Gordon Kuhrt has written study notes for home groups for the Autumn 2013 teaching series on God's Mission in Isaiah and we have created a series of nine leaflets as PDF documents.
We're sending the set of PDFs to all home group leaders, they will also go out via email to the St Mary's community, and you can download them here too.
God’s Mission and Isaiah’s Preaching
Isaiah ministered in the southern kingdom of Judah in the second half of the 8th C BC. The previous few decades had been a period of extraordinary political power and economic prosperity – but accompanied by grave abuses in many areas of national life.
1 Isaiah 1:1-20 Rebellion against God – the great accusation
2 Isaiah 5: 1-13 Doing your own thing rather than God’s – the useless vineyard
3 Isaiah 6 Talking to people who will not hear – the prophet’s frustrating job
4 Isaiah 9:1-7 Making peace – the expected Messiah
5 Isaiah 11:1-11 A perfect King – and his kingdom (see chaps 11-12)
6 Isaiah 40:1-11 Hope for those in trouble – comfort in exile
7 Isaiah 42:1-9 and 43:1-4 God’s Servant – bringing light to the nations
8 Isaiah 52:13–53 Called to suffer – through humiliation to triumph
9 Isaiah 55 A free gift – invitation to the thirsty