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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 →

Lesson Two: The Lord’s Lawsuit Against the Nation

Background: The hallmark of Isaiah is this: Salvation is of God! Jesus Christ is the Messiah! However, the years in Israel’s history covered in Isaiah were a time of great struggle politically and spiritually. Isaiah 1:2–31 has been called “the…Continue Reading →

Lesson One: Introduction to Isaiah

Background: It has been said that “prophecy is the mold into which history is poured.” Isaiah, the son of Amoz, whose name means “the Lord is my salvation,” prophesied in and around Jerusalem during the reigns of four kings of…Continue Reading →

Introduction

Isaiah: Past, Present, and Future Melissa Renner, Pastoral Leader for Stonebriar Women, introduces our study in the book of Isaiah.Continue Reading →

Lesson Twelve: Desires… or Provision

Background: In our culture today, the lines have blurred between need and provision. God doesn’t promise to provide us with the latest gadgets, biggest house, or fanciest car. However, His Word does promise us He will provide all that we…Continue Reading →

Lesson Eleven: Despair… or Hope

Background: God called Abram (later renamed Abraham) to leave his native country, his relatives, and his father’s family without knowing exactly where God was leading him. And yet, by faith Abraham obeyed. His life of faith demonstrates seasons of both…Continue Reading →

Lesson Ten: Loneliness… or Friendship

Background: As loneliness and isolation are increasingly common in our Western culture, it seems as if friendship is a dying art. Today, on average, fewer people live in each home, and they eat more meals alone and say they have…Continue Reading →

Lesson Nine: Aimless… or Purpose

Background: This week we explore God’s promises to us regarding purpose. We will hold up Nehemiah’s exemplary faithfulness in following God’s purpose in his life. God used Nehemiah’s vision and lay leadership abilities to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, offering…Continue Reading →

Lesson Eight: Directionless… or Guidance

Background: After wandering in the desert for 40 years with seemingly no direction or guidance, the children of Israel are, at last, about to enter Canaan—the land God promised them. Joshua completes what Moses began! Moses was dead, but God’s…Continue Reading →

Lesson Seven: Grief… or Joy

(There is no video for this lesson.) Background: The Bible does not leave us wondering what God thinks about grief and joy. In John 16:33, Jesus tells us we will have many trials and sorrows in this world, but the… Continue Reading →

Lesson Six: Selah

Jesus Is the Resurrection and the Life The character of Jesus Christ is foundational to His precious promises. The word Selah is frequently used in the Old Testament (71 times in Psalms; 3 times in Habakkuk) to indicate a pause,…Continue Reading →

Lesson Five: Confusion… or Discernment

Background: Discerning is an adjective that comes from the Old French discerner, meaning to “distinguish (between), separate (by sifting).” More than an accumulation of knowledge, it is indeed the art of distinguishing and separating the right from the wrong, combined…Continue Reading →

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