Wrestling with Truth — June 24, 2012 — Come

Taughannock Falls, New York

Today, in the Wrestling with Truth Adult Bible Fellowship, we addressed the great passage of evangelistic invitation from Isaiah 55.

(Isa 55:1-2 NIV)  “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. {2} Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.

  • What is being sold?
  • Who is selling it?
  • How can it be available to all?
  • How can it be free?
  • What does the water represent?

We also mentioned other great “water” passages such as:

  • Ezekiel 47:1-12–The river from the temple
  • Revelation 22:1-2; 22:17–The river of life
  • John 4:1-26–Jesus talks with a Samaritan woman
  • John 7:37-38–Jesus teaches at the feast

My mother used to preach a sermon entitled SO HO NO GO LO which included the invitation from Isaiah 55.  Its main points were:

  • John 3:16, “For God SO loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him, should not perish but have eternal life.”
  • Isaiah 55:1, “HO, every one who thirsts, come to the waters and drink.”
  • Romans 8:1, “There is therefore now NO condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.”
  • Mark 16:15: “GO into all the world and preach the gospel.”
  • Matthew 28:20, “And LO, I am with you always to the end of the age.


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