First things first – The business of repentance
Isaiah 59-61/John 9-10

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59:1-2 Listen! The LORD is not too weak to save you, and he is not becoming deaf. He can hear you when you call. But there is a problem – your sins have cut you off from God. Because of your sin, he has turned away and will not listen anymore


10:27-30 “My sheep recognize my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. So no one can take them from me. The Father and I are one.”

OT Flash Points

Is God growing deaf?
Your sins have cut you off from Him
The Redeemer will come back for those who have repented
The redeemed, re-made Israel
The jewel of the whole world
The Messiah’s proclamation – Luke 4:18-19

NT Flash Points

This I know, I was blind but now I see!
I am the Gate & the Shepherd
No one can take my sheep


The Holy Spirit brings me into union with Jesus
Not for healing, saving, etc
Those are not limitless
But for the remission of sin
That is limitless
The Lamb who takes away the sin of the world

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