Isaiah 6: Meeting a Holy God

“Meeting a Holy God” is a sermon I preached at Preakness Valley United Reformed Church in Wayne, NJ, on June 26, 2011. The text is Isaiah 6.

Here is the MP3 audio (32:56, 30.2MB), and an excerpt:

Isaiah cries out, “Woe is me!” Now, in the previous chapter, a poetic oracle, Isaiah said six times, “Woe to you,” condemning those who oppressed the poor, and disregarded the Law of God, and lived lives of debauchery.  The full revelation of YHWH’s holiness has made Isaiah realize—I am just as unclean as these people to whom I preach.  I am a sinner.  I am unfit to stand before a holy God.

You may also be interested in sermons on Isaiah 5 and Isaiah 7.


Audio and text: ©2011 by Benjamin D. Giffone. Reproduction and distribution are permitted, providing that the author is properly credited and that no fee is charged.

About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, transplanted to Pennsylvania...lived and taught in Eastern Europe for six years…Old Testament professor, ordained minister, occasional liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth.
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2 Responses to Isaiah 6: Meeting a Holy God

  1. Really enjoyed the sermon. This chapter has always been one of my favorites in Scripture.

    • thinkhardthinkwell says:

      Thanks, Thomas. I’ll be finishing the mini-series at PVURC on July 31: AM service will likely be from Hebrews, and PM will be Isaiah 7. Hmm, how should I deal with, “And the virgin will be with child”?

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