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Preaching Isaiah

Overview

The world-changing Assyrian conquest of Israel and much of Judah forms the backdrop for Isaiah's prophetic anticipation of God's deliverance, both temporal and specific to Judah but also everlasting and open to all who believe around the world. Our church calendar—indeed, our very salvation—hinges on the promises of this crucial book. We turn during Christmas to worshiping God with Us (Is. 7:14), the child called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Is. 9:6-7). We turn on Good Friday and Easter to remembering the Suffering Servant (Is. 52:13-53:12). Every day we give thanks to the preacher who brings good news to the poor (Is. 61:1-3). And by Jesus' Resurrection all who believe will one day enjoy fellowship with him in the new heavens and new earth (Is. 65:17-25).

Recommended Resources

Workshops

Approaching Prophetic Literature Jun 01, 2012 | Author: Barry G. Webb | Topic: Isaiah | Category: courses
Know and Trust Your God Jun 01, 2012 | Author: David Jackman | Topic: Isaiah | Category: courses
How to Preach Isaiah 6 Jun 01, 2012 | Author: D.A. Carson | Topic: Isaiah | Category: courses
Instruction on Isaiah Jun 01, 2012 | Author: David Jackman | Topic: Isaiah | Category: courses

Interviews

Isaiah by the Day

Alec Motyer
Renowned scholar Alec Motyer extols the prophet who saw the coming King and Savior. He helps us read Isaiah as a book---with a single theme and a coherent development.

Books

Unlocking Isaiah for the Bible Teacher

David Jackman
This isn't a commentary but a useful resource which will help pastors, small group leaders, and even youth workers communicate a message of grace when speaking from the book of Isaiah. It also provides help in planning and executing particular lessons with background, structure, key points, and application.

Christ and His People in the Book of Isaiah

David Peterson
Rooted in biblical theology, Peterson provides a model for how to preach the Old Testament as Christian Scripture. In their original context, and through their use by New Testament writers, these chapters Peterson examines provide a framework for understanding God's purposes for the world, and the central role of the Messiah in their accomplishment.

Songs of the Servant: Isaiah’s Good News

Henri Blocher
A masterly survey of the four Christ-anticipating poems known as the "Servant Songs."

Isaiah

John Calvin
Calvin delights to point out the numerous passages that were fulfilled during Christ's earthly ministry, and with anticipation expounds on those yet to be realized. Accordingly he explains Isaiah's emphasis on God's attributes and the prophet's message that salvation is God's chief work.

Isaiah: God Saves Sinners

Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.
In this expository commentary, Ortlund argues that Isaiah imparts a unified vision of God throughout all sixty-six chapters. The message, shown thoroughly and thoughtfully, will reignite a passion for God's glory in the hearts of believers and will present that glory clearly and potently to those who have yet to be brought to saving faith.

The Message of Isaiah

Barry G. Webb
Webb calls Isaiah the "Romans" of the Old Testament, where all the threads come together and the big picture of God's purposes for his people and for his world are most clearly set forth. Attuned to the magnificent literary architecture of Isaiah, Webb escorts us through this prophecy and trains our ears and hearts to resonate with its great biblical-theological themes.

The Book of Isaiah: Chapters 1-39

John N. Oswalt
A detailed, scholarly, evangelical two-volume commentary on Isaiah. In addition to an extensive introduction and bibliography, Oswalt offers detailed, verse-by-verse commentary. Although a Hebrew background would maximize its usefulness, the majority of the commentary will be useful to studious laypeople as well.

The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction and Commentary

Alec Motyer
Motyer emphasizes the grammatical, historical, structural, literary, and theological dimensions of the text. Preachers, teachers and serious Bible students of all types will find this commentary a wise, winsome and welcome guide to the prophecy of Isaiah.

Good Preaching Examples

The Gospel and Your Self Jun 01, 2012 | Author: Tim Keller | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
Justice Jun 01, 2012 | Author: Tim Keller | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
The Gospel Jun 01, 2012 | Author: Tim Keller | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
Isaiah 63-65 Jun 01, 2012 | Author: David Jackman | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
When My Faith Shall Be Sight – Isaiah 56-66 Jun 01, 2012 | Author: Greg Gilbert | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
Isaiah 50-51 Jun 01, 2012 | Author: David Jackman | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
Prepare the Way of the Lord (Isaiah 40:1-11) Jun 01, 2012 | Author: James Hamilton | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
The Message of Isaiah Jun 01, 2012 | Author: Mark Dever | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
Isaiah 7-8 May 31, 2012 | Author: David Jackman | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
Isaiah 30 May 31, 2012 | Author: David Jackman | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
Crushed for Our Iniquities Feb 11, 2011 | Author: Mark Dever | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
Supremacy: God Over Nations Jan 01, 2000 | Author: Ray Ortlund Jr. | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
Comfort My People Jan 01, 2008 | Author: Iain Duguid | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
The Holiness of God Jan 01, 2000 | Author: R.C. Sproul | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
Justice and Love Jan 01, 2000 | Author: Alistair Begg | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
Babylon: No Refuge for God’s People Jan 01, 2008 | Author: Andy Davis | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
The Gospel According to Isaiah Dec 08, 2004 | Author: Ligon Duncan | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons
A Child Will Be Born To Us (Isaiah 8:11-9:7) Nov 28, 2004 | Author: D. A. Carson | Topic: Isaiah | Category: sermons

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