The following sermon was preached by Rev. Calum I. Macleod at the Wednesday night prayer meeting 23th September 2009. The notion of sin is largely foreign to many churches today but if it is our attitude to ignore sin and rid the thought of it from the church then we know nothing of holiness. Isaiah saw The Lord in this great vision and he was overcome with a sense of his own sin; a man undone. This was Christ he saw in all his splendour and the coals from off the alter that touched his lips and purged away his sins spoke of His sacrifice at Calvary. This was Isaiah’s preparation for the ministry and we see here that attitude of a man who loathes his sin but who has found the forgiveness of God; Here am I, send me!…His desire is to serve The Lord of Glory. What is our attitude to sin? Have you, with the eye of faith, seen the King, the LORD of hosts?
The text is Isaiah 6:5…Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
Woe is me! for I am undone