Isaiah, Part I. A study of the prophecy of Isaiah. Written more than 2,700 years ago, it is very valuable to us today. There are many benefits to the study of what happened to Israel. Most important, though, one finds in this study some of the clearest prophecy about Jesus, written more than 700 years before He was born in Bethlehem. This book is quoted several times in the New Testament, even by Jesus, Himself. Themes encountered here include “remnant,” the assurance that God always preserves a faithful group, even in the worst times. “The Sovereignty of God” is dramatically presented. We hear Isaiah speak of “servanthood,” even calling Jesus a servant. He speaks of the “Holy One of Israel,” God Himself, and of the “Messiah,” God’s Anointed One.
Isaiah, Part II The Old Testament book of Isaiah is the first of the Major Prophets. It is the longest book of prophesy. Some Bible students believe that it should be divided into two books. Since this study, on behalf of Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex, is designed to be a two year study, it seemed wise to divide the book as suggested by scholars, chapters one through thirty-nine, and forty through sixty-six. We believe the book was written by Isaiah, or is a collection of his prophetic oracles (sermons) put together by his disciples. Either way, it is inspired by God and placed in the Old Testament by those who believed it to be the work of God’s Spirit. This second part of Isaiah contains great hope. It prophesies the delivery of God’s people from terrible circumstances. Isaiah does have strong words about judgment, especially in the first part. However, in the second part of the book, we find much about the coming of the Messiah (Jesus) and the blessing of God’s people in the future. In this part of the book, we have some of the most beautiful words ever written about Jesus, and here also we find the promise that God will have victory over all evil in this world.
Through the Old Testament in 1 Year (47 lessons)
Forty-seven (47) Old Testament lessons for 2011. Take a walk through the Old Testament. These lessons were originally published in 2004.
Families of the Old Testament (48 lessons)
This approach seeks to focus on the Bible story from the perspective of a family. Each lesson will encourage prayer (which includes listening to God), looking at the action of the family in the story, looking at God’s response, and looking at the manner in which God’s mercy is revealed. One section will aid teachers to help their pupils know Christ. Consists of forty-eight lessons.