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The tireless God - Isaiah 40:27-31

This is a sermon by Abraham Overvoorde from the Riverside Church service on 21st February 2021.

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Intro – The Martian in Exile

 

1. A People who Complain (v27)

Two complaints – are they valid and what do they mean?

  • My way is hidden from the Lord.

 

 

  • My cause is disregarded by my God.

 

2. A God who is Powerful (v28-30)

How incredible is our God?

 

What things in society remind us of our weakness?

  • Secularism
  • Science
  • Liberalism

 

Whatever makes you feel weak and weary today, God will give you strength and increase your power to love him and serve him faithfully.

 

3. A God who we can Hope in (v31)

“but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” v31

 

We are not just marking time - Hoping is the confident expectation of God’s action on our behalf. He’ll bring about his promises.

 

Remember the order of the last verse, soar, run and walk.

 

The Gospel ultimately ends the time of Exile, through the coming of a King, for all who will trust in Him.

 

Story of Rita Armstrong

 

Is 40 v 27-31 “The Tireless God” Home Group Questions

 

1.  The Israelites situation is quite hopeless in the face of the strength of the Babylonian nation. Do you feel the complaints of God’s people in verse 27 are valid? How are the two complaints similar but different?

2. Do you ever feel like your situation is hopeless like the Israelites did? How did Isaiah gently exhort the people in verse 28 to not forget God? Do we need to remind ourselves of these truths more in our lives?

3. As a group can you share some truths about God’s character, which display his great power?

4. What opposition in society reminds you of your weakness? What do we need to remember when faced with this opposition? (v29-30)

5. What does it mean to hope in the Lord? How can this meaning help us as we daily walk in step with our God?

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