- Isaiah 43:1-7 Yeah, But We’re Precious (Molin)
The drive home was dreary. I would have to face my parents. They had invested a lot of money in my education, and I’d messed up. But when I got home Mama wrapped her arms around me, and with a smile said, “Welcome home, Franklin.”
- Isaiah 43:1-7 Whose Are You? (Bowen)
We live in a culture where the prevailing gospel is: go for the gold, in every sense of that word. The problem is with the confusion of all these desires on the one hand and what we truly need to become truly happy and fulfilled human beings on the other.
- Isaiah 43:16-21 Holding on to Hope (Entrekin)
They had a good boat, but the journey got long and arduous. Winter came sooner than expected. It rained, the canned food got old, the engine died, they were dirty, and it was boring. By the end, it wasn’t fun anymore. This is what life does sometimes.
- Isaiah 43:18-25 Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (Kegel)
George Barna, the sociologist of religion, notes that most people form their religious identities by the time they are thirteen years old. For many people true worship is what they experienced as children. Think back on what church was like when you were thirteen.