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    An Invitation from God

    Isaiah 55:1-13

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    1. The Invitation:

    (v.1a)

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    The Universal Invitationto the

    Grace of God!

    Isa.55:1a - Come,

    all you [everyone]who are thirsty,

    come to thewaters

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    Jesus is the GRACE OF GOD!

    John 7:37b - Ifanyone is thirsty, lethim come to me anddrink.

    John 4:14butwhoever drinks thewater I give him will

    never thirst. Indeed thewater I give him willbecome in him aspring of water welling

    up to eternal life.

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    G R A C E

    GGods R Redemption

    A At

    CChrists E Expense

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    2.Why come tothe Invitation of

    God?

    (v.1b-5)

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    Because of what God GraciouslyOffers to us!

    Water (v.1a) refers to the Holy Spirit[Jn.7:37-39]

    Wine (v.1b) refers also to the HS[Eph.5:18]

    Milk (v.1b) refers to the Living Word of God

    [1 Pet.2:2,3]

    Bread (v.2a) refers to Jesus himself[Jn.6:32-35]

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    JESUS: The Grace of God!

    John 6:27Do notwork for food thatspoils, but for food

    that endures toeternal life, whichthe Son of Man willgive you. On him

    God the Father hasplaced his seal ofapproval.

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    3. What to seek

    from God?

    (v.6-11)

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    The URGENT of all Urgents !

    Now is the time tobe saved!

    [2 Cor.6:2]

    And tomorrow may

    be too late![Heb.9:27]

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    Isaiah 55:6

    Seek the Lord

    while he may be

    found; call on himwhile he is near.

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    Seeking God involves two things:

    Let the wicked (1)forsake his way andthe evil man his

    thoughts. Let him(2)turn to the Lord,and he will havemercy on him, and

    to our God, for hewill freely pardon.[v.7]

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    SEEK GOD!

    His Thoughts,

    His Ways,

    His Word!

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    A. Seek His Thoughts [v.8a,9b]

    Phil.4:8Finally, brothers, whatever istrue, whatever is noble, whatever is right,

    whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,whatever is admirable if anything isexcellent or praise-worthythink about

    such things.

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    B. Seek His Ways [v.8b,9a]

    Ps.25:4,5Show me your ways, O Lord,teach me your paths; guide me in your

    truth and teach me, for you are God mySavior, and my hope is in you all day long.

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    C. Seek His Word [v.11a]

    Ps.119:105 Your Word is a lamp to my

    feet and a light for my path.

    John 15:7If you remain in me and my

    words remain in you, ask whatever youwish, and it will given to you.

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    4. What do weget if we

    respond toGods invitation

    (v.12-13a)

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    1. A Life of JOY! [v.12a]

    1 Pet.1:8,9 Though youhave not seen him, youlove him; and even though

    you do not see him now,you believe in him and arefilled with an inexpressibleand glorious joy, for you

    are receiving the goal ofyour faith, the salvation ofyour souls.

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    2. A life of PEACE! [v.12b]

    Isa.54:10Though the mountains beshaken and the hills be removed, yet myunfailing love for you will not be shaken nor

    my covenant of peace be removed, says theLord, who has compassion on you.

    John 14:27Peace I leave with you; my

    peace I give you. I do not give you as theworld gives. Do not let your hearts betroubled and do not be afraid.

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    5. The Purposeof Gods

    Invitation!

    (v.13b)

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    Remember this:

    To God be the Glory!

    Jer.33:9Then this city will bring me

    renown, joy, praise and honorbefore allnations on earth that hear of all the goodthings I do for it; and they will be in aweand will tremble at the abundant prosperityand peace I provide for it.

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    Conclusion:

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    Come to Gods

    greatestinvitation!

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    Seek Gods

    Grace that

    can save yoursoul!

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    Only Jesus can

    give us true joyand peace!

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