Returning in quietness, resting in trust.

Yesterday at Agape we studied some verses from the 30th chapter of the Book of Isaiah. We attempted to get into the nitty gritty of the text and to tease out the meaning. At the end we sort of found out that God is waiting for us to wait on him! He desires to be gracious, and all we need to do is return to him in quietness and rest in our trust of him!

Please pray that our congregation would return to God this week in times of trouble and difficulty and find true salvation and deep strength in his arms.


Concert at Trinity Lutheran!

This week (7/17), in lieu of our normal Bible study, we will be meeting at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran church for a concert by a visiting Korean Choir, followed by breakfast.

Next week (7/24) we will resume our normal schedule, studying Isaiah at 9 a.m. on the green.


God is my Salvation

In that day you will say:

“I will praise you, LORD.
Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away
and you have comforted me.
2 Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.”
3 With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation.

Isaiah 12:1-3

Today at Agape, we spent an extended time praying to God, the one who himself is the very salvation for which we search. He saves us from the things from which we need saving. His anger has turned away as we draw water from the deep wells of his salvation.


Of a Savior

This week we talked more about the mysterious man of which Isaiah foretells. This man judges the needy with righteousness, and he gives justice to the poor (Isa. 11:4). He sounds like none other. Many among the Agape congregation said that he must be Jesus; no other man fits Isaiah's description. Yet we wonder at the fact that Isaiah lived hundreds of years before Jesus walked the earth. Perhaps Isaiah will continue to surprise us, as we read through his writing, with descriptive characterizations of a savior who was yet come, a man named Jesus.