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.
Lesson Goal: To introduce the student to the second part of Isaiah…and God’s promise of being with His people. Scripture Memory: Isaiah 40:3
Lesson Goal: To show the student God’s love and compassion. Scripture Memory: Isaiah 40:11.
Lesson Goal: To give the student some understanding of the greatness and power of God. Scripture Memory: Isaiah 40:12a.
Lesson Goal: To encourage the student to depend on God who is greater than anything or anyone. Scripture Memory: Isaiah 40:31.
Lesson Goal: To guide the student to see God as the great redeemer. Scripture Memory: Isaiah 41:10.
Lesson Goal: To encourage the student to be involved in bringing justice in their world. Scripture Memory: Isaiah 42:4.
Lesson Goal: To help students see that God wants to bless us, and use us, but He cannot when we are disobedient. He has a plan for us, but we must see and hear His Words and see His work in the world. Scripture Memory: Isaiah 42:12.
Lesson Goal: To let students see the picture of who God really is, and understand His challenge to be His witnesses. Scripture Memory: Isaiah 43:10.
Lesson Goal: To show students the mercy of God, even when His people disappoint Him. Scripture Memory: Isaiah 43:25.
Lesson Goal: To encourage students to known that they have nothing to fear, when God is their God. Scripture Memory: Isaiah 44:6b.