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Pastor Post-September 23, 2020

It’s good to be off and running in our journey through Isaiah.  As you’ve been able to see already, this is a Book that pulsates with the gospel.  Isaiah is full of Jesus and the good news of the gospel!  

This week, we will look at one of the most famous passages from the book, Isaiah 6:1-10.  We’ll talk about “An Encounter and a Mission.”   

Up until this point in the Book, God has been the speaker.  Now, at the beginning of chapter 6, we see a testimony.  Isaiah is telling us about his encounter with God and his call to be a prophet.  

There is so much in this passage.  As you read and pray over it, consider the following questions:  

  • Isaiah’s encounter with God takes place “in the year that King Uzziah died.” Why might that be important?
  • What are the seraphim, and what is their significance? Why are they covering their eyes and feet?
  • Why is Isaiah so “undone” by his encounter with God?
  • How does the gospel bridge the divide between a holy God and sinners like us?
  • What is the significance of the coal from the altar? How might that relate to the cross?
  • Why is Isaiah willing to go on mission for God? Why don’t we share our faith more?
  • What is the significance of verses 9-10, which are quoted five times in the New Testament? What do these verses mean?  

We’ll talk about all of this, and more, on Sunday.  See you then!  

By His Grace, For His Glory, To The Nations,  

Dr. Thurman Hayes, Jr.