Our Bible study for the week of January 6th is on the book of Isaiah. Below is a link to the video, along with the Bible passages we read with the discussion questions. If you want to add your comments and perhaps start on online conversation about these texts, visit our Facebook page and find the post for this Bible study.

CLICK HERE to view the Bible study video. (Note there are 2 videos for Isaiah!)

READINGS & DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

WATCH VIDEO #1: ISAIAH 1-39

READ 1:1-17                     What point is Isaiah making by comparing the people of Judah to Sodom and Gomorrah? Why does God no longer take pleasure in their sacrifices?

READ 1: 18-20                  What hope is offered here? How are the people encouraged to respond?

 READ 6:1-6                       Where in the liturgy do we sing the seraph’s song? Why do you think this is? What makes Isaiah despair for his life and confess his sin? What is the significance of Isaiah’s lips being touched with a coal?

READ 7:13-14                   What is the significance of God giving this sign to such a bad king?

 WATCH VIDEO #2: ISAIAH 40-66

 READ 40:1-8                     What is the “way of the LORD” in this passage? How does John the Baptist use this imagery?

READ 42:23-25, 43:1-7     How would the exiles feel if Isaiah had stopped at chapter 42? Why are the exiles told not to fear?

READ 52:13-53:6              What is the purpose of the Servant’s suffering? What is the nature of his suffering? What benefits to others come because of his suffering and death?

READ 65:17-25                 What is the short-term promise being made here? What does this vision ultimately refer to? How does this vision change our lives today?