Levi Durfey—LDM-23-Isaiah 6.8-SERMON-20200712FBCAM-SERMON
1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. 2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: The whole earth is full of his glory. 4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. 6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: 7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. (Isaiah 6:1–8)
Becoming a Christian is a matter of recognizing that you are a sinner—that you have unclean lips…and an unclean mind, heart, and body!
Then you need to receive the forgiveness—the cleansing—that God offers us in Jesus Christ. With Isaiah, the Lord sent a seraphim to touch his lips with a live coal.
For us, Jesus Christ has died for our sins on the cross. What we must do is trust in Jesus’s sacrifice to cleanse us. The Bible says, “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).
If you have received Christ, you are clean and forgiven. You are a Christian—now what? You start reading the Bible, praying, and developing your relationship with the Lord. You go to church to worship with other Christians.
But you start to wonder, “Is this all there is?” Is there any more to the Christian life?
There seem to be three types of Christians. 1) There are those who have found the answer to that question, like me, who have found what God has called us to.
2) There are those who are seeking the answer to that question but seem unable to find what God has called them to.
3) There are those who don’t care and just want to do as little as possible for the Lord. It’s the last two types of Christians I want to speak to in this message.
Here’s our main question: what do you think God has called you to do? To ponder that call, let’s look at the call of Isaiah. In Isaiah 6, we see Isaiah’s vision of God in His throne room.
But then in verse 8, there’s God’s call to Isaiah. Let’s unpack this call. First, we see…