Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility

August 27, 2017 By: Category: Bible Study

One issues that we are confronted with in Isaiah is that of God’s divine sovereignty in human affairs and our response to Him. Do you think it’s good news that God is sovereign over all human affairs? Why? Why not? Let’s see how this plays out with God’s relationship to Assyria. Read Isaiah 7:18-20 and
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Being Holy Is Merciful

August 17, 2017 By: Category: Bible Study

Let’s start with a question. Do you think being Holy is good news or bad news? Why? Can you come up with a definition of what being holy is? Another theme that comes out in Isaiah is God’s holiness and mercy and how they are linked together. Read Isaiah 5:8-16. What is the state of
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Prophets and Revelation

August 10, 2017 By: Category: Bible Study

Start by reading Isaiah 1:1 and Isaiah 2:1. What does this tell us about the book of Isaiah? Who do the visions belong to? What Isaiah saw was presented to Him. The words he heard, were given from God’s lips, as if he was hearing God speak. It was like he was seeing the inner
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The Nations

August 4, 2017 By: Category: Bible Study

It’s easy to forget that God is a global God, interested in all peoples of all nations. One theme that runs through Isaiah is that of God’s dealings with the nations. Read Isaiah 45:20-25 and discuss how God is relating to the nations here and the call and invitation he gives to them. This invitation
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Holy and Powerful is Our God

July 23, 2017 By: Category: Bible Study

The first theme we will look at that emerges from Isaiah is that God is the Holy One and the Powerful one. Let’s start by reading Isaiah 1:4; 17:7; 37:23 and 41:14. How is God described in these verses? The phrase, Holy One of Israel is mentioned 30 times in the Old Testament and 25
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Where do your problems lie?

November 12, 2016 By: Category: Bible Study

This week’s study we move from 1 Corinthians to Isaiah 1-2. 1. Introduction We look at God’s people (about 700 B.C.) whom He loved so dearly but who had turned away from Him in their hearts. The Kingdom of Judah itself was descending into idolatry and evil as a succession of kings promoted the worship
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