Steve Berry concludes the series in Isaiah

Isaiah 65 “The Gospel of Isaiah”


Sermon Bible Passage

New Heavens and a New Earth

“See, I will create     new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered,     nor will they come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever     in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight     and its people a joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem     and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying     will be heard in it no more.

“Never again will there be in it     an infant who lives but a few days,     or an old man who does not live out his years; the one who dies at a hundred     will be thought a mere child; the one who fails to reach a hundred     will be considered accursed. They will build houses and dwell in them;     they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. No longer will they build houses and others live in them,     or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree,     so will be the days of my people; my chosen ones will long enjoy     the work of their hands. They will not labor in vain,     nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the Lord,     they and their descendants with them. Before they call I will answer;     while they are still speaking I will hear. The wolf and the lamb will feed together,     and the lion will eat straw like the ox,     and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will neither harm nor destroy     on all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.

Isaiah 65:17-25 NIV

Judgment and Hope

This is what the Lord says:

“Heaven is my throne,     and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me?     Where will my resting place be? Has not my hand made all these things,     and so they came into being?” declares the Lord.

Isaiah 66:1-2 NIV