Week of December 28

December 28: Isaiah 41

1) What words of comfort did God announce to His people through Isaiah (see v. 10-14)?

  1. I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God
  2. I will strengthen you, I will help you
  3. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
  4. All of the above

2) What primary challenge did the LORD place before the idols of Israel's enemies (see v. 21-24)?

December 29: Isaiah 42

1) Who is the Servant described in v. 1-4 (see Matthew 12:15-21)?

2) Is the LORD willing to share His glory with rivals (see v. 8)?

December 30: Isaiah 43

1) What protection does the LORD offer from trials and tribulations in v. 1-2?

2) What does the LORD promise to do for His people whom He scattered and exiled in judgment (see v. 5-7)?

December 31: Isaiah 44

1) What images does Isaiah use to illustrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (see 3-4)?

2) After Isaiah humorously described at length the process of constructing an idol, what is the conclusion reached in v. 18-20 about the idol maker who becomes an idol worshipper?

January 1: Isaiah 45

1) Why would God raise the Persian ruler Cyrus to prominence (see v. 5-7)?

2) What would Cyrus do for God's people that was beyond their expectation (see v. 11-13)?

January 2: Isaiah 46-47

1) What is God's role in what happens in the future (see 46:8-11)?

  1. He is watching it unfold like the rest of us
  2. He is crossing His fingers and hoping for the best
  3. He declares the end from the beginning and will bring it to pass
  4. None of the above

2) In what did Babylon trust and what would be the result (see v. 10-11)?

January 3: Discussion Questions

1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?

2) What insights did you gain about God?

3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?

4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?