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Reverse the Curse

December 13, 2020 Speaker: AJ Roberts Series: Far As the Curse is Found

Passage: Isaiah 7:1–7:17

God desires to live among us, despite our foolish rejection of Him. 

 

Reading Plan:

Monday: Genesis 3 

Tuesday: Isaiah 6 

Wednesday: 2 Kings 16 

Thursday: Isaiah 7 

Friday: Isaiah 8 

Saturday: Isaiah 7:16; Isaiah 8:3-4 

Sunday: Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-23

 

Questions: 

  1. ICE BREAKER: Have you considered the biblical counseling training conference (BCTC 2021) that is going to be hosted at 50 Monroe in February? 
  2. There is a lot of Old Testament history behind Isaiah 7. How do you think having a grasp of that history might help us live faithful lives as Christians in the 21st century? 
  3. Clearly from Isaiah 7:1-6, King Ahaz was unable to deliver himself from the hands of his enemies. When was the last time you were at the end of your rope and realized there was nothing you could do about it? How did you respond? 
  4. In light of King Ahaz's terrifying situation, God simply commanded Ahaz to "be careful, be quiet..." Share any experience you may have had when you tried to adopt a Psalm 46:10 lifestyle. 
  5. God calls us to put our trust in Him. What are some practical ways we could encourage each other in this direction? 
  6. In the Old Testament, we read of promises made by God. In the New Testament, we read of promises kept by God. Compare Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:18-23. How do you feel when you read about these kinds of links in the Bible? Are there others that you can think of to share with the group? 
  7. Many around us are in despair during the holiday season. Who are you hoping to invite to our Christmas Eve services? Don't forget to RSVP!

 

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