Perhaps the most frequently quoted prophecy in scripture is the book of Isaiah. We hear of one sent to “Prepare the way of the Lord” and of one who will announce, “The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me…” The coming of a “wonderful counselor” is announced at Christmas. Through the church year, these beautiful and familiar words come to us through Isaiah.
In addition to this familiar treasure, Isaiah gave the people of Israel a way to look for a life with God in their presence for two particularly turbulent centuries. It continues to help both Jews and Christians do the same in the twenty five hundred years since it became a book.
Enter this beautiful, poetic writing to learn the ways of God in our lives and communities today.
Introduction to the Course
Week 1: The Prophetic Messenger and His Message
Week 2: God's Felling of Pride, Making Way for New Growth
Week 3: Promise in the Context of Renewed Judgement
Week 4: The Fulfillment of the Divine Word: God's Faithfulness to Israel
Week 5: God's Coming Vindication and Deliverance
Week 6: The Agents of God's Redemption
Week 7: God's Servant and God's Bride
Week 8: The Arm of God Manifest in Suffering