The Outcasts of Israel
Mr. Ian Potts
The Lord’s Day – 01/17/2010
52 min | Isaiah 11:12; Psalm 147:2
Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. 11 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. 13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
Psalm 147:1 Praise ye the LORD: for [it is] good to sing praises unto our God; for [it is] pleasant; [and] praise is comely. 2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. 3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. 4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by [their] names. 5
Comment: In this sermon, Mr. Ian Potts distinguishes the vain, frivolous, temporary, and deceitful nature of the wide and broad way that leads to destruction from the straight and narrow Way which leads to the peace, love, safety, comfort, and life that can only be found in Christ Jesus our Lord. This sermon is plain, straightforward and clear — no bells and whistles, but it delivers a most needful message and asks most needful questions. If ones heart is made pliable by the effectual working of the Spirit of God, I trust that this sermon will prick it and drive home the need for Christ and the need for our attentions and affections to be turned away from self, sin, and the world, and turned towards Him with a single, focused eye. This is true, and I mean true, experimental preaching; it is yet another blessed sermon from Mr. Potts (the world of the elect needs more of it).
Listen: The Outcasts of Israel