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Oct 06, 2019


Passage: Isaiah 49:1-16

Speaker: Brian Land

Series: Isaiah

Category: Grace Brevard

Even when it feels like God has forgotten and even forsaken us, the truth is that, from the very beginning God has planned and put into action His Son Jesus, the Great Rescuing Servant, to bring us out of slavery and into His glorious Home because of his incomprehensible power, compassion and care. Being rescued and set free, we are now empowered to go out to others who are in despair to call them to the Light.

Order of worship

CALL TO WORSHIP: Psalm 42:8-11

READING: 2 Corinthians 6:2 & John 1:12-13  


  • Forever 
  • Who you say I am  
  • Rescue
  • Rock of Ages 

PRAYER: Victory (The Valley of Vision)                    

LEADER: O Divine Redeemer, Great is Thy goodness.

ALL: in undertaking our redemption.

LEADER: Great is Thy wisdom,

ALL: in devising this eternal means of salvation.

LEADER: Great is Thy love,

ALL: in manifesting and fulfilling this great work.

LEADER: And great is Thy sovereign grace,

ALL: in giving the Spirit as Comforter, Teacher, and Transforming Power.

LEADER: Bathe our souls in the rich consolations of life in You.

ALL:  And lead us to love and serve one another by the power Your Spirit.


MESSAGE: Unforgettable

CENTRAL TEXT: Isaiah 49:1-16

IllUSTRATION: Bruce Almighty

RESPONSE: ADMISSION Of FAITH: (The Book of Common Order)

ALL: We believe in God; who has created and is creating.

Who has come to us in Jesus Christ. To reconcile and make new.

Who works in us and others by his Spirit.

We trust him. He calls us to be his Church. 

To celebrate his presence. To love and serve others. 

To seek justice and resist evil. To proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen.

Our judge and our hope. In life, in death, in life beyond death. 

God is with us.We are not alone. 

Thanks be to God. Amen.  

BENEDICTION: Revelation 7:16-17


  • Mark 10:45  
  • Luke 13:34
  • John 7:38
  • Acts 2:22-23
  • Galatians 4:3-5
  • Hebrews 1:1-4 
  • Hebrews 4:11-13
  • Revelation 1:16
  • Revelation 2:4
  • Genesis 22:18
  • Psalm 67
  • Psalm 87
  • Song of Solomon 8:6
  • Isaiah 43:5-6
  • Zephaniah 3:17
  • John 4:1-15, 7:38
  • John 5:9, 30; 8:28
  • John 10:16
  • Acts 13:47
  • 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 7:22-24
  • 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
  • Philippians 2:1-11


10.06.19 Album


  1. How have you felt forgotten by others? What is that like?
  2. How is being forsaken even worse (like what Judas did)?
  3. Why do we often accuse God of forgetting and forsaking (49:14)?
  4. How is reality the exact opposite...WE are the ones that have forgotten and forsaken GOD?
    1. (Revelation 2:4: But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first.)
    2. The Solution God planned from the beginning gets revealed in stunning accuracy in 49:1-12. This is called The Servant Song and is JESUS talking through Isaiah about who he was (will be) and what he will do.
  5. Notice some of these prophecies:
    1. “from the womb” - Jesus was fully human and fully God
    2. “he named my name” (Luke 1:31...”call him Jesus”)
    3. “mouth like a sharp sword” (Rev. 1:16)
    4. Like in 49:4, Jesus felt like his labor might be in vain, but trusted that the Father would make it fruitful (“not  my will but yours be done”)
    5. See how 49:7 parallels Philippians 2:1-11
  6. There are two main responses to His rescue:
    1. How do we do that?
    1. 49:8 - Joining him in His global rescue-operation.
    2. 49:13 - Praising Him for what He has done.
  7. How is it that the level of our thankful praise is equal to how much we realize the extent of our rescue, and the glory of our rescuer?
  8. How does this passage show a more “maternal” side of God; his compassion and tender care for his children. How does that feel to you? How does it complement God’s more “paternal” side?
  9. How does being told that the Lord has unforgettable compassion for you sync with your heart? That he has “engraved you on the palms of my hands”?


  • “You will give the people of Earth an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun, Kal. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders.” - Jor-El to his son (Man of Steel)
  • “A Christian man is the most free lord of all, and subject to none; a Christian man is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to every one.” - Martin Luther
  • “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” - Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
  • “For the reporters on the Times, those who tell me that “I am my own” are on the side of the angels, while those who cast doubt on that proposition are to be cast into outer darkness where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth.” - Alan Jacobs
  • “And none will hear the postman’s knock; without a quickening of the heart. For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?”― W.H. Auden
  • “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” - Mother Teresa
  • “ A human being cannot grasp something as a fact if it in any way undermines their identity” - USA Today (4/20/17) 



Can a Mother Forget by Timothy J. Keller

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Our New Identity by Jeff Vanderstelt

John 1:12-13

A Precious Drop of Honey by Charles H. Spurgeon

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The Calling of the Servant by Sinclair Ferguson

Isaiah 49:1-7