The Hope of New Creation
Passage: Isaiah 65:1-19, Isaiah 65:25, Isaiah 66:1-2
Memory Verse for the Week: Isaiah 65:17-18 (ESV)
“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness."
Intro: Jesus’ leadership on how we pray was tied to this promise…
WHAT’S REALLY WRONG HERE?
To start, why is such a promise necessary?
THE EXALTED ONE COMES DOWN
How can those who have no place gain a place that cannot be lost?
HIS GUARANTEES TO COMPLETE HIS WORK
What can possibly be so good that it can overturn our worst nightmares?
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US ...
1. Picture in your mind what Isaiah describes as the final restoration of every wrong. Worship the LORD for His eternal glory and holiness. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit that only He can right every wrong.
2. How have you lived as if God is irrelevant or detached from this world, your needs, your loved ones, or anything? Confess your pride and unbelief to Jesus agreeing with Him that to think this way is foolish and insulting to Him.
3. Give thanks to Jesus that He is the Infinite God who came near to save sinners like us! Praise Him for how He was faithful when the Father sent Him, and that He gave up His place with the Father so that we could gain it.
4. Who do you know that does not trust that with the Lord there is real healing? Ask Jesus to send someone that has experienced His grace to proclaim His glory to them (and it probably means you) to help them.
5. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you insight into how Jesus has defeated death and brought life and immortality to light. Pray for a sense of hope that He surely is going to restore all things and to live accordingly.
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