Take it Home | 05.19.24
  1. When have you experienced God working in your life in a strange or unexpected way?
  2. What are some examples of taking refuge in a lie?
  3. What would you say to someone who seems to be shutting their ears to God- either a believer or an unbeliever?
  4. What are you tempted to rely on other than God?

Take it Home | 05.12.24
  1. Read the OT and NT Scripture readings.  How can Jesus say he is the true vine?  How can we be a fruitful vine?  Now read Mark 11:12-25 and 12:1-12.  What do these texts teach you about God’s beloved vineyard?
  2. Notice the nations in verses 4-6. They are no longer invading God’s vineyard but invited in for peace and protection. Now read Genesis 12:2-3 (the promises to Abraham). Any connection?
  3. Read the “trumpet passages” of the Bible. (Lev. 25:8; Exodus 19:13; 1 Thess. 4:16). What connection do they all have? (Hint: Freedom, worship, salvation, Jesus as key)
  4. What does Leviathan represent in this passage. What does Leviathan represent in Psalm 74:14 & Job 3:8? What about Job 41:1 and Psalm 104:26?
  5. How does this text glorify and exalt our Triune God? How does it point you to Jesus?

Take it Home | 05.05.24
  1. How has Isaiah’s attitude changed from chapter 24 to chapter 25?  Specifically in praise (24:16 & 25:1).  What does chapter 26 lay down as the posture for a follower of God? 
  2. Make five observations from Isaiah 26:1-6.  Is the proud city still a theme?  What does this lofty city represent?
  3. Resurrection is a theme in chapter 26.  Read the following passages this week.  (Mark 16:1-8; John 11:21-27; 1 Cor. 15:12-23; Rom. 8:11; John 20:11-18; Acts 17:30-31; 1 Cor. 15:3-7; 1 Peter 1:3-9; Matt. 28:1-10; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; John 5:25-29; Romans 14:8-9; Luke 24:13-49; 1 Cor. 15:50-58)
  4. What do you see in chapter 26 that moves you to praise God?  How does this text point you to Jesus?

Take it Home | 04.28.24
  1. How has Isaiah’s attitude changed from chapter 24 to chapter 25?  Specifically in praise (24:16 & 25:1).
  2. Make five observations from Isaiah 25:1-5.  Is the proud city still a theme?  What does this lofty city represent?
  3. In Isaiah 25:6-8 a celebration banquet is in view.  What does this banquet represent?  Who is the host of this banquet?  Who is it for?  Read: Luke 14:15-24; 2 Timothy 1:10; 1 Corinthians 15:25-26, 51-57; Revelation 21:4)
  4. What do you see in verses 9-12?  Who is praising God in this section?  Draw two applications for life from this section.

Take it Home | 04.21.24
  1. What observations can you make about the first six verses of chapter 24?  What point is being driven home?
  2. What pictures are used in verses 7-12 to highlight God’s judgment?
  3. What do we make of the section that focuses on worship and God’s glory (vv.13-16)? What is Isaiah’s attitude? Why?
  4. Divine action is the focus of verses 17-22. What observations do you see in this section? What would you say is the focus of this section?
  5. The glory of God is often defined as, the infinite beauty and greatness of God’s manifold perfections. The grandeur of his many perfections on display in creation and in redemption. It is also defined as the praise and honor showered upon his name.  How is God’s glory put on display in this chapter?

Take it Home | 04.14.24
  1. Considering Chapters 13-23, in what ways has God given Judah every reason to trust him?  What evidence would you give for chapter 23?
  2. How can wealth breed an attitude of self-sufficiency?  
  3. Is wealth or pride the ultimate offence in this text?
  4. How is God’s great power put on display in this chapter?  How does this bring you comfort?

Take it Home | 04.07.24
  1. Considering Chapters 13-23, in what ways has God given Judah every reason to trust him?  In chapter 22 contrast Judah’s actions with Isaiah’s.  
  2. Why self-sufficiency such a dangerous sin?  How is it a salvation by works?
  3. In what ways is the slogan “Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die” a broken worldview perspective?
  4. Review: Define the Day of the Lord.  How does this day create in you both hope and a push for faithful obedience?

Take it Home | 03.31.24
  1. What are the three interlacing themes of 1 John?  What is John’s primary purpose in this letter? Read 1 John 5:13.
  2. How would you address a person who says there is no such thing as sin?  Or a person that tries to downplay it as not that bad?
  3. How does Jesus’ work on the cross give you strength and assurance in light of your sin?  What does it mean for Jesus to be our advocate?  What does propitiation mean?
  4. How has the resurrection change your life?  By faith have you embraced the risen Savior as your only hope for salvation and a right standing with God?  Has the resurrection radically shaped your life?  Does its truth continue to mold every facet of it?  Does His love and patience move you?
  5. Does the resurrection give you hope and strength in this world right here… right now?

Take it Home | 03.24.24
  1. Where do people try and find their security?  How are catastrophes a wakeup call?
  2. Read James 4:4 & 2 Corinthians 6:14-15.  How should these verses shape us?  How do you keep yourself on course?  Loving God and fighting against the world the flesh and the devil?
  3. What does this block (Isaiah 13-23) teach us about history?  About God’s sovereignty?  About His judgments? About his love and pursuit of His people? About trust?  About tribulations and trials?

Take it Home | 03.17.24
  1. Where do people try and find their security?  How are catastrophes a wakeup call?
  2. We are not little Isaiah's. We are not prophets of God. But, we are called to share God’s word with people around us.  Why is it so difficult to bring God’s Word effectively to a spiritually blind and insensitive generation? How do you move forward considering all this?  
  3. Read 1 Corinthians 4:9-10 & 2 Corinthians 12:15. What do these verses help us see about faithful evangelism?
  4. How does 1 John 2:15-17 shape us as followers of Christ?

Take it Home | 03.10.24
  1. Make 5 observations about God’s judgement from the text.  What do you see concerning religious collapse, economic collapse, and political collapse?
  2. What warnings do we find in this text concerning false saviors?  What false saviors do people put their trust in today?
  3. How many times is the phrase, “In that day” used?  What connection does it have with Isaiah 2:2-4.  What connections does this text have with the Abrahamic covenant (Gen 12)?
  4. How does this text point us to Jesus?  Both the judgment and the salvation elements?

Take it Home | 03.03.24
  1. What does Isa. 17-18 teach us about the connection between pride and idolatry?
  2. What are some of the idols that you look to for help, hope, and security? How do you plan to put these idols to death by the Spirit?
  3. Read through Ps. 121. What does this text teach about who God is? How does this psalm relate to Isa. 17:7-8?
  4. What does it look like to actively look to God for help, hope, and security in our lives as his people?