Week 6: More prophecies about a Saviour

We are a quarter of the way through our 100 Bible reading challenge.


The five readings this week are all taken from the Old Testament prophet Isaiah.  Isaiah is the most quoted prophetic book in the New Testament.  The most significant thing about Isaiah is that his prophecy gives us the most information about the coming Messiah.

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    1. For to us a child is born,
      to us a son is given,
      and the government will be on his shoulders.
      And he will be called
      Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
      Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

      Of the increase of his government and peace
      there will be no end.
      He will reign on David’s throne
      and over his kingdom,
      establishing and upholding it
      with justice and righteousness
      from that time on and for ever.

      Isaiah 9 vv6,7.


      1. From Essential Jesus (Day 27), ‘A child would be born who would become a unique leader (Isaiah 9 vv6, 7) – the promised Messiah. This prophecy was fulfilled in Jesus Christ, who delivered us from the darkness of sin (v2) and established an everlasting kingdom for those who put their trust in Him.’


    2. From Essential Jesus (Day 27), ‘It is natural to want God to solve the problems we find ourselves in. He can and often does. But what He really cares about is that we have a right relationship with Him. Sometimes that means He allows us to go through trials to strengthen our faith. Sometimes it means He allows painful experiences to expose our hidden sins. But all the time He is at work for our good.’


    1. Isaiah 52 vv13, 14: The Lord says, “See, my servant will act wisely.
      People will greatly honor and respect Him.
      Many people were shocked when they saw Him.
      His appearance was so damaged He did not look like a man;
      His form was so changed they could barely tell He was human.


    2. Isaiah 53 vv4,5: But He took our suffering on Him
      and felt our pain for us.
      We saw His suffering
      and thought God was punishing Him.
      But He was wounded for the wrong we did;
      He was crushed for the evil we did.
      The punishment, which made us well, was given to Him,
      and we are healed because of His wounds.


    3. Isaiah 53 v7: He was beaten down and punished,
      but He didn’t say a word.
      He was like a lamb being led to be killed.
      He was quiet, as a sheep is quiet while its wool is being cut;
      He never opened his mouth.


    4. Isaiah 53 vv10,11: But it was the Lord who decided
      to crush Him and make Him suffer.
      The Lord made His life a penalty offering,
      but He will still see His descendants and live a long life.
      He will complete the things the Lord wants Him to do.
      After His soul suffers many things,
      He will see life and be satisfied.


    5. Isaiah 53 vv11, 12: My good servant will make many people right with God;
      He will carry away their sins.
      For this reason I will make Him a great man among people,
      and He will share in all things with those who are strong.
      He willingly gave His life
      and was treated like a criminal.
      But He carried away the sins of many people
      and asked forgiveness for those who sinned.


    6. From Essential Jesus, Spend some time prayerfully responding to what Jesus did on the Cross. You might want to say for the first time, ‘Yes, I believe…’ or from the depths of your heart thank Jesus for saving you.


    1. Isaiah 61 vv2,3: He has sent me to announce the time when the Lord will show his kindness
      and the time when our God will punish evil people.
      He has sent me to comfort all those who are sad
      and to help the sorrowing people of Jerusalem.
      I will give them a crown to replace their ashes,
      and the oil of gladness to replace their sorrow,
      and clothes of praise to replace their spirit of sadness.


    2. From Essential Jesus, Isaiah 61 underscores two aspects of God’s character:
      God is a God of hope. Regardless of what we’ve done, regardless of what mess we make of our life, with God we can have a fresh start and a new future.
      God passionately loves justice and hates sin. The surest way to experience God’s blessing is to be passionate about His priorities.


  1. Yesterday in the Explore Church service we played a game a bit like Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. We lost everything on the last question! We gained an appreciation of some of what was prophesied about Jesus eight hundred years before he was born, and that God will keep his promises to us too.


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