Oasis – Week 1 (03/07/2021)

Oasis – Week 1 (03/07/2021)

March 12, 2021


SING, O childless woman, you who have never given birth! BREAK INTO LOUD AND JOYFUL SONG, O Jerusalem, you who have never been in labor. For the desolate woman now has more children than the woman who lives with her husband,” says the Lord. (Isaiah 54:1 NLT)

  • Theologically, this passage is referring to this barren woman as the nation of Israel.
  • Historically, it’s referring to the land after its destruction when the King of Babylon invaded, destroyed everything, and took them into captivity.
  • It meant shame, disgrace and humiliation.

But from this place of shame, disgrace and humiliation, God commanded on thing: WORSHIP


  • The very first command here from God here is to worship!

SHOUT WITH JOY to the Lord, all the earth! WORSHIP the Lord with gladness. Come before him, SINGING WITH JOY. Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. (Psalm 100:1-4)

  • Worship allows you to be refreshed by Him – The Oasis
  • Now because you are refreshed in Him, you can in turn refresh others!
  • The oasis in you makes you an oasis to others

“The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” (Proverbs 11:25 NLT)

  • The whole concept of an oasis is not for the oasis itself. It is about others.

TRANSITION: That’s why we have Isaiah 54 verses 2 and 3.

ENLARGE your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! For you will soon be bursting at the seams. Your descendants will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities. (Isaiah 54:2-3 NLT)

  • He challenges to worship, but He does not want to stop there.
  • The challenge beyond worship is to enlarge.
  • An oasis is all about others being refreshed. An oasis is all about legacy. An oasis is all about the next generation.

To Enlarge we MUST do 2 things:

  1. Make Room For The New

“Behold, I am doing A NEW THING; now it SPRINGS FORTH, do you not perceive it? (Is 43:19)

You cannot be an oasis until you make room for the new

  1. Your Faith Must Be Stretched

“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being TESTED AS FIRE TESTS and purifies gold (1Peter 1:7 NLT)

You cannot be an oasis until your faith is stretched


What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through this message?





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