Lesson 8: The Triumph of Grace Over Our Failure: Isaiah (6:1-13)

This week we are focusing on Isaiah 6:1-13. The following are some study suggestions to help you get started:

LIMITED TIME:

  1. Read through Isaiah 6:1-13.
  2. Meditate on and/or journal the answers to the following questions.
    1. What does this passage teach me about God and His character?
    2. How does this aspect of God’s character change my view of myself?
    3. What should I do in response?

MORE TIME:

  1. Read through Isaiah 6:1-13 and study it on your own. Here are some possible questions to get started.
    1. Verses 1-7 describe the vision Isaiah saw of the Lord after King Uzziah died in 740BC.
      1. What did Isaiah see, and how did Isaiah respond to this vision of God?
      2. What did the seraphim do, and what were the results?
      3. Compare Isaiah’s vision of the throne room of God with John’s in Revelation 4. What are the responses to being in the presence of most holy God? How do you respond to God’s presence in your life?
    2. Verses 8-13 speaks of Isaiah’s commissioning as a prophet.
      1. What was his response to God’s call?
      2. According to God, what message was Isaiah to give to the people?
      3. Isaiah asks God a question in verse 11. What was God’s response?
      4. According to Leviticus 26:31-35, which was written approximately 700 years prior to Isaiah’s call, what had God promised He would do if His people disobeyed Him? What does this tell you about God?
  2. Meditate on or journal the answers to the following questions.
    1. What does this passage teach me about God and His character?
    2. How does this aspect of God’s character change my view of myself?
    3. What should I do in response?

GOING DEEPER (optional): For further teaching and application, do one or more of the following:

  • Read chapter 8, “The Triumph of Grace Over Our Failure: Isaiah (6:1-13) in Isaiah: God Saves Sinners or listen to Ray Ortlund’s sermon series on line. (Most of the sermons correspond to the chapters in his book.)
  • Listen to the sermon(s) from Pastor Liam Goligher’s sermon series on Isaiah that go along with this week’s reading.

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