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  • IS "VIRGIN" THE CORRECT TRANSLATION OF ISAIAH 7:14?

    12/31/2017 7:19:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Knowing Scripture ^ | 12/30/2017 | Daniel Hoffman
    In an article well worth reading, the late Christopher Hitchens makes the common claim—somewhat in passing—that the term “virgin” as found in most English translations of Isaiah 7:14 is wrong or, at best, misleading. In the ESV that verse reads:Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.The claim that Hitchens and others make is that the Hebrew word behind “virgin” (עַלְמָה alma) in this text simply means “young woman.” The implication is that nothing miraculous is being promised, and that therefore, universal Christian tradition...
  • "When the Messiah Gives You a Makeover" (Sermon for the Third Sunday in Advent, on Isaiah 61)

    12/16/2017 2:15:24 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 17, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    When the Messiah Gives You a Makeover (Isaiah 61:1-4, 10-11) Have you ever seen one of those makeover shows on TV? My daughter used to watch one. It was called What Not to Wear. The idea of the show was that they would select a woman whose wardrobe and appearance wasnt that great. Then they would help her pick out some new clothes that would look better on her. They would give her a nice haircut and do up her makeup. So this woman, who at the start of the program was looking all drab and dowdy, by the end...
  • "Oh That You Would Rend the Heavens and Come Down" (Sermon, First Sunday in Advent, Isaiah 64:1-9)

    12/02/2017 11:11:05 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 9 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | December 3, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Oh That You Would Rend the Heavens and Come Down (Isaiah 64:1-9) The Old Testament Reading for today, from Isaiah 64, is an intense prayer. The prophet is begging God to intervene on behalf of his people. As such, it is a fitting prayer also for Gods New Testament people, the church. And so, on this First Sunday in Advent, as we enter this season of waiting for the Lords coming, we cry out with Isaiah, Oh That You Would Rend the Heavens and Come Down. What is the situation for which Isaiah writes? With prophetic foresight, Isaiah looks ahead...
  • The Persecution of the Tremblers...Isaiah 66 pt 5

    Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my names sake, said, Let the Lord be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed. (Isaiah 66:5)Isaiah predicted that the larger, more staid and respectable congregation, whose religion was active, busy and very aggressive, but which wasnt individually spiritually searching, would inevitably persecute those whose religion was acceptable to God, approved of the Holy Ghost. Your Brethren hated You Why did they hate them? It is an age old Biblical pattern which...
  • The True Remnant of God...Isaiah 66 pt 3

    Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.(Isaiah 66:1-2)The LORD addresses his congregation,in Isaiah 66. He speaks to them as a whole people, but within his address, he speaks to them as a duality, there are...
  • "Invited to the Feast" (Funeral sermon on Isaiah 25:6-9)

    10/13/2017 7:44:25 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 13, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Invited to the Feast (Isaiah 25:6-9) Theres a big feast coming, and Bob is invited! In fact, his seat is already guaranteed. Theres a big feast coming, and you are invited too. Thats what I want to tell you about today, that we have been Invited to the Feast. What is this feast Im referring to? Its the one spoken of by the prophet Isaiah. You heard this prophecy in the reading from Isaiah 25. It begins: On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of...
  • Who was Isaiah?

    07/12/2016 7:35:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-11-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Who was Isaiah? Msgr. Charles Pope • July 11, 2016 • Prophet Isaiah by Antonio BalestraWe are reading excerpts from the Prophet Isaiah this week in the Daily Liturgy, particularly from passages in which God’s judgment on unbelief and sin is proclaimed. I will write a bit more on this tomorrow, but perhaps for today there is some benefit in looking at Isaiah by way of overview. Let’s consider key elements of his life, struggle, and message. If you already have a firm grasp on Isaiah’s life and teachings and would like to read a shorter meditation, you can...
  • 4chan Appears to Identify Another Antifa Terrorist (vanity)

    08/24/2017 7:41:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 69 replies
    Vanity / 4chan
  • "Come and Be Satisfied!" (Sermon on Isaiah 55:1-5)

    08/05/2017 9:53:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | August 6, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    Come and Be Satisfied! (Isaiah 55:1-5) Today the Lord is extending an invitation to you. He is saying to each one of us today: Come and eat! Come and drink! Come and Be Satisfied! Come and be satisfied! This is the message God is speaking to us today through his prophet Isaiah. Our text is the Old Testament Reading from Isaiah 55. Listen again to the first part of this text: Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why...
  • "The Suffering, Sacrificing, Saving Servant" (Sermon for Good Friday, on Isaiah 52:13 53:12)

    04/14/2017 9:04:41 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 14, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    The Suffering, Sacrificing, Saving Servant (Isaiah 52:13 53:12) Behold, my servant, says the Lord. Yes, behold him today. Behold the servant of the Lord serving in a most unexpected way: serving by suffering. Today on this Good Friday we behold Jesus Christ, the Lords faithful, righteous servant, suffering a death he doesnt deserve. But because he does, you will receive what you dont deserve. And that is good news on this Good Friday. So now behold Jesus Christ, The Suffering, Sacrificing, Saving Servant. Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be...
  • He was Oppressed and Afflicted...servant songs pt 15

    He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth....
  • He Was Numbered With The Sinners...Servant Songs pt 14

    He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.(Isaiah...
  • The Servant; Exalted and Belittled...Servant Songs 9

    Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.(Isaiah 52:13-15)Thus far the Songs of the Servant have described an individual whom God holds forth as the answer to the idolatrous worlds sad predicament. He...
  • God's Servant Tempted to Despair...Servant songs pt 7

    Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet...
  • The Servant; The Embodiment of Israel...servant songs pt 7

    Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet...
  • Intro To Servant Songs of Isaiah

    Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider(Isaiah 52:13-15)Before we look closely at the Evangelical jewel climaxing in the 4th Servant Song of Isaiah, consisting of the above three verses in chapter 52,...
  • He Will Open The Blinded Eyes...servant songs pt 4

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...
  • The Servant's Task...servant songs 3

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...
  • Behold My Servant...servants songs pt 2

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...
  • The Servant of The LORD...servant songs pt 1

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...