“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

16/08/2020 – Evening Service: Call the Sabbath your delight

Bible Readings:

Isaiah 58:1 – 14, Revelation 1:1 – 20

Sermon Outline:

I  Extraordinary worship

Isaiah 58:3–4 (NKJV)

3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen?

Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’

“In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure,

And exploit all your laborers.

4 Indeed you fast for strife and debate,

And to strike with the fist of wickedness.

You will not fast as you do this day,

To make your voice heard on high.

II  The weekly Sabbath

Isaiah 58:13–14 (NKJV)

13 “If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath,

From doing your pleasure on My holy day,

And call the Sabbath a delight,

The holy day of the Lord honorable,

And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways,

Nor finding your own pleasure,

Nor speaking your own words,

14 Then you shall delight yourself in the Lord;

And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth,

And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father.

The mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

III  Receiving the blessings promised

Isaiah 58:14 (NKJV)

14 Then you shall delight yourself in the Lord;

Isaiah 58:8–11 (NKJV)

8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning,

Your healing shall spring forth speedily,

And your righteousness shall go before you;

The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;

You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’

“If you take away the yoke from your midst,

The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,

10 If you extend your soul to the hungry

And satisfy the afflicted soul,

Then your light shall dawn in the darkness,

And your darkness shall be as the noonday.

11 The Lord will guide you continually,

And satisfy your soul in drought,

And strengthen your bones;

You shall be like a watered garden,

And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

Westminster Larger Catechism Question 82

Q – What is the communion in glory which the members of the invisible church have with Christ?

A – The communion in glory which the members of the invisible church have with Christ, is in this life, (2 Cor. 3:18) immediately after death, (Luke 23:43) and at last perfected at the resurrection and day of judgment. (1 Thess. 4:17)