2023-01-26 06:41:17 · 53

163 Thrive Deeper: Isaiah 40-66

Episode Notes

• We’ve seen Isaiah’s message of both Judgement and Hope for Jerusalem • Isaiah made it clear through his messages that the people of Israel and Jerusalem had rebelled against God, amongst other things they had continued with their worship of idols, and treating the poor and less fortunate with contempt. • As a result of this rebellion, Isaiah tells the rulers that God is going to use both the nations of Assyria and then later Babylon to bring Israel’s kingdom to nothing through this act of judgement. It would be turned to rubble. But there would be a remnant. • As we concluded in Chapter 39, Isaiah predicts the fall of Jerusalem and to the Babylonians and then the exile that followed. • This all came to pass around 100 years after Isaiah had died. • Throughout Isaiah’s prophetic words of judgement there were also words of Hope. • Isaiah was looking forward to the new Jerusalem. A new kingdom where Gods rule would be restored – through a messianic King yet to come. • This would be a time when all nations would live together in peace. • This points forward to a figure who is called God’s Servant and who is going to fulfill God’s MISSION to bless ALL the nations. • 2 ways to respond to this message of hope from the Servant: o Respond in humility and repent, turn from their sin and accept what God has said in his judgement, but also in his mercy. We are forgiven. (The Servant’s/The Seed) o Reject the Servant and his servants (the Seed). Isaiah ends with a picture of the fulfillment of ALL of God’s covenant promises, through the suffering Servant King. Matt mentioned Sons of Korah's version of Isaiah 53. Here's a link to the video: https://youtu.be/wzlKxDvuvqQ

Meet The Presenters

Dr Matt Jacoby

Matt is the teaching pastor at his church in Victoria, Australia, lecturer at the Melbourne School of Theology, an author, a songwriter and, a musician leading the Psalms project band Sons of Korah.

Matt has a doctorate in philosophy and theology from the University of Melbourne, and is the author of the daily Bible reading guide Thrive launched in 2005. Matt's most recent work as an author is his book Deeper Places (Baker Books USA 2013) with an expanded edition released in 2019. In Deeper Places, Matt shares a rich portrait of authentic spirituality. A gifted teacher and Bible scholar, Matthew is invited to speak at conferences and churches where he brings a fresh but foundational perspective to Scripture.

“I do a lot of teaching these days in my various roles but I always see myself more as a learner. I love learning. I enjoy academic learning and because of that I am a perpetual student of many disciplines. But most of all I love learning to live life the way God made me to live it.” MJ

DJ Paine

DJ is a podcaster, photographer and has had a number of years experience as a Christian Radio Breakfast announcer. He would consider himself a professional Christian music geek & amateur Bible nerd. DJ was raised on the Gold Coast and studied at Word Of Life Bible College in Sydney.

Devoted husband of Benita Paine and proud of their three boys: the #BrothersPaine

“If you have ever wondered if God has a place for you in His plan... or if you have ever felt you are just a round peg trying to fit into a square hole... well I want to encourage you: if God can use a goof like me then we are all in good hands! I love the scriptures and if I can leave any legacy behind it is simply to say: read the Bible, the Bible is God’s light by which we can really see the universe.” DJ

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