“Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me.” (Isaiah 1:2) This is one of the most striking statements from the mouth of God in the Old Testament: “I raised children and they have rebelled against me!” God said that! Three Observations God has children. The reference here is to Israel. God […]
180: How Christ Changes His People and His Church
In this series, Pastor Colin takes us inside the story of God’s people, Israel, and their rebellion against God. We discover how they fell, where they found hope, and how God restores his people—including his church—when we have become unfaithful to him.
How the faithful city has become a whore, she who was full of justice! (Isaiah 1:21) The city is the community of God’s people. When God speaks about ‘the city,’ he clearly has something more than the individual or personal in view. We live in an individualistic culture, so it’s natural for us to hear what […]
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