Isaiah

July 2020

Repent~ Isaiah 1: 21-31

By | July 26th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley July 26, 2020 Most prophets were fire and brimstone preachers. Isaiah was a prophet in the 7 century CE. The Black Lives Matter movement might be considered the 21st century's prophet. Today, we are doing a remix of Isaiah's message. We speak to America today. Some have forsaken our values ...

February 2020

What Kind of Nation Are We? ~ Isaiah 58: 1-2, 9-12

By | February 9th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley February 9, 2020 Recent events in our nation require us to ask what kind of nation are we. We are looking at what happened at the National Prayer Breakfast. Prayer is important. We need to be clear about the purposes and practice of prayer in our country.  One does not accuse someone ...

December 2019

Christmas Eve Meditation~ 2019

By | December 24th, 2019|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 24 2019 On this holy night, we reflect on a child's birth. We seek the world envisioned by Isaiah. A world governed by justice and righteousness. This world must be accomplished in the real world by real people. Into a world filled with corruption and greed, a child is ...

July 2019

March 2019

Hello, Can You Hear Me?~ Isaiah 58: 1-12

By | March 31st, 2019|sermons|

Given By Youth Minister Anna Runion March 31, 2019 Our Youth Minister, Anna, is contemplating the changes that will occur in her and her husband's life as they raise their first child. In addition, what will the world be like in the unknowable forever? What will the world be like for this child? During the ...

Is God A Socialist?~ Isaiah 55 1-3, 6-9

By | March 24th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley March 24, 2019 The topic today speaks to what is a democratic socialist. Many today are trying to make others choose between declaring they are either a capitalistic (with us) or a socialist( against us). If you are a socialist, you must subscribe to all the failed experiments with Socialism. ...

July 2018

Profane Lips and Sacred Tears~ Isaiah 6: 1-8

By | July 22nd, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev. Dennis Alger on July 15 2018 The inspiration for today's sermon comes from Isaiah's call to prophecy. The duty of a prophet is to tell the truth in times where the truth may not be apparent and give hope when society is in despair. We can relate to this today.  There are ...

May 2018

God is Calling ~ Isaiah 6: 1-8

By | May 28th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev Madison Shockley on May 27 2018 Today's reading is one of the call narratives. Isaiah has am amazing vision of God. When God asks who will go out and do God's work, Isaiah tells God to send him.  While experiencing this vision, Isaiah feels the full weight of his humanity. He knows ...

February 2018

Has God Forgotten Us~Isaiah 40: 27-31

By | February 4th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley February 4, 2018 February is Black History Month. This is our inspiration for today's sermon. Few have a stronger case to ask if God has forgotten them than those of African descent. In America, slavery began in  1619. It continued for almost 250 years before being abolished. During this period, ...

December 2017

Joy Is In The Forecast~Isaiah 61: 1- 4

By | December 17th, 2017|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley December 17, 2017 Rejoice! Our long period of suffering is over! Our punishment is over! This is the good news from our reading today. The spirit of the Lord was upon the prophet Isaiah. He brought a message of hope to the people of Israel. The oppressed will be relieved, ...

A Message for Hard Times-Isaiah 40: 1-6

By | December 10th, 2017|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley December 10, 2017 at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad CA pilgrimucc.org Hard times have come to everyone at some point in their lives. Everyone can relate. In today's reading, Isaiah offers the Israelites  comfort during their suffering . They have paid double for their sins. God had been upset that Israel ...