The Book Isaiah

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A Bible Study lesson on the Book of Isaiah

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR:

THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR Through the Bible in a Year Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Rev. Dr. Timothy T. Boddie , Pastor-Facilitator Rev. Della Spearman-Assisting Minister

Small Group Study Objectives:

Small Group Study Objectives Summarize, i.e., tell the story of the chapter(s) or passages Identify themes (main ideas) of passages Using examples or illustrations, apply themes identified above to contemporary life and times

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR The Final Section of the Old Testament The final group of writings in the Old Testament: “The Book of Prophets” Subdivision of Books: First Section FIVE BOOKS—PENTATEUCH—Law Redemptive, Historical TWELVE BOOKS—JOSHUA THROUGH ESTHER—Historical SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR The Final Section of the Old Testament Subdivision of Books ( Con’t ): The Middle Five Books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon These five are personal and deal with human problems of the heart. These are poetry. SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR The Final Section of the Old Testament Subdivision of Books ( Con’t ): The Last seventeen Books are prophecy and fall into a like a subdivision of twelve and five: FIVE—Major Prophets TWELVE—Minor Prophets SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR What “Prophet” Means A prophet is “one who speaks in place of another.” Prophecy is not merely prediction. Prophecy, in the nonpredictive sense, is declaring a truth by the inspiration of God. Prophecy, in the predictive sense, is a declaring of the future which can only be by the direct inspiration of God. SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR Qualification of a Prophet The prophet was to deal with the moral and religious life of his own people. A prophet was always a Hebrew. The Central Message of Isaiah “A lamb—in the midst of the throne”—Rev. 7:17 and Rev. 4:2. SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR The Structure of the Book THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD—GOD’S GOVERNMENT—Chapters 1-39 Judgment on Judah and Jerusalem—Chaps. 1-12 Judgment on nations—Chaps. 13-27 Warnings and promises—Chaps. 28-35 Historical—Chaps. 36-39 SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR The Structure of the Book THE COMFORT OF GOD—GOD’S GRACE—Chaps. 40-66 Jehovah and idols—Chaps. 40-48 The Coming Messiah—Chaps. 49-57 Final restoration and promised glory—Chaps. 58-66 SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR Isaiah’s Prophetic Prospective Isaiah was given a divine revelation concerning prophetic points: UNDER THE JUDGMENT SECTION (1-39) Isaiah saw things to come to pass in his own time He saw the coming captivity by Babylon SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR Isaiah’s Prophetic Prospective Isaiah was given a divine revelation concerning prophetic points: UNDER THE COMFORT SECTION (40-66) He saw the coming of Christ—both first (Chapter 7) and second (Chapter 11) advents (Chapter 61). He saw and proclaimed finally—the millennium and the new heavens and new earth (Chapter 66). SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR How to Remember the 66 Chapters Isaiah has 66 Chapters—The Bible has 66 Books. Isaiah has two main divisions—the first of 39 Chapters... The second of 27 Chapters. So, the Bible has two main parts—the Old Testament of 39 Books and the New Testament of 27 Books SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR How to Remember the 66 Chapters The prevailing note in the first division of Isaiah is judgment . The prevailing note in the Old Testament is Law . The prevailing note in the second division of Isaiah is comfort . The prevailing note in the New Testament is grace . SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR Isaiah’s call to the Prophetic Office In the 6 th Chapter we have a vivid description of God’s call in the life of Isaiah: Note: He got a vision of God—6:1-4 That produced conviction and confession—v: 5 He was forgiven and cleansed—v:6-7 He heard God’s call—v:8 He offered Himself for service—v:8 He was commissioned to serve—v:9-13 SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR Isaiah saw the Birth of Christ Isaiah saw His death on the cross—Isaiah 53 Isaiah saw His second coming and Jesus reigning over His Kingdom SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR Isaiah, the Evangelical Prophet (Isaiah 53) The Chapter written about 700 BCE proves the miracle of the inspiration of the Word of God. The Chapter suits only one figure in human history— The Man of Calvary! SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR Isaiah and the New Testament The Book of Isaiah is quoted over 66 times in the New Testament. SUMMARY QUOTED BY PASSAGES Matthew Matt. 4:14-16; 8:17 John the Baptist John 1:23 Jesus Luke 4:16-21 Apostle John John 12:38-41 Ethiopian Acts 8:28 Paul Acts 28:25-27; Rom. 9:27, 29; Romans 10:16, 20 and 15:12

THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR:

THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR REFLECTION How has your perception of what a prophet is and does changed since studying Isaiah? SUMMARY

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR CONCLUSION

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THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR References Stringfellow , Alan B. Through the Bible One Year: A 52-Lesson Introduction to the 66 Books of the Bible. United States of America: Virgil W. Hensley, 1988. Pgs. 75-78.

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