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The remaining half of Isaiah chapter 6 is a stark statement of reality. God has just “called’ Isaiah to preach, but then (immediately) God told the Prophet of the meager results his ministry would realize, accomplish! The Lord speaking to Isaiah … “And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand […]
Isaiah had already been preaching for five whole chapters … before he related his “call” to the ministry! Yes, Isaiah chapter 6 begins with what is often classified as a “call narrative” in Scripture. These (“call narratives”) must be important! Because we have so many of them. For example, the inspired record of the “call” […]
The bulk of Isaiah chapter 5 (from verse 8 through verse 30) consists of a blistering Sermon Isaiah preached, part of a longer Message really. This Paragraph is clearly marked by its use of a series of “Woes” announced by the Prophet. (Some Bible teachers label the whole Section “the six woes of Isaiah.” Today, […]
After Debbie (my Wife) read yesterday’s Lesson, she quipped; “Write one tomorrow on the sins of the MEN, please!” We both smiled. And yet … that’s exactly the way the Holy Spirit directed Isaiah, to exposit the sad condition of the men, too! It’s just that this Paragraph (today’s Text), though short, spans a chapter […]
In my opinion the most thrilling part of Isaiah chapter 4 is its description of a coming brighter Day for our planet! The Era of the Reign of Jesus Christ God’s Son here on earth, a thousand glorious years in fact! Usually called the “Millennium!” But Isaiah (in his short fourth chapter anyway) gives us […]
Oh, how very much the Bible says about vineyards, grapes and the “fruit of the vine!” But Isaiah the Prophet may be at the vanguard of that great “agricultural metaphor,” applying it especially (and originally) to Israel. And the Book’s “classic” Passage in this respect is found in Isaiah 5:1-7, today’s Text. “Now will I […]
There is an ultra-interesting Paragraph in Isaiah chapter 3 that begs for further investigation! Clearly it is a stinging denunciation directed strait at the women of Israel. Let me show you … note the vocative “daughters of Zion.” “Moreover the LORD saith, Because the DAUGHTERS OF ZION are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks […]
Normally we think of God as the One Who “blesses!” He is The “Adder” of good things to our lives! He can even (and often does) … “open the windows of Heaven and pour out blessings” upon us! Essentially His Very Words, from Malachi 3:10. God’s Biblical Testimony/Reputaion: “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth […]
I’ve learned that really Isaiah chapters 2 through 5 present a single Sermon from the Prophet. Unbroken Holy Spirit inspired preaching! (Although here we are going to study this elongated Message a chapter at a time.) Isaiah, a Man of God … with a burden for his Nation! A Seer with enough boldness to declaim […]
It is 4:58 here in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. IN THE MORNING! And we soon leave for the surgery center at my ophthalmologist’s office. I am scheduled to have cataract surgery on my left eye this morning around 6:30, the Lord willing. I ask you to pray for me please. As soon as my vision allows, […]
Isaiah’s second chapter abounds in words of judgment. But its opening paragraph is absolutely glorious! If taken literally (which we plan to do) it can only point to some yet future time … on earth. “The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in […]
Isaiah, based on his vocabulary (among other things), was a well learned Bible Prophet. This reminds one of the erudite Moses as well! (Definition: “having or showing great knowledge or learning,” from the Latin “erudire” meaning “to instruct or train.”) Isaiah was a married man with one Wife and two sons, all mentioned in his […]
The first chapter of the Book of Isaiah has a total of 31 verses, great verses too! A dozen sermons (surely I understate the fact) await its perusal, its study. But I feel led to focus on verses 18-20, one of the better known Texts in all of the Old Testament! “Come now, and let […]
It is my goal to highlight a single Text (Paragraph) in each chapter of Isaiah, and to do so sequentially. Yes, all 66 of them, the longest (in its number of chapters) of all the Biblical Prophets. I did that (at least attempted that) yesterday in the Lesson, focusing on Isaiah chapter 1, verses 18-20. […]
Isaiah the Prophet has long been one of my “heroes!” As is, of course, the Apostle Paul. They both knew and loved Jesus so well. Yes, I really do mean Isaiah too, but through the means of Bible Prophecy! So … the Lord willing … we are going to study the great Book this giant […]
Thanksgiving is one of the few American holidays remaining that give at least a semblance of acknowledging Almighty God. Our Provider and Sustainer. The first Thanksgiving in America was observed in 1621, best I can tell. It was a Pilgrim thing. Then much later in 1863 President Lincoln proclaimed that day one of National gratitude. […]
No Lesson yet … just keep reading to know why. I’ve been preaching on Jesus all week! (Various Texts, approached in an expository manner, verse by verse.) Here is Brother Bud Stiltner reading the “Jesus Booklet” to us all. A total of 106 Verses … all about our Darling Saviour! *** It’s an early preaching […]
If I have counted correctly, a total of 203 Galatians Lessons have been written and posted here for your Bible study pleasure (and profit). I have not included, of course, the travel days when writing a lesson was impossible, due to time restraints. (Nor do I any longer write a Lesson on Sunday Mornings. Already […]
Paul ends the Book of Galatians with a “benediction.” In fact, he does this in most of his Letters. Here’s what I mean, Galatians 6:18 … “Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen..” A benediction, a blessing, and perhaps even a prayer for their “good?” Yes, yes and yes! […]
I’d like to teach you a new word today. Taken from a verse that reveals Paul’s character in an amazing way, to a depth (perhaps) previously unknown. (He is “fed up” so to speak, with those Judiazers!) As he finishes his written Galatian correspondence, he finally vents: “From henceforth let no man trouble me: for […]
Paul more than once uses this word picture, or is it simply a reality? Our becoming “new creatures,” when we are born again! We all remember 2nd Corinthians 5:17. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a NEW CREATURE: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” And the Apostle […]
Paul mentions a “rule” in Galatians chapter 6, three verses from the end of the Epistle! And what “rule” would that be? Simply this … walking “by grace through faith” and not slavishly walking by “obedience to the Law of Moses” … at least not doing so as far as one’s salvation is concerned. “And […]
“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” Galatians 6:14 Paul the Apostle is NOT a man much given to “glorying,” a Greek verb (“kauchaomai”) meaning “to boast, to brag” and 5 times in […]
Paul is (in our Text today) speaking of the “Cross,” that cruel means of execution devised by the ancients to torture a person to death, and that by the most humiliating/shameful way possible. But not just any Cross … “the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The very means God has ordained for the salvation […]
This is the third lesson! From Galatians 6:14 … “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” Now let me demarcate today’s text, the specific phrase we need to notice this morning. “But God […]

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