Lesson 47: Revival and the Eagerness of God (65:1-25)

This week we are focusing on Isaiah 65:1-25. The following are some study suggestions to help you get started.

LIMITED TIME:

  1. Read through Isaiah 65:1-25.
  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 Isaiah 65:1-16.
    1. Paul quotes vv.1-2 in his letter to the Romans. How does Romans 10:11-21 inform your understanding of Isaiah?
    2. Isaiah describes two kinds of people: those who rebel and forsake God, and those who are His servants. What do you observe about these two groups of people and their destinies?
    3. Matthew 13:24-30 contains the parable of the wheat and tares. How might this parable help you understand Isaiah 65:8? Don’t miss God’s grace!!!
  2. Read God promises to judge rebels and save a remnant. He also promises a complete transformation and re-creation of heaven and earth.
    1. How does Isaiah describe this New Heaven, New Earth and New Jerusalem? Compare this description to Revelation 21.
    2. Check out Colossians 1:15-18 and 2 Corinthians 5:17. What else do you learn about the new creation that God has begun?

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

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away;

 behold, the new has come.”

~ 2 Corinthians 5:17~

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