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The Prophets– part 9: Isaiah 3

Mal York continues our week of devotions on the first 6 chapters of Isaiah, who spoke God’s word during the reigns of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah; all kings of Judah (the Southern Kingdom). In this opening to the book, Isaiah introduces his major themes, concluding in chapter 6 with his dramatic commissioning by God.

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The Prophets– part 8: Isaiah 2

Mal York continues our week of devotions on the first 6 chapters of Isaiah, who spoke God’s word during the reigns of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah; all kings of Judah (the Southern Kingdom). In this opening to the book, Isaiah introduces his major themes, concluding in chapter 6 with his dramatic commissioning by God.

For more thoughts on the overall message of Isaiah, click on this link.

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The Prophets– part 7: Isaiah 1

Mal York begins a week on the first 6 chapters of one of the major prophets– Isaiah– who spoke God’s word during the reigns of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah; all kings of Judah (the Southern Kingdom). In this opening to the book, Isaiah introduces his major themes, concluding in chapter with his dramatic commissioning by God.

For more background on the book of Isaiah, click on this link.

For some detailed reflections on Isaiah 1, click on these links:

  1. The Headline 1:1
  2. Guitly 1:2-9
  3. Leadership Fail 1:10-20
  4. The City 1:21-31
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The Prophets– part 6: Hosea 3

Tom Tokura continues our series on the prophets God sent to his people before the Exile, today looking at the ‘parable’ of Hosea’s marriage. Hosea tells us that God’s love for his people is a jealous love– rightfully jealous, like that of a husband for his wife.

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The prophets— part 5: Hosea 2

Tom Tokura continues our series on the prophets God sent to his people before the Exile, today looking at the ‘parable’ of Hosea’s marriage. Hosea tells us that God’s love for his people is a jealous love– rightfully jealous, like that of a husband for his wife.

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The Prophets– part 4: Hosea 1

Tom Tokura continues our series on the prophets God sent to his people before the Exile, today looking at the ‘parable’ of Hosea’s marriage. Hosea tells us that God’s love for his people is a jealous love– rightfully jealous, like that of a husband for his wife.

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The Prophets– part 3: Jeremiah 52

Throughout the decline of the kings, the prophets warn Israel about the exile. They offer stern warnings to turn back to God before judgment arrives in the form of foreign armies. Near the end of his book, Jeremiah brings word of (i) a new king, (ii) certain exile, and (iii) a glimmer of hope.

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The Prophets– part 2: Jeremiah 2:1-3:5

Throughout the decline of the kings, the prophets warn Israel about the exile. They offer stern warnings to turn back to God before judgment arrives in the form of foreign armies. In this part of Jeremiah we see the metaphor of the rocky romance between Judah and God.

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The Prophets– part 1: Jeremiah 1:1-19

Throughout the decline of the kings, the prophets warn Israel about the exile. They offer stern warnings to turn back to God before judgment arrives in the form of foreign armies. Tom Tokura unfolds the commissioning of Jeremiah in three parts: God chooses, God gives him his message, and God encourages.

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The Decline– part 6: Manesseh

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What are the causes of Israel’s spiritual decline in the books of 1 and 2 Kings? In the sixth and final part of our series on “The Decline from Monarchy to Exile”, Stuart Holman looks at the last kings of the southern kingdom of Judah. How can the Christian defend themselves from a spiritual decline like that of Manesseh and his successors?

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The Decline– part 5: The Assyrians

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What are the causes of Israel’s spiritual decline in the books of 1 and 2 Kings? In the fifth part of our series on “The Decline from Monarchy to Exile”, Stuart Holman looks at the religion shared by the Israelites and the Assyrians. How can the Christian defend themselves from the spiritual decline that begins and ends with syncretism?

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The Decline– part 4: Elijah

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What are the causes of Israel’s spiritual decline in the books of 1 and 2 Kings? In the fourth part of our series on “The Decline from Monarchy to Exile”, Stuart Holman looks at the role of the prophets. Their messages were powerful, urgent and important. And they were ignored. How can the Christian defend themselves from the spiritual decline that begins with ignoring God’s word?