We return this week to our series “God Restoring the World” as we make our way through the book of Isaiah. Isaiah means- “The salvation of Jehovah” and is a book detailing how God intends to put all to right. It’s a book that has been called “The Gospel according to Isaiah” and “the 5th Gospel”, because it seems to be broken up in a similar manner to the larger Scriptures, of which it is itself of course a part. Also similar, roughly the first two thirds of the book focus on God’s justice and His judgment toward His wayward people, while the latter third details a hopeful plan for the redemption for His people through the coming and intervention of His “Servant”, whom we know to be our Lord Jesus Christ.
We begin by summarizing a section of four chapters of judgment, chapters 13-16, that are the first chunk of a larger set of judgments against Judah’s enemies. These chapters (13-23) are known as the prophetic “burdens” of Isaiah, and in this first section there are oracles against Babylon, Assyria, Philistia, and Moab.
Speaker: Gary Campbell, Jr.
Continuing our series on What is this church? We take the next set of doctrines, or teachings from our GBC statement of faith and use these to build a sense of who we are and what God has called us to. This week we look at our beliefs about the Bible, more teaching of what it means to be human, we expound on the Bible’s teaching regarding biblical sexuality and marriage, and finally we explore further the role of the Holy Spirit, specifically in the life and service of the members of the Body of Christ, the local church.
Here at GBC we hold to certain essential beliefs which are pillars of our faith. In those essential beliefs we are unwavering. In nonessential beliefs we have liberty and in all our beliefs we show love.