This study of the book of Isaiah, taught by Pastor Barry Forder, is the 24th session of our ‘Through-the-Bible-in-a-Year’ series recorded during 2014 as part of our Sunday morning family services.
One commentator said of this book: “Isaiah heads the list as the greatest of all the prophets. He is the standard by which others are measured. As a statesman, he had no equal among the prophets. As a preacher of social reform, none excelled him”. Certainly, Isaiah preached to a world much like ours today; people’s hearts devoted to anything but God. The call still goes out “Whom shall I send and who will go for us?”.
Isaiah speaks of both a coming judgment for the proud, and of grace and restoration for the humble. Isaiah’s reason for writing can be summerised as “the call to teach that salvation comes only from God – not man. Therefore, no alliances should be made with ‘the world, the flesh or the devil’!”
Isaiah is a ‘miniature Bible’ 66 chapters, two great divisions, 1-39 and 40-66. The first deals with law, sin and judgment, the second with the Messiah, grace, forgiveness and redemption.
May this overview prompt you to undertake your own study of this divinely inspired book.
The PDF slides are from the PowerPoint presentation used during the teaching session.
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