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Lesson Three: The Light of the World

In a world so obviously broken by disease and death from the ravages of sin, Jesus once asked his followers, “Who do you say that I am?” Jesus poses the same question to His followers today—the answer is critical in determining… Continue Reading →

Lesson Seven: The Servant: Suffering to Exultation

Background: For many, their first exposure to this passage in Isaiah is not in the written Word, but through singing. Isaiah 53:4-6 is one of the beautiful choruses sung in Handel’s Messiah. In this enduring work, Handel takes us through…Continue Reading →

Lesson Six: SOS: Sin, Obedience, Salvation

Background: Isaiah 50:1–52:12 presents God’s challenge to His people to prove their claim that they’ve been forsaken. He declares the reason for their separation was their sin. However, He doesn’t leave them there! Neither does He leave us in our…Continue Reading →

Lesson Five: A Servant Commissioned; A Nation Restored

Background: God promised Abram in Genesis 12:1-3 that through him, the nation of Israel would be great and blessed. Isaiah points out how rebellious Israel has become, but God’s promise of blessing and redemption has not wavered. He mercifully warns…Continue Reading →

Lesson Four: I AM: There is No Other

Background: God has displayed His power and sovereignty to the people of Israel during His covenant relationship with them. Time and time again they falter and look to idols to save them. God through Isaiah will school them for their…Continue Reading →

Lesson Three: The Servant

Background: Despite the rebelliousness of idolatry, God now shows us in these chapters that He has a plan forIsrael and all of mankind. He is sending a Servant who will bring justice….and redemption! Memory Verse: "‘Behold, My Servant, whom I…Continue Reading →

Lesson Two: Comfort and Help for God’s People

Background: The previous 39 chapters of Isaiah have exposed the wicked corruptions of Israel and Judah. At the beginning of Isaiah 40 we see a picture of the future captivity. Their attitude is negative and fearful. They are feeling forsaken…Continue Reading →

Lesson One: Trusting God through Life’s Challenges

Background: Isaiah’s account of King Hezekiah serves as a bridge between the first half of the book and the second. As Isaiah begins, Assyria poses the greatest threat to God’s people. This threat reaches its climax in the historical narrative…Continue Reading →

Introduction

Isaiah: Past, Present, and Future, Part 2 To kick off the Spring Semester study of Isaiah, Melissa Renner, Pastoral Leader for Stonebriar Women, and a panel with Laurna Burg and Roxanna Whitfield discuss the most asked questions received about biblical…Continue Reading →

Lesson Eight: In Whom Do You Trust?

Background: The presence of six “woes” designates chapters 28–33 as a distinct unit of Isaiah’s prophecy, sometimes called the “book of woes”: Chapters 28–29 paint the picture of Judah’s foolish leaders during Hezekiah’s reign, concluding that something must be done…Continue Reading →

Lesson Seven: The Little Apocalypse

Background: This section of prophecy gives us glimpses of the future Tribulation time, as further described in Revelation. For believers, the Rapture of the Church will have already happened. Although there will be some who put their faith in Christ…Continue Reading →

Lesson Six: The Lord’s Judgement Against the Nations

Background: The nations in Isaiah’s day challenged the sovereignty of God. Isaiah’s oracles against the nations do more than announce Israel and Judah’s coming restoration in the messianic kingdom—they proclaim the ultimate victory of God. Yahweh, God of Israel and…Continue Reading →

Lesson Five: The Book of Immanuel

Background: Repeatedly God tells His people to “trust Me.” In this section of Isaiah, we will look at this concept of trust. God uses four names to get their attention. Isaiah’s name means “Jehovah is salvation,” an apt name for…Continue Reading →

Lesson Four: The Lord Will Be Exalted

Background: Throughout the Bible, the Lord reveals Himself to be a God who comes down and gets in the dirt with His people. In Genesis 2, we see, “The Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and…Continue Reading →

Lesson Three: The Lord Will Restore Zion

Background: Isaiah 2–4 perfectly illustrates this week’s memory verse. The passage starts and ends with descriptions of the glorious millennial reign of Messiah in Mount Zion. The holy ones whom God has purified and set apart for Himself will stream…Continue Reading →

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