The Prophecy of ISAIAH - Class Notes

This is a webpage that contains notes, slides and resources from our recent classes. 
Session 1 - Tuesday, Jan. 5 @ 12:00 noon
  • Chris provided an introduction to what we'll be studying in this class. Much of this study is based on the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible.
  • He also shared a resource for this study: Isaiah: Prophet of Righteousness and Justice by by Yoel Bin-Nun and Binyamin Lau. (Caveat: these authors come from a Jewish perspective that doesn't recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah.)
  • Chris shared an image that depicts how we can become surrounded or imprisoned by things that grow around us. 
  • Click here to access the slides 
  • Homework:
    1)  Read Isaiah Chapters 1-6 (read in totality 2-3 times)
    2)  Reflect particularly on Isaiah 1:16-17, "Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean ..." What ways you need to be “baptized” or cleansed again?
Session 2 - Tuesday, Jan. 12 @ 12:00 noon
  • Everyone shared their reflections as they read chapters 1-6 this past week, and answering the questions that Chris sent to those who attended last week.
  • Chris shared about the context and history around the time Isaiah is referencing in the Assyrian Empire (745-701 BC).
  • Download Chris' slides here.  
  • Much of God’s message is about caring for the poor, impoverished and oppressed. He condemned those who took advantage of others. 
  • Chris concluded with a photo of an owl with her chicks. They are resting under her wings. When God lifts His protection, destruction is inevitable. 
  • Chris asked the class to help in a Coat Drive for the Lynnwood Police Department on Sunday. 
  • Homework - dwell in Isaiah Chapter 6 all week long.