Isaiah 7: Two Kings

“Two Kings” is a sermon I preached at Preakness Valley United Reformed Church in Wayne, NJ, on July 31, 2011. The text is Isaiah 7.

Here is the MP3 audio (29:33, 27.7 MB), and an excerpt:

Ahaz is a type of Adam: he receives a direct word from God with a promise, but he does not trust God, and is then overwhelmed by the consequences of his sin.  Hezekiah is a type of Christ: he calls on God in time of trouble, receives a direct word from God with a promise, and then his enemies are overwhelmed.

Likewise, Isaiah’s sons are types of Christ.  Remember Isaiah’s older son from 7:3, named “She’ar Yashuv”?  This means, “A remnant will return.”  Built into God’s promise of judgment was a promise of forgiveness and restoration that would ultimately come through God’s own son, Jesus.  Isaiah’s second son, Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz, is also a type of Christ, whose birth is a sign from God.

You may also be interested in my previous sermons on Isaiah 5 and Isaiah 6.


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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