Isaiah 58:1-14 We are in the midst of the lunar month of Ramadan. I find it ironic that Ramadan is called a period of fasting when people gain weight in that month. When more food is consumed in that month than any other month of the year, why is it called a fast? I have [...]
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Isaiah 61:1 What was it like that morning when people in Nazareth made their way to the synagogue where Jesus announced his public ministry? Jesus grew up in the synagogue and was well known to everyone. There were some who remembered when he first came into town with his parents. The scandal of his birth [...]
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Isaiah 55 How much would you be willing to pay for a good meal? On February 13, 2007 fifteen people sat down to a 10-course gourmet meal at the Dome Restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand. The six chefs who prepared this expensive meal were flown in from France, Germany and Italy. Similarly, the ingredients they used [...]
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Isaiah 11:1-10 A stump speaks of what has been. A long time ago an acorn lay in the ground. It was buried under the leaves and other debris of the forest. It disappeared from sight until one day a tiny shoot came up out of the ground. It managed not to be stepped on or [...]
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Isaiah 9:2-7 I was an Emergency Medical Technician during my years as a pastor in Ohio in the early 1980s. EMTs are trained to arrive at an emergency and stabilize the person injured or sick and then take them to the hospital. When there was an emergency, the siren went off and we were called. [...]
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