Isaiah

Incomparably Gracious.

  1. God is Incomparably Gracious...

  2. ...and His Grace is displayed in Jesus. (Is 53:1-12)

  3. Three Amazing Things About the Grace of Jesus:

    1. His grace isn't based on our Conduct. (Is 53:1-3)

    2. His grace takes away our Sin. (Is 53:4-9)

    3. His grace is Unchanging and Never-Ending. (Is 53:10-12)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Isaiah 53:1-12

  1. Why is this prophecy from Isaiah 53 important for us in understanding why Jesus died on the cross?

  2. Describe how each of the attributes of God we’ve studied the past 6 weeks show up graphically and simultaneously while Jesus was on the cross. How did the cross show God’s incomparable:
    - holiness
    - justice
    - awesomeness
    - love
    - sovereignty
    - grace

  3. Explain how Is 53:10 mentions the resurrection of Jesus. Why is this significant?

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

Incomparably Sovereign.

  1. God is Incomparably Sovereign... (Is 45:1-8)
  2. See 2 Kings 20


  3. ...so I can either Resist or Rest in His sovereignty. (Is 45:9-13)

  4. Two Reasons Resisting is a Bad Idea:

    1. Because resisting is Foolish. (Is 45:9-10)

    2. Because resisting is Futile. (Is 45:11)

    Two Reasons Resting is a Great Idea:

    1. Because God has Proven Himself. (Is 45:12)

    2. Because God's Plan is for my good. (Is 45:13)

    See Romans 8:28-29

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Isaiah 45:1-13

  1. What does sovereign mean? If God is sovereign, why do people resist / challenge God’s sovereignty in their own lives? (Is 45:9-10)

  2. What’s the difference between someone asking the Lord and demanding of the Lord (Is 45:11)? What is the heart condition of each position?

Breakout Questions:

  1. What trial / circumstance in your life have you struggled to trust God’s sovereignty?
     
  2. What trial / circumstance has caused you to be frustrated or even bitter? Pray over these things.

Incomparably Loving.

  1. God is Incomparably Loving... (Is 43:4a)

  2. See: Rom 9-11 | Rom 11

  3. ...so I am Secure. (Is 43:1-11)

    1. I am secure because I am Paid For. (Is 43:1)

    2. See: 1 Cor 6:20 | 1 Cor 7:28 | Acts 20:28 | Heb 9:12

    3. I am secure because I am Protected. (Is 43:2-4)

    4. I am secure because my Future is written. (Is 43:5-9)

    5. See: John 14:1-4

    6. I am secure because I am Chosen. (Is 43:10-11)

    7. See: Rom 8:29-30 | John 6:44 | Eph 1:11 | Matt 5:16

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Isaiah 43:1-11

  1. From this passage, describe ways God expresses His Incomparable Love!

  2. Is 43:7 says God created His people for His glory. What does that mean? What does that look like in your life?

  3. Explain how you understand the doctrine of election, that is, “God chooses us”. How would you explain it to a new Christian that never heard the concept before? How does this concept tie into God’s Incomparable Love?

Breakout Questions:
Confess your sins and pray for one another.

Incomparably Awesome.

Isaiah 46:5 - To whom will you liken me and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be alike?

  1. God is Incomparably Awesome... (Is 40:9-26)
  2. He is:

    1. Awesome in Compassion . (Is 40:9-11)

    2. Awesome in Wisdom. (Is 40:12-17)

    3. Awesome over Idols. (Is 40:18-20)

    4. Awesome over Rulers. (Is 40:21-26)


  3. ...so He can take Care of me. (Is 40:27-31)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Isaiah 40:9-31

  1. Why does God use this "comparison” language in Isaiah? (Is 46:5, Is 40:18, 25). What’s His point in repeatedly asking “to what will you liken me”?

  2. In what areas do you feel weak right now (Is 40:29-31)? For what do you need God’s strength?

  3. If people believe God is awesome, why do we so often settle for empty religion instead of trusting His power? (Is 40:18-20, 27)

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.

Incomparably Just.

Better Days Are Ahead, Because a Better Ruler is Coming.

  1. Better days are ahead. (Is 9:1-5)

    • Misery will be over. (Is 9:1-3)

    • War will be over. (Is 9:4-5)

  2. Because a better ruler is coming. (Is 9:6-7)

    • He's perfect in His Character. (Is 9:6)

    • He's perfect in His Leadership. (Is 9:7)

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Small Group Questions (Whole Group):
Read Isaiah 9:1-7

  1. If justice is coming eventually, what should we do in the meantime? Read 1 Peter 2:21-23. What does this passage say about how we should deal with injustice (especially the end of 1 Pet 2:23)?
     

  2. Read 1 Timothy 2:1-2. How can we pray for blatantly wicked leaders?
     

  3. How can you encourage someone dealing with the misery of injustice?

Breakout Questions:
Pray for one another.