Let Us Reason Together

God is not impressed with empty religious ritual, but rather He seeks cleansed hearts that do good. In part 1 of Isaiah: Behold the Salvation of Immanuel, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Isaiah 1:1-20.

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Study Notes


The Sovereign LORD of the universe alone is due all worship and praise.  He is Immanuel – God with Us.  He has revealed His glory and majesty and is the Righteous Judge who warns from heaven.  Immanuel took the punishment for sin on Himself in order to bring peace and redemption.  He calls people to turn from sin and receive His mercy and grace.  He is the Eternal King who will rule in righteousness on a new earth forever and ever.

A Brief Introduction to Isaiah

Author: Isaiah

Date: About 700 BC

Recipients: God’s Covenant People

Purpose: To warn the people of God of judgment, call them back to faithfulness and assure them of God’s covenant mercy in spite of their unfaithfulness.

Understanding the Text

A Guilty Indictment (1:1-9)

A Call to Repent and Do Good (1:10-20)

Applying the Text

  • Do you need to repent?
  • Give thanks and rest in God’s mercy