This article contains an exposition of the call of Isaiah in Isaiah 6.
Is the birth of Jesus from a virgin an invention of Matthew (Matthew 1:23) as part of a desire to fulfil the words of Isaiah 7:14? This article examines the interpretation of Isaiah 7:14 in pre-Christian times and how Matthew cited prophetic texts. It also reflects on the influence of the early tradition of Jesus’ descent from David upon Matthew's reference to a virginal conception.
"Scapegoat" is a word so rich with meaning when understood from the biblical context. It speak about how God deals with our sins. It speaks about God’s forgiveness and encourages us to a life of confession. Most of all it speaks about Christ, the scapegoat. This article brings all this meaning from Leviticus 16 and Isaiah 53:6b.
Evangelism and mission work are not easy to do. Often people reject you and do not come to faith. How can one get the courage to share the gospel? This meditation encourages us to start with God's promise as given in Isaiah 54:2. When we realize that God gave the promise for church growth, we are encouraged to expect it from him, and labour with hope.
Applying Isaiah 46:3-4, this article shows how God can be of great joy and comfort to the aged Christian.
From Isaiah 42:3 this article shows that already in the Old Testament Christ's ministry was characterized by grace as he came to bind and restore.
Looking at Isaiah 7, this article shows how Isaiah prophesied about the birth of Christ.
This article shows how the theme of the suffering servant in Isaiah is fulfilled in Christ. In this way Christ fulfilled what Israel failed to fulfill.