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Isaiah

In this introduction to the biblical prophets, Andy Abernethy reveals the Book of Isaiah’s breadth and relevance for us today. Learn to understand different types of Bible literature, read prophecy in its historical context, see how Isaiah fits into the big story of God’s saving plan, and use the whole Book of Isaiah in ministry contexts.

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Introduction
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Lesson 1
This lesson provides an introduction to the book of Isaiah in its context in the Old Testament and the whole story of God. In Part A, Andy begins with outlining the structure of Isaiah and its historical setting. Part B moves onto Isaiah 1 as the basis for encountering the message of Isaiah.
CONTENTS: Videos, Handouts, Quiz

Lesson 2
This lesson looks at the theme of the ‘King’ in Isaiah. Part A looks at the Holy King in Isaiah 6. Part B looks at the Coming King in Isaiah 40 and 52.
CONTENTS: Videos, Handouts, Quiz

Lesson 3
This lesson looks at the theme of the ‘King’s Agents’ in Isaiah. Part A looks at the Davidic King in Isaiah 9:1–7 and 11:1–10. In Part B Andy introduces the well-known Servant motif in Isaiah 52:13–53:12.
CONTENTS: Videos, Handouts, Quiz

Lesson 4
This lesson looks at the theme of the ‘King’s Community’ in Isaiah. Part A looks at the idea of a community of justice introduced in Isaiah 5:1–7, and Isaiah 58. Part B expands the idea to an international community, as revealed in Isaiah 2:2–4.
CONTENTS: Videos, Handouts, Quiz

Lesson 5
This lesson looks at the theme of the ‘Realm of the King’ in Isaiah. Part A looks at the topic of Zion as the city of the King, in Isaiah 60. In Part B Andy moves to Isaiah 65 for an exploration of the New Heavens and the New Earth.
CONTENTS: Videos, Handouts, Quiz

Lesson 6
This lesson looks at God’s kingdom message in Isaiah, and how that plays out in ministry. Part A looks at interpreting prophecy with a case study from Isaiah 7. In Part B Andy looks at application of the book’s message in our life and service of God and others.
CONTENTS: Videos, Handouts, Quiz, Final Quiz, Subject Feedback Survey

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