[17] Prophets & Promises
Steve McKenzie

Series: Story of God
Scripture: The Prophets

Preacher: Steve McKenzie (Lead Pastor)

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Sermon Summary: Prophets & Promises

Sermon in a Sentence:

Through the prophets, God speaks to our deep, felt needs for transformation and connection with Him.

Key Points:

1.Jeremiah: A New Song

• Context: Israel’s idolatry, social injustice, and false religious security.

• Promises:

• New Covenant written on our hearts (Jeremiah 31:31).

• Internal transformation instead of external rules (Jeremiah 31:33).

• Forgiveness and a fresh start (Jeremiah 31:34).

2.Ezekiel: A New Rhythm

• Context: Exile in Babylon and the feeling of abandonment by God.

• Promises:

• Restoration and return from exile (Ezekiel 36:24).

• Cleansing from impurities and idolatry (Ezekiel 36:25).

• A new heart and spirit (Ezekiel 36:26).

• Empowerment by God’s Spirit to follow His ways (Ezekiel 36:27).

3. Isaiah: A New Dance Partner

• Context: The prophecy of the Suffering Servant (Isaiah 53).

• Promises:

• Jesus bears our shame and sin (Isaiah 53:5).

• Through His suffering, we receive justification and intercession (Isaiah 53:11-12).


• Embrace the internal transformation promised by God, allowing His Word to be written on your heart.

• Trust in God’s promise of a new heart and spirit, knowing that He equips us to follow His ways.

• Find hope and assurance in Jesus, the Suffering Servant, who takes our place and grants us a new identity.


Like John Newton, who found grace and transformation in Christ, we too can experience the profound change and connection with God. Let us learn to dance in the fields of His grace, singing the new song of redemption and hope.