Teachings

Morning Light – January 12, 2017 – Isaiah 5:  You are God’s Vineyard!

Morning Light – Isaiah 5 Today: [Isaiah 5] You are God’s Vineyard! In chapter 5 of Isaiah we see the prophet expressing the deep love of God for His people. He sees you and I as a choice vine that He has planted with great care and expense. He then looks to us expecting to see a vintage brought forth that is sweet to His taste. Unfortunately in the passage He expects sweet grapes but wild grapes are produced. This speaks of what the Father is looking for in our lives. Most people are incapable of this kind of introspection. … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 11th, 2017 –  Isaiah 4:  The Seven Churches in Isaiah

Morning Light – Isaiah 4 Today: [Isaiah 4] The Seven Churches in Isaiah. In chapter four of Isaiah the prophet shifts from pronouncing against the sins of the people to declaring the glories of Christ at the end of the age. He describes the church as seven women who in the latter days begin as being more wrapped up in personalities and denominationalism but who will ultimately find her identity in the Branch that will be glorious round about her. The prophet speaks of the church as the daughters of Zion cleansed of all filthiness comprising an assembly on mount … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 10th, 2017 – Isaiah 3:  It Shall be Well with the Righteous

Morning Light – Isaiah 3 Today: [Isaiah 3] It Shall be Well with the Righteous. In chapter 3 of Isaiah we see the elite classes and the ruling class targeted in the crosshairs of Isaiah’s prophesies. Because the culture of the ancient city of Jerusalem has been lulled to sleep by decadence and sinful habits Isaiah predicts a season when competent leaders will stumble by their policies into all out war that will bring much suffering to the city and the nation. In the midst of great chastisement however the promise to the righteous is that it will be well … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 9th, 2017 – Isaiah 2:  In that Day” – is Today that Day?

Morning Light – Isaiah 2 Today: [Isaiah 2] “In that Day” – is Today that Day? In chapter 2 of Isaiah the prophet describes a people who have idols in their heart in the midst of prosperity and peace in the land. Under the rule of Uzzah and Jotham there was relative peace and blessing in the southern kingdom. Rather than being thankful the people became decadent in their culture and while outwardly devout, secret groves and hidden pagan altars abounded even in Jerusalem itself. Isaiah declares that the day of the Lord would come and “in that day” the … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 7th, 2017  Isaiah 1:  Is Jerusalem Sodom and Gomorrah?

Morning Light – Isaiah 1 Today: [Isaiah 1] Is Jerusalem Sodom and Gomorrah? In this lesson we begin our study of the book of Isaiah. Isaiah was a young man from a privileged family when he began to prophesy during the reign of Uzziah. Though there was a time of relative calm and prosperity Isaiah sounds the alarm against the consequences of the idolatrous practices of the people. As we read the words of the Lord through Isaiah the question is would we be able to have a moment of clarity to look at ourselves with honesty to identify sin … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 5th, 2017 – Song of Solomon 8:   Bridegroom or Brother?

Morning Light – Song of Solomon 8 Today: [Song of Solomon 8] Bridegroom or Brother? In this final chapter of the book of Song of Solomon the bride longs to have the Bridegroom as her brother. Her thought is, if the Bridegroom were her brother she could kiss him publicly without shame. In fact Jesus is our brother and we are the little sister spoken of in the chapter. In describing the little sister it speaks of the church in its immaturity as a girl who has undeveloped breasts. The breasts speak of the word of God in our lives … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 4th, 2017 – Song of Solomon 7:  A Bride Most Lovely

Morning Light Song of Solomon 7 Today: [Song of Solomon 7] A Bride Most Lovely. In Song of Solomon seven we find the Bridegroom extoling the bride in words and descriptions that can only make us blush. Nothing of her loveliness escapes the Bridegroom’s notice and He delights in verbalizing to her how captivated He is with her loveliness. Chapter seven probably more than other passing in this book provoke many theologians and churchmen to reject it as inappropriate for the canon of scripture. However when you look past the surface you will see the Bridegroom is describing the church … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – January 3rd, 2017 – Song of Solomon 6:  He Feeds Among the Lilies

Morning Light – Song of Solomon 6 Today: [Song of Solomon 6] He Feeds Among the Lilies. In this chapter we find the daughters of Jerusalem interrogating the bride as to where the Bridegroom might be found. The Bridegroom is Jesus and you are in your soul the bride of Christ. There will be people, even other believers who will demand of you an accounting for the hope that is within you. Your answer must not be a natural defense but a spiritual declaration that you are who you are in service to God because Jesus the bridegroom is within … (click link or title to continue)