How does one just fix racism in America? America thought it fixed the system in 1863 with the Emancipation Proclamation but we still had legalized segregation with the Jim Crow laws. Then, in 1954, America took another step forward with Brown versus the Board of Education, and next the Civil Rights Act of 1968. However, these laws began the fully legal process of forming ghettos for African-Americans in the inner cities. This history is rich and evolving, but in the wake of the recent Philando Castile and Alton Sterling shootings, many of my white friends are asking, “What can we do to bring about true racial reconciliation in our country?”
As we conclude preaching through the book of Isaiah, I wanted to post the end of my manuscript this week. It is a birds eye view of the whole book. Nearly every week I’ve called us to get up close to Isaiah to see what he see’s—to understand why he is saying what he’s saying, or what action he’s calling the people to. So I want to summarize with five passions that Isaiah makes us aware of throughout this book.
- Isaiah Makes Us Aware of God & His Glory
- Isaiah Makes Us Aware of Our Sin & Idols
- Isaiah Makes Us Aware of God’s Grace & Renewal
- Isaiah Makes Us Aware of Jesus Christ the Servant
- Isaiah Makes Us Aware of Hope For All Nations
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