong to?

"To us a child is born"  – this all sounds wonderful, so let's be clear: who is meant by "us"?  (Erik Pattison, 24 December 2017)

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Isaiah 55 – Doing business with God

There is only one way to relate to God.  God licensed Isaiah to declare it long in advance of Jesus' birth.  Here is food, pardon and life, for those who have nothing to give.  (Erik Pattison, 10 December 2017. We apologise for the low sound quality on this recording.)

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Isaiah 49 – The Apparent Failure of the Cross

We all experience frustration in life.  What does God know of this?  Who is the Servant of the Lord, who would experience utter failure after giving his all?  (Neville Reid, 13 March 2016)

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These are older recordings with lower sound quality:

 

Isaiah 7:1-17 – Ask for a sign

(Erik Pattison, 2011)

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Isaiah 26–26 – The Gospel in Isaiah

(Erik Pattison, 2011)

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Isaiah 28 – Scepticism & ignorance

A challenge to trust God's word and build our lives on it.  (Erik Pattison, 2011.)

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