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Fake Worship and Vulnerable People

Mission and Equipping Pastor, Rodney Howell, walks through Isaiah 1 and how some aspects of God’s will for us are crystal clear in the Bible. The first chapter of Isaiah shows us what God desires all of His people to stop doing, start doing, and consider in light of what He has already done.

Sermon Notes

Isaiah 1:1-18

Isaiah 1

1. Stop this

2. Do this

3. Consider this

Isaiah 1:1-4 (NIV)

Isaiah 1:10-15

Isaiah 1:16-17

Four Groups of Vulnerable People

1. Poor and Oppressed

2. Orphans (“Fatherless”)

3. Widows

4. Sojourners / Foreigners

Deuteronomy 10:18

Psalm 146:9

Ezekiel 16:49

Exodus 22:22-24

Proverbs 23:10-11

Psalm 68:5

Children in Foster Care

16,049 in Texas; 773 in Tarrant County

(April 2016)

400,129 in the U.S.; 107,918 waiting to be adopted

(September 2014)

Isaiah 1:

1. Stop this: Fake worship

2. Do this: Care for the vulnerable

3. Consider this: God’s gracious offer

Isaiah 1:18

Ephesians 1:5

John 1:12