A #DestinationJESUS Sunday Bible Study Series
January 2016 – Isaiah: Study 5
Assigned Reading: Isaiah 9
Points of Consideration:
- What is the significance of the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali in the history of God’s people?
- Who are the people who “walked in darkness” and “dwelt in the land of the shadow of death” referred to in Isaiah 9:2?
- Is the indication of a light referring to that which is to come?
- What is a yoke (of burden)?
- Who is being presented or rather foretold of in Isaiah 9:6-7?
- Who did the LORD send a word (message) against?
- Who spoke with a proud and arrogant heart?
- Who rose up against God’s people?
- Why was Israel to be devoured by the mouths of her adversaries?
- Did Israel respond to God immediately with repentance?
- Who were the tail and head of Israel? (Isaiah 9:15)
- Who were those identified as the cause of Israel going astray?
- What was to happen to those who were being led astray?
- Why were God’s people called hypocrites?
- What is the significance of likening wickedness to fire?
- How do Manasseh, Ephraim, and Judah relate to one another in terms of ancient Biblical history?
- How does Psalm 7:11 reflect what was learned about God in this chapter?
Did any one verse resonate with you personally?
What is your #destination message from chapter 9?
- Has there ever been a time in your life when you felt trapped in the darkness of your sins? Discuss.
- Do you presently know of anyone who is making their dwelling place in the land of shadows, and what are you doing to share God’s light with them?
- Does God always provide a way out of darkness? Out of sin? Out of temptation? (What does the Bible say about this?)
- What does Matthew 11:29 mean to you personally? (Prior to answering this question, make sure that you understand what the definition of yoke is.)
- Who is Jesus to you and what does He mean for or add to your life?
- What does the Bible say about pride, arrogance, and wickedness, and why is it important for you to be aware of this?
- Do you know why you believe what you believe?
- What lesson is God teaching you about yourself through this study?
Going Further: Research the battle of Midian.
“For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us… Isaiah 9:6-7 (HCSB)