Mar 13, 2022
Good News! – Isaiah 61
Series: Isaiah
Questions for Discussion & Application
  1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
  2. How does this passage challenge you personally? How will you respond in obedience to what you have heard?
  3. Why are we confident that this chapter is fulfilled by Jesus? (See Luke 4:14-21.)  How does this inform and shape our whole lens for interpreting Isaiah? 
  4. In verses 1-3 what does the anointed one provide? Which of these provisions is most encouraging to you personally?
  5. What do we learn about God’s character in verse 8? How does this encourage you?    
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  • Mar 13, 2022Good News! – Isaiah 61
    Mar 13, 2022
    Good News! – Isaiah 61
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. How does this passage challenge you personally? How will you respond in obedience to what you have heard?
    3. Why are we confident that this chapter is fulfilled by Jesus? (See Luke 4:14-21.)  How does this inform and shape our whole lens for interpreting Isaiah? 
    4. In verses 1-3 what does the anointed one provide? Which of these provisions is most encouraging to you personally?
    5. What do we learn about God’s character in verse 8? How does this encourage you?    
  • Mar 6, 2022A Glorious Future – Isaiah 60
    Mar 6, 2022
    A Glorious Future – Isaiah 60
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. How does this passage challenge you personally? How will you respond in obedience to what you have heard?
    3. Apart from the light of Christ, the world is covered in thick darkness. What does this darkness look like?
    4. In verses 3-14 we see the nations coming to the Light. How does this strengthen our resolve to share Jesus, the Light of the World, with the lost in all the earth?
    5. What descriptions of Zion in this chapter do we see repeated in the New Testament? (See Revelation 21:9-27, Hebrews 12:22, and I Peter 2:5.) How does this encourage you?
  • Feb 26, 2022Instructions for Parents & Kids – Ephesians 6:1-4
    Feb 26, 2022
    Instructions for Parents & Kids – Ephesians 6:1-4
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. How can I continue to honor my parents even as an adult?
    3. As a parent, am I doing things that may provoke my child? If so, how will I seek to address this?
    4. As a parent, how do I need to grow in providing loving discipline for my children?
    5. As a parent or grandparent, how can I be more intentional in providing spiritual training for my children or grandchildren?
    6. As a young person, how do I need God’s grace to better honor and obey my parents?
  • Feb 20, 2022True & False Fasting – Isaiah 58
    Feb 20, 2022
    True & False Fasting – Isaiah 58
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. How does this passage challenge you personally? How will you respond in obedience to what you have heard?
    3. Have you ever fasted? What is the difference between a true and false fast?
    4. This passage challenges us to pour ourselves out for the hungry/needy (vs. 10). What are some specific ways that you can live this out?
    5. How do the promised results of sacrificial love and care for the needy motivate you to action?
  • Feb 13, 2022Join the Banquet – Isaiah 55
    Feb 13, 2022
    Join the Banquet – Isaiah 55
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. Why is it essential that we understand that the LORD calls us to a feast that is free? Who paid for the feast on our behalf?
    3. In what way are we to seek the Lord according to verses 6-7?
    4. Does it encourage you to know that God’s Word will always accomplish the purpose for which the Lord sends it out? If yes, why?
    5. How have you seen the reality explained in verses 8-9 that the LORD’s thoughts and ways are higher than our thoughts and ways?
  • Jan 30, 2022The Suffering Servant – Isaiah 52:13-53:12
    Jan 30, 2022
    The Suffering Servant – Isaiah 52:13-53:12
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. Why are the predictions of our passage rightly seen as miraculous? How does this encourage and strengthen your faith?
    3. What is meant by being “healed” by the Servants wounds in Isaiah 53:5? How do we experience this healing now? How will we experience it in the future? 
    4. Why was the Servant’s bloody death necessary for God to count sinners as righteous?
    5. Has God sprinkled you with the Servant’s blood, healed you, and counted you as righteous? If yes, how does this assurance of being forgiven impact the way you live your daily life?
  • Jan 16, 2022The LORD’s Servant – Isaiah 49:1-7
    Jan 16, 2022
    The LORD’s Servant – Isaiah 49:1-7
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. Who is the Servant of the LORD spoken of in Isaiah 49:1-7? How do we know?
    3. What can we learn from verse 4 about how to handle discouraging results as we seek to labor for the Lord’s Kingdom?
    4. God was accomplishing something bigger than just the return of Judah from exile. What would God do through the Servant? (See verse 6.)
    5. How are you also a part of the bigger picture of what God is doing in the world?
  • Jan 9, 2022The Folly of Idolatry – Isaiah 44:6-20
    Jan 9, 2022
    The Folly of Idolatry – Isaiah 44:6-20
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. Why are all people so prone to the worship of idols?
    3. How does God demonstrate in Isaiah 44-45 that He alone is God?
    4. What are common idols of today? Where is your heart tempted to trust in an idol?
    5. Why is idolatry so foolish? How have you experienced this to be true in your own life?
    6. What is the remedy for man’s idolatry?
  • Jan 2, 20224 Prayers for 2022 – Matthew 28:16-20
    Jan 2, 2022
    4 Prayers for 2022 – Matthew 28:16-20
    4 Prayers for 2022 - Matthew 28:16-20
    1. Lord, help us to remember that we exist for your glory.  May the glory of your name be our overarching purpose in all things and at all times.
    2. Lord, help us to fulfill our mission of reaching the lost with the glorious hope of the Gospel in Ozark and to the ends of the earth.
    3. Lord, help us to fulfill our ministry of encouraging one another to grow and mature more and more into the image of Christ as His disciples.
    4. Lord, help us to trust your ordained means of working in and through your people as we proclaim your Word and pray.   
  • Dec 26, 2021Do Not Fear – Isaiah 43:1-7
    Dec 26, 2021
    Do Not Fear – Isaiah 43:1-7
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. What are you tempted to fear? How does this passage address these fears?
    3. What brother or sister in Christ do you know who may need to hear the message of this passage? How could you try to share it with him or her?
    4. When we go through the waters and fires of difficulty and trials, how can the truths of this passage give you encouragement?
    5. Why is it so important that we understand and embrace the message of verse 7? How does this perspective on life’s purpose impact your life?