This Sunday at Hillsdale

“A Prophetic Portrait of a Rebellious Nation”

New Sermon Series: A Study of Isaiah

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I am beginning a new series in the Book of Isaiah this Sunday morning, and my soul has been stirred afresh! Isaiah was, in my opinion, the greatest prophet and evangelist of the Old Testament. He was a man called of God to preach to a dying nation and a backslidden people.

In human terms, Isaiah was a failure. His preaching and evangelistic zeal showed little evidence of outward fruit. However, he is quoted over 400 times in the New Testament, reminding us that the men God calls and appoints to service are not judged by outward successes, but by their faithfulness. Judged by his faithful, consistent declaration of God’s Word, Isaiah was a success. He preached with a passion and eloquence like no other prophet in the Old Testament.

Why study an Old Testament book that was written some 2700 years ago? I believe you will find the answer to that question as you read Isaiah. The condition of Judah as a nation, as well as the spiritual indifference of God’s people, is not unlike our own nation. The United States is desperate for a clarion call from preachers who will confront the sins of our nation and rightly divide the Word of Truth.

With love and the heart of a shepherd,

Pastor Travis D. Smith

Senior Pastor

pastorsmith@hillsdalebaptist.org

www.HeartofAShepherd.com