Episode #12- Isaiah Study- Isaiah 58

Trent Dibell and Ben Jennings talk about the impact of authentic worship in our own lives and in our communities.

SESSION 12- WORSHIP ISAIAH 58:1-12

SUBJECT:  WORSHIP

CENTRAL THEME:  PURSUING AUTHENTIC WORSHIP

OBJECTIVE SENTENCE:  WE SHOULD PURSUE AUTHENTICITY IN OUR WORSHIP FOR THREE REASONS.

REASON #1- GOD REJECTS EMPTY WORSHIP. V.1-5

REASON #2- GOD EXPECTS AUTHENTIC WORSHIP. V.6-7

REASON #3- GOD BLESSES OBEDIENT WORSHIP. V.8-12

Episode #11- Isaiah Study- Isaiah 53

Enjoy this discussion of Isaiah 53 with Ben Jennings and Brian Berry as they look into the text for Session 11 of the Explore the Bible Study in Isaiah.

Every person can recognize Christ as Messiah by understanding 5 predictions about His first coming.

  • Prediction #1- He will be shunned. (v.1-3)
  • Prediction #2- He will be sacrificed. (v.4-6)
  • Prediction #3- He will be silent. (v.7-9)
  • Prediction #4- He will be satisfied. (v.10-12)
  • Prediction #5- He will be successful. (52:13-15)

Isaiah 52:13-53:12  Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.  (14)  As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:  (15)  So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.  (53:1)  Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?  (2)  For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.  (3)  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  (4)  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  (5)  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  (6)  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.  (7)  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.  (8)  He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.  (9)  And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.  (10)  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.  (11)  He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.  (12)  Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Epidsode #10- Isaiah Study- Revealing Christ’s Mission

Brian Berry and Ben Jennings discuss Isaiah 49, an incredible foretelling and description of the mission of God being revealed and fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

ISAIAH SESSION 10

Subject: Mission

Central Theme: Revealing of Christ’s Mission

Objective Statement:

WE CAN HAVE CONFIDENCE IN CHRIST’S MISSION TO THE NATIONS BY SEEING THREE ASPECTS OF HIS MISSION REVEALED IN ISAIAH 49:1-7.

1. THE PARTIES OF THE MISSION (V.1-7)

  • Gentiles
  • God the Father
  • The Servant/Messiah
  • Israel

2. THE SERVANT OF THE MISSION (V.1-5)

  • Called (v.1)
  • Concealed (v.2-3)
  • Commissioned (v.4-5)

3. THE PURPOSE OF THE MISSION (V.5-7)

  • Restoration of Israel (v.5-6)
  • Salvation of the Nations (v.6)
  • Worship of God (v.7)

Episode #9- Isaiah Study- Prioritizing God

Aaron White and Ben Jennings discuss the difference between our God and idols. What is an idol, and why should we prioritize God?

Session 9- Prioritizing God Isaiah 46:1-13

We should prioritize God over idols because of 3 contrasts made in Isaiah 46.

Contrast #1- Idols are carried by their worshippers. God carries His worshippers. v.1-7.
Contrast #2- Idols cannot work. God is at work. v.7-11
Contrast #3- Idols cannot save. God will save. v. 12-13