Unstoppable Plans of God Series

Unstoppable Plans of God

Isaiah is guaranteed to make you uncomfortable about areas in your life. It contains unforgettable, beautiful and awesome messages to all of us. Stop doing wrong. Develop a new mind. And devote your life to new priorities.

 Assyria falls, Babylonia rises and God’s plans continue       

This is the transition section of Isaiah: it resolves the Assyrian crisis (36-37), & introduces the Babylonian crisis (38-39). (This is in reverse chronological order). The big question of the section is: "In whom shall we trust?"

 The Coming NewExodus

In Isaiah 34 the lands of nations opposed to Israel are portrayed as becoming desert, whilst Isaiah 35 pictures Israel undergoing a newExodus, which is a new creation, both of Israelite people and their land. Jesus is the bringer of this new creation way (Luke 7:21-23). (These themes are introduced...

 Trust in all the Wrong Places

When the world gets tough (e.g. the Assyrians are invading!) will God's people really trust in God's promises in practice, or will they place their confidence in worldly wisdom & solutions (e.g. Egyptian alliance)? In this context idolatry inevitably becomes an issue: alternatives to God make alternative God-like promises! Cf....

 God’s Burdens against the Nations in the Last Days

This covers a series of prophecies against various nations that it seems were preached to Judah, not the nations concerned!. They contain hope amidst judgement and show God's universal rule and concern for all things. The section moves into the 'Isaianic Apocalypse' (chs.24-27) where God's specific judgement on nations foreshadows...

 From a stump will come The Righteous King

11:1-6 Isaiah paints word pictures from Israel's history. In chapter 6 Israel is judged and remains as a stump until chapter 11 where the righteous king grows from the stump., 11:6-9 The King gives absolute justice through absolute knowledge, absolute power and absolute goodness and integrity. 11:12 Raise a banner...

 Immanuel, Assyria and Promised Survivors

Covers Isaiah's signs to King Ahaz during the Syro-Emphraimite Crisis of 735BC. Israel & Syria banded together to persuade Ahaz of Judah to oppose Tiglith-Pilesar's invading army with them. When he refuses, they invade Judah, so Ahaz turns to Assyria for help. Isaiah calls Ahaz to trust God. His failure...

 Holy Holy Holy

1) God is good and all powerful but is there more to God than that? 2) The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. 3) God cannot tolerate sin we desperately need to be cleansed. 4) We need to accept God as our saviour while we can still hear...

 A Banner for the Distant Nations

5:1-7 The one I love the living God created a vineyard and looked for fruit but got stinky fruit. The vineyard was not bad God had prepared it, the nation of Israel wasted God's grace. 5:8-30 Woes and judgements, the result is always death. 5:26 God calls the nations. The...

 Prophets and Wonder

How do prophets talk? How do events facing Israel 800BC affect the future. The prophets point to salvation that Jesus brings when he returns. Israel's past history Genesis 1 to 1 Kings 10 speak of Creation, Exodus, Covenant/Law, Promised land, promised King, Jerusalem and the temple. 1 Kings 11 to Malachi...

 Seeking True Religion

Isaiah one of the last prophets is guaranteed to make you uncomfortable about areas of your life as well as containing unforgettable, beautiful and awesome message to all Christians. Stop doing wrong, Develop a new mind and Devote to new priorities.  

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