02-10-2019 Sermon - Forgiveness And Cleansing from the Altar

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The Prophet Isaiah had an encounter with the Holy One of Israel that was terrifying. He knew he was a dead man in the presence of such otherworldly holiness, for as he confessed "I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people with unclean lips." And the great prophet was right. He was a goner, except for the fact that the Lord offered him the most unusual method for taking away Isaiah's guilt and atoning for his sin. Isaiah cleansed would be able to serve the Lord, and cleansed we too can serve our Lord Jesus Christ.