Andrew Fountain - The God Who Carries Us

“Even when you are old, I will take care of you,
  even when you have grey hair, I will carry you.
I made you and I will support you;
  I will carry you and rescue you.”
(Is 46:3–4)

  • It’s time to start giving over your burdens to God!

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Sermon Outline - The God who Carries us

SRI LANKA DESTROYS ENGLAND

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DISASTER

DISASTER

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Rout of Africa

Rout of Africa

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Isaiah

BEL BOWS DOWN!

NEBO STOOPS!

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Outline

  1. Understand the shock headline in Isaih 46
  2. Go through Isaiah 46
  3. Take in what it means for us

Goal: That each of us would truly take in the deep encourgement in this chapter.

Nebo

Nebo

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Bel (Marduk)

Bel (Marduk)

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Isaiah 46

  1. Bel kneels down,
    Nebo bends low.
    Their images weigh down animals and beasts.
    Your heavy images are burdensome to tired animals.
  2. Together they bend low and kneel down;
    they are unable to rescue the images;
    they themselves head off into captivity.

Walls of Babylon

Walls of Babylon

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Donkey

Donkey

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Isaiah 46

”Isaiah 46”

  1. Bel kneels down,
    Nebo bends low.
    Their images weigh down animals and beasts.
    Your heavy images are burdensome to tired animals.
  2. Together they bend low and kneel down;
    they are unable to rescue the images;
    they themselves head off into captivity.

  1. “Listen to me, O family of Jacob,
    all you who are left from the family of Israel,
    you who have been carried from birth,
    you who have been supported from the time you left the womb.
  2. Even when you are old, I will take care of you,
    even when you have gray hair, I will carry you.
    I made you and I will support you;
    I will carry you and rescue you.

  1. To whom can you compare and liken me?
    Tell me whom you think I resemble, so we can be compared!
  2. Those who empty out gold from a purse
    and weigh out silver on the scale
    hire a metalsmith, who makes it into a god.
    They then bow down and worship it.
  3. They put it on their shoulder and carry it;
    they put it in its place and it just stands there;
    it does not move from its place.
    Even when someone cries out to it, it does not reply;
    it does not deliver him from his distress.

  1. Remember this, so you can be brave!
    Think about it, you rebels!
  2. Remember what I accomplished in antiquity!
    Truly I am God, I have no peer;
    I am God, and there is none like me,
  3. who announces the end from the beginning
    and reveals beforehand what has not yet occurred,
    who says, ‘My plan will be realized,
    I will accomplish what I desire,’
  4. who summons an eagle from the east,
    from a distant land, one who carries out my plan.
    Yes, I have decreed,
    yes, I will bring it to pass;
    I have formulated a plan,
    yes, I will carry it out.

  1. Listen to me, you stubborn people,
    you who distance yourself from doing what is right.
  2. I am bringing my deliverance near, it is not far away;
    I am bringing my salvation near, it does not wait.
    I will save Zion;
    I will adorn Israel with my splendor.”

based on NET Bible


Outline

  1. Understand the shock headline
  2. Go through Isaiah 46
  3. Take in what it means for us

Goal: That each of us would truly take in the deep encourgement in this chapter.

Message

  • These gods had to be carried
  • But God will carry his people
  • We have burdens that we carry
  • But God says he will carry us

The God who Carries us

The God who Carries us

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Isaiah 43:1–5

”Isaiah 43:1–5”

  1. Now, this is what the LORD says,
    the one who created you, O Jacob,
    and formed you, O Israel:
    “Don’t be afraid, for I will protect you.
    I call you by name, you are mine.
  2. When you pass through the waters, I am with you;
    when you pass through the streams, they will not overwhelm you.
    When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
    the flames will not harm you.
  3. For I am the LORD your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your deliverer.
    I have handed over Egypt as a ransom price,
    Ethiopia and Seba in place of you.
  4. Since you are precious and special in my sight,
    and I love you…
  5. Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.

based on NET Bible


Message

  • These gods had to be carried
  • But God will carry his people
  • We have burdens that we carry
  • But God says he will carry us
  • End by standing and reading together:
    • Feel them as God speaking to you.

Isaiah 46

  1. “Listen to me…
    you who have been carried from birth,
    you who have been supported from the time you left the womb.
  2. Even when you are old, I will take care of you,
    even when you have grey hair, I will carry you.
    I made you and I will support you;
    I will carry you and rescue you.

Updated on 2019-03-03 by Andrew Fountain