It is a challenge but we try to take a book of the Bible and boil it down to one main idea. Why was this book written and what is the one big thing we need to walk away from God’s Word and apply to our lives. In Isaiah we have broken it down into a six week series.
2/21 Isaiah 1:1-18 â€œGetting to the Root of the Problemâ€
2/28 Isaiah 6:1-13 â€œWho Will Goâ€
3/7 Isaiah 7:10-16; 9:1-21 â€œA Sign from Godâ€
3/14 Isaiah 11:1-16 â€œA Different Kind of Kingâ€
3/21 Isaiah 40:1-31 â€œOur Creator Godâ€
3/28 Isaiah 53:1-12 â€œThe Burden Bearerâ€
We also need to be able to explain this “big idea” in such a way that the congregation can grasp it — we call this our “blurb:” Blurb Travel to any major city and you will find binoculars attached to major buildings overlooking the skyline. For a fee you can see the beauty of the landscape and take in the breathtaking scenery. But you just about always have to adjust the focus in order to see anything clearly. The book of Isaiah shows us how to turn our lives so that it comes into focus with Godâ€™s plan. He paid the price so that we can see it, but we have control over how in focus it is. Join us as we discover the wonder of this prophetic book and how you can get your life back into focus.
For every series we have a Scripture memory verse: Scripture Memory: Isaiah 53:5-6 Also, we encourage people to grow in their walk with Christ. So on our connection cards we have “Next Steps” for people to commit to. Afterward we follow up with the congregation via e-mails to encourage them to follow through with their commitment. Next Steps for Isaiah: 1. Memorize the memory verse for this series â€“ Isaiah 53:5-6.
2. Commit to read the entire book of Isaiah during this series.
3. Have a half-day prayer retreat where you seek to get your life focused.
4. Commit to sharing with someone how prophecy points to Jesus as the Messiah.
5. Commit to pray â€œ10 for 10â€ â€“ ten days for ten minutes for our Easter service, and fasting on April 1st. For this series we are using the book of Isaiah to guide us through a prayer retreat as well. Check it out at: http://daybreak.eventbrite.com/