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DAILY READINGS

Scriptures to be read before the sermon on Sunday, August 16:

Monday: I Corinthians 1

Tuesday: I Corinthians 2-3

Wednesday: I Corinthians 4-5

Thursday: I Corinthians 6

Friday: I Corinthians 7

Saturday: I Corinthians 8-9

EDITORIAL:

New Fall Bible Class and Sermon Series Begins Sunday, August 30

II & III Isaiah (Isaiah 40-66)

If you were asked which books of the Bible have been most influential to you, what would your answer be? If Jesus and the Apostles were asked the very same question, the book of Isaiah would have been at the top of their lists.

In the New Testament, there are over 600 quotes, allusions, paraphrases and other references from the book of Isaiah – making it the most referenced work in the entire New Testament. Jesus himself begins his ministry by quoting from Isaiah. So many other aspects of Jesus’ life are associated by the New Testament writers with the book of Isaiah – his birth, baptism, healing miracles, parables, prayer, preaching, offering

of forgiveness, salvation, passion and resurrection. It is clear both Jesus and his disciples used the book of Isaiah to help them carry out their mission. One commentator has even referred to Isaiah as their “playbook.”

Join us Sunday as we also have the privilege of studying this incredible book of the Bible which has not only produced “Isaiah-shaped” lives in the past but still offers that invitation to us as well.

John Harp

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