The Promise of Pardon (Isaiah 1:10-20)

Isaiah - sermon series at Elmira Christian Center

To worship God is to give him all honor and glory for who he is and what he has done. Yet this worship must be offered rightly, since God alone defines what worship is acceptable to him. Today, however, many understand worship to be nothing more than performance based on emotion. Worship is simply the songs we sing, the feelings we feel, or the offerings we give. But such worship can be worthless and repulsive to God—even if we’re going through the right motions and emotions—if it’s divorced from joyful obedience. In this sermon, Pastor Matt teaches that true worship is only possible for those repent and believe the promises of God. The grace of God, and the promise of pardon offered to us through faith in Jesus Christ, stands at the very heart of worship.