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God’s Story- Messiah (Isaiah 56:1, Isaiah 56:6-8, Luke 7:18-23)

Pastor Jeff Kunsman, August 20, 2017
Part of the God’s Story series, preached at a Summer Worship service

Aug. 20, 2017

Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Luke 7:18-23

God’s Story- Messiah

John the Baptist was in prison, and he sent his disciples to ask Jesus if he was really the one they’ve been expecting. Jesus heals many people from diseases, distress and evil spirits, and then tells John’s disciples to go tell him what they have just seen. Jesus’ example is his answer.

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Isaiah 56:1

56:1 Thus says the Lord:
“Keep justice, and do righteousness,
for soon my salvation will come,
and my deliverance be revealed. (ESV)

Isaiah 56:6-8

“And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,
to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord,
and to be his servants,
everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it,
and holds fast my covenant—
these I will bring to my holy mountain,
and make them joyful in my house of prayer;
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
will be accepted on my altar;
for my house shall be called a house of prayer
for all peoples.”
The Lord God,
who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares,
“I will gather yet others to him
besides those already gathered.” (ESV)

Luke 7:18-23

18 The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’” 21 In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. 22 And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. 23 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” (ESV)

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