Jesus Through the Word: Isaiah

Monday April 17, 2017
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Week Twenty: Isaiah
 
Outline
Judgment—1-39
          Judgment and Promise (1-5)
          Isaiah’s Calling (6)
          Ahaz as King (7-11)
          Judgment on the Nations (12-27)
          Hezekiah as King (28-39)
Hope—40-66
          The Lord’s Power to Restore (40-44)
          The Lord’s Agents to Restore (45-56)
          Renewal and Restoration (57-66)
 
Themes
Hypocrisy, Idolatry, and Judgment
Who has required of you this trampling of my courts?—1:12
Their land is filled with idols; they bow down to the work of their hands—2:8
The Lord God of hosts is taking away from Jerusalem support and supply—3:1
Instead of perfume there will be rottenness—3:24
 
Sovereignty
Isaiah’s Vision of Christ—6
The Child—9
The Dragon Slayer—26:1
The Stone Setter—28:16
The Creator—40
The Helper—41:8-10; 43:1-7
 
Worship
The Isaiah Model (What Worship Looks Like)—6
  1. Humility and Honor (6:1-4)
  2. Confession of Sin (6:5)
  3. Grateful Acceptance of Mercy (6:6-7)
  4. Willingness to Serve (6:8)
  5. Perseverance in Service (6:9-13)
The Sabbath—58
 
Obedience
The Chosen Servant—42; 44
The Redeemer—49-50
The Sufferer—53
The Call of Redemption and Peace—55
 
Restoration
Sing, O Barren One—54
Led Forth in Peace—55
Arise, Shine, Your Light Has Come—60
Good News—61
New Heavens, New Earth—65:17-25; 66:22-23
 
The Nations
2:2-3; 11:10; 25:1-9; 42:1-9; 49:6: 52:13-15; 54:1-3; 60:3; 66:18-19
 
Where is Jesus? 
Virgin Born: 7:14—Matthew 1:23
Zebulun and Naphtali’s Light: 9:1—Matthew 4:13
David’s Son, David’s Lord: 9:7, 11:1,10—Luke 1:32
The Suffering Servant—53
          Widely Rejected: 53:1-3—John 6, 12:37-38
          Disfigured: 53:2—Mark 15:15-19
          Bear our Sins: 53:4-5—Romans 4:25
          Atonement: 53:5—1 Peter 1:2
          Willingly Accept our Guilt: 53:7-8—Romans 6:10, 2 Corinthians 5:21
          Silent before Accusers: 53:7—Luke 23:9
          Buried with the Rich: 53:9—Matthew 27:57-60
          Numbered with Transgressors: 53:12—Mark 15:27-28
 
What is this book about?
Israel has sinned, and judgment is coming, yet something far greater lies beyond the horizon—redemption and restoration beyond Israel’s wildest dreams will come through the faithful Servant, who will spread abroad His salvation across all the nations of men.
 
How does it point to Jesus?
The whole book is a preamble to the Gospel; Jesus is the Suffering Servant, the Virgin-born King, the Chosen Israel, the Hope of the Nations, the Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. In Him and through Him, the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.