Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2017-01-11 ILC Chapel — Responding to Bad News

2017 Chapels -
Responding to Bad News


Date : 2017-01-11
Speaker : Sam Rodebaugh

Isaiah 63:2–7 (Listen)

  Why is your apparel red,
    and your garments like his who treads in the winepress?

  “I have trodden the winepress alone,
    and from the peoples no one was with me;
  I trod them in my anger
    and trampled them in my wrath;
  their lifeblood1 spattered on my garments,
    and stained all my apparel.
  For the day of vengeance was in my heart,
    and my year of redemption2 had come.
  I looked, but there was no one to help;
    I was appalled, but there was no one to uphold;
  so my own arm brought me salvation,
    and my wrath upheld me.
  I trampled down the peoples in my anger;
    I made them drunk in my wrath,
    and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.”

The Lord‘s Mercy Remembered

  I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD,
    the praises of the LORD,
  according to all that the LORD has granted us,
    and the great goodness to the house of Israel
  that he has granted them according to his compassion,
    according to the abundance of his steadfast love.


[1] 63:3 Or their juice; also verse 6

[2] 63:4 Or the year of my redeemed


Hymn: TLH 716, st. 1-4 :
Now Greet the Swiftly Changing Year