Isaiah is a book that unveils the full dimensions of God’s judgment and salvation. God is “the Holy One of Israel” (see 1:4; 6:1 and notes) who must punish his rebellious people (1:2) but will afterward redeem them (41:14,16). Israel is a nation blind and deaf (6:9–10; 42:7), a vineyard that will be trampled (5:1–7), a people devoid of justice or righteousness (5:7; 10:1–2). The awful judgment that will be unleashed upon Israel and all the nations that defy God is called “the day of the Lord.”
The Blessing of Flat Tires
When I imagine a good start to a new workweek, I picture coffee and an interesting interview on my favorite radio show for the drive to work, not lying under my car, in dress clothes, trying to change a flat tire in temperatures hovering around ten below zero, even before the wind-chill is factored in.
Little did I know, when I heard that horrible grinding noise of deflated rubber and steel rim against the highway pavement, I would soon look at this as a blessing ...
Jose Alonzo, Hendersonville, NC
We know many Hispanics live in North Carolina now, as high as 800,000 or more. Jose Alonzo has lived here many years. When God called him to minister, he started classes at Fruitland Baptist Bible College. He graduated in June last year. Our convention trained him in church planting, and he started a new Spanish-speaking church in Hendersonville. Our church's support through the Cooperative Program has helped equip him for ministry and outreach in several ways.
What Inspires you? Join us for the 1st IF Gathering of 2015! We look forward to a great night of fellowship, discussion and challenge for the new year. God is at work and we get to be a small part of his movement!
Children's Ministry Center
The Children's Ministry Center will house NorthSide's Awana Ministry for children on Wednesday nights as well as serve as a fellowship building for the church. In addition to the multi-purpose/fellowship room with the Awana recreation pattern etched into the floor, the building will provide a nicely equipped kitchen and additional restroom facilities.
Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program to help people overcome their hurts, hang-ups and habits. Founded in 1991, Celebrate Recovery is a faith based program that, through Jesus Christ, brings real healing to those struggling by changing their hearts and not just their minds.