Nov 7, 2021
Seeing the Bigger Picture – Isaiah 13-25
Series: Isaiah
Questions for Discussion & Application
  1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
  2. How are you tempted to pursue human glory? Why is this pointless and dangerous?
  3. How does an awareness of God being in control change the way you live?
  4. What is the only way we can be prepared for the coming judgement of God? Are you prepared?
  5. Why is the Lord’s judgement actually a good thing? How could you defend this idea to someone who doesn’t think it is good?
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  • Nov 7, 2021Seeing the Bigger Picture – Isaiah 13-25
    Nov 7, 2021
    Seeing the Bigger Picture – Isaiah 13-25
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. How are you tempted to pursue human glory? Why is this pointless and dangerous?
    3. How does an awareness of God being in control change the way you live?
    4. What is the only way we can be prepared for the coming judgement of God? Are you prepared?
    5. Why is the Lord’s judgement actually a good thing? How could you defend this idea to someone who doesn’t think it is good?
  • Oct 31, 2021We Cannot Be Silent – Isaiah 12:1-6
    Oct 31, 2021
    We Cannot Be Silent – Isaiah 12:1-6
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. Why does an experience of God’s salvation change us? What descriptions of being changed by God’s grace do we see in Isaiah 12? How has your own experience of God’s salvation changed you?
    3. What do you think verse 3 means? How might it point forward to Jesus and His conversation with the woman at the well in John 4:4-30?
    4. What does Isaiah 12 say to us about singing? Why is singing such an important response to our experience of salvation?
    5. Do you think that verses 4-6 are primarily about joyful worship, evangelism to the peoples in all the earth, or both?
    6. Why are joyful worship and evangelism necessarily linked together? Does your joyful, thankful worship of the God who has saved you flow out of you in sharing Him with others? What is an example of this from your life? 
  • Oct 24, 2021A Shoot from the Stump of Jesse – Isaiah 11:1-10
    Oct 24, 2021
    A Shoot from the Stump of Jesse – Isaiah 11:1-10
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. Is it surprising to you that Jesus needed the Spirit of the LORD to rest on Him? Why is it also important that the Spirit comes to rest upon us as believers in Jesus (see Acts 2:3)?
    3. How do we see that Jesus made good and right judgments in His earthly life and ministry? When will He ultimately judge all people righteously?
    4. What foretastes of the perfect peace that Jesus will establish do we get to enjoy now? How has this impacted your life personally?
    5. How is the church today a part of fulfilling verse 9b-10? How are you participating in this fulfillment through your own life?
  • Oct 10, 2021Seeing God’s Faithfulness – Exodus 2:23-3:22
    Oct 10, 2021
    Seeing God’s Faithfulness – Exodus 2:23-3:22
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. How can you relate to Israel’s seemingly impossible situation?
    3. God has promised that people from every tribe will be saved and be present around Jesus’ throne in heaven (Revelation 7). What are the obstacles that can make this feel impossible?
    4. Do you ever struggle to trust the faithfulness of God? What has helped you to continue trusting Him?
    5. We express our trust in the faithfulness of God through prayer and obedience? How have you experienced this to be true in your own life?
    6. Why is Jesus the greatest expression of God’s faithfulness?
  • Oct 3, 2021Assyria, the Lord’s Tool – Isaiah 10:5-19
    Oct 3, 2021
    Assyria, the Lord’s Tool – Isaiah 10:5-19
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. Is there ever a time when God is not in control? Even when His enemies seem to be strong?
    3. How have you seen God work through persons who are rebellious against Him?
    4. What successes do you need to give credit to God for?
    5. How will God ultimately humble His enemies? (See Revelation 20:11-15.)
    6. How does it encourage you to see the bigger picture of what God is doing and how things will ultimately end?
  • Sep 26, 2021What Child is this? – Isaiah 9:1-7
    Sep 26, 2021
    What Child is this? – Isaiah 9:1-7
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. Why does humanity continually look for a perfect king, ruler, or government? What are we seeking in this pursuit?  How does Jesus fulfill this longing?   
    3. Why must this prophecy be about Jesus? How does this prophecy help to establish that Jesus is God in human flesh?
    4. What aspects of Jesus’ reign described in this prophecy appeal most to you? Why?
    5. What blessings of Jesus’ reign do we already see realized? What blessings of His reign are we still waiting for Him to fulfil in the future? (See Matthew 11:2-6, Isaiah 11, and Revelation 21.)
    6. Which title used to describe Jesus in verse 6 stands out most to you? Why?
  • Sep 19, 2021Making and Maturing disciples for the glory of God
    Sep 19, 2021
    Making and Maturing disciples for the glory of God
  • Sep 12, 2021What do you Fear? – Isaiah 7:1-25
    Sep 12, 2021
    What do you Fear? – Isaiah 7:1-25
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. What have your own reactions to trials revealed about what you trust in?
    3. How is a person with no faith in the Lord like a tree shaken by the wind?
    4. How have you found the statement of verse 9 to be true… “If you do not stand firm in your faith, then you will not stand at all”?
    5. What will help us to grow in trusting the Lord even when we go through trials?
    6. What was the ultimate outcome for King Ahaz because he feared and trusted in men rather than God? Does this pattern still prove true today? How do you see it?   
  • Sep 5, 2021A Life-Changing Vision of God – Isaiah 6:1-13
    Sep 5, 2021
    A Life-Changing Vision of God – Isaiah 6:1-13
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. What do we learn about God from Isaiah’s vision? Do you think this is the common understanding of God in the American church today? How is this vision of God challenging to you? 
    3. In Isaiah 2 we saw God’s commitment to opposing human pride. In today’s passage we see that Isaiah’s vision of God’s holiness humbles him completely. Why is a proper vision of God the path to true humility? 
    4. Where do we see a proper vision of God’s greatness and holiness today? How has a vision of God transformed your life?
    5. God did not overlook or excuse Isaiah’s sin, rather He cleansed him of it. How do we experience cleansing from God? How has the assurance of such cleansing changed your life?
    6. Isaiah’s experience of being cleansed by God propelled him to embrace a mission of serving the Lord. How have you experienced this same reality in your own life?
  • Aug 31, 2021Looking at Life Correctly – Isaiah 2:6-22
    Aug 31, 2021
    Looking at Life Correctly – Isaiah 2:6-22
    Series: Isaiah
    Questions for Discussion & Application
    1. What was confusing, convicting, or encouraging from this study of scripture?
    2. Why were the false hopes of Judah expressions of pride against the Lord?
    3. What examples of human strength are you tempted to put your trust in rather than trusting the Lord?
    4. What expressions do we see today of the world flexing its’ muscles in pride against the Lord?
    5. How does it change the way you live now, when you realize that every expression of human pride that is opposed to God will be utterly humiliated?