The Prophet Speaks

In the first week of our series, the prophet Isaiah bemoans the fact that the people merely go through the motions while living out their relationship with God. Isaiah carries the message of the Lord's displeasure towards a people who remember how to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings but who have forgotten the orphan and the widow (Isa. 1:13,17).
In the second week of the series, Isaiah tells of a time to come when the people will return to God, when there will be peace. In order to make sense of Isaiah's optimistic prediction in a time of chaos, we asked ourselves, "What is a prophet, and why would they matter to us?" Agape found that prophets are people anointed by God to deliver a message to his people. That message can regard the past, present, or future. So what? Well, Isaiah's era mirrors ours in certain ways; there is lawlessness, religiosity, corruption, rebellion, and war (Isa 1). Yet he brings a message about a time yet to come when "the cow will feed with the bear" and "the wolf will live with the lamb" (Isa 11:6-7). A certain man will usher in this time of eagerly awaited peace. Who is he? Has he come yet? Next week, the series continues.


Isaiah Series

This past week we wrapped up our series on the fruit of the spirit with self-control, watching how God can free us and empower us to choose steps that will follow him, if we just turn to him and ask.

Next week we will begin a series on the book of Isaiah, one of the great prophets of the Old Testament. We'll look at a time in Israel's history when there was a lot of injustice, and when times were particularly hard for poor people... and we'll see what God might have said about it, and what hope he might have to offer us!

Please join us any Sunday at 9 a.m. on the Green.


Agape: Summers on the Green!

Agape will be meeting on the Green from June through August, at a later time of 9 a.m. Please join us any Sunday morning for worship, bible study, breakfast, and friendship near the corner of Elm & College, behind United Church on the Green.

All are welcome!