Sunday, September 30, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: Isaiah wrote, "Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor..."

2. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah charged, "But your  --------  have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His --------  from you, So that He will not -------- ."

3. Isaiah wrote of God in the new creation, "It shall come to pass That before they --------, I will-----,
And while they are still  --------, I will hear".

1. "His ear heavy, That it cannot hear" (Is. 59:1).
2. "Iniquities....face.....hear" (Is. 59:2).
3. "Call....answer....speaking" (Is. 65:24). 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1.  Fill in the blanks: Isaiah promised, "For you shall go out with  -------- , And be led out with 

2. Isaiah invited, "Arise, shine; For your  -------  has come! And the  -------  of the Lord is risen upon you."

3. Sentence completion: Isaiah, like Jeremiah, said, "We are the clay, and You our potter..."

1. "Joy...peace" (Is. 55:12). This describes the harmonious conditions of the Messiah's future kingdom.
2. "Light... glory" (Is. 60:1). This glad promise looks forward to the time of  God's great blessing on Israel when "the Gentiles shall come to your light" (v3).
3. And all we are the work of  Your hand" (Is, 64:8).

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: Isaiah wrote for God, For My thoughts are not your thoughts...."

2. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah appealed, "Let the wicked  -------  his way, And the unrighteous man his 
-------; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have  -------  on him."

3. Sentence completion: Isaiah wrote, "Seek the Lord while He may be found...."

1. "Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord" (Is. 55:8).  This was part of the Lord's rationale for human inability to comprehend He purposes.
2. "Forsake... thoughts..... mercy" (Is. 55:7).
3. "Call upon Him while He  is near" (Is. 55:7).

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah said, " ---------  to the Lord a  -------  song."

2. Sentence completion: Isaiah wrote, "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money...".

3. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah described Israel's sinfulness like this, "From the sole of the  ------  even to the  -----. There is no soundness in it, But  --------  and  --------  and putrefying sores."

1. "" (Is. 42:10).Isaiah called to all the nations to praise the Lord for the salvation He would achieve for all men (vv. 10-13).
2. "Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without  money and without price" (Is. 55:1).
God had prepared a spiritual feast for Israel, which they needed only to accept in total trust to enjoy. Instead they wasted their spirits on vain, idolatrous pursuits (v. 2).
3. "Foot...head...wounds...bruises" (Is. 1:6

Monday, September 24, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: "And He was  -------- with  the transgressors,  And He bore  the  -------  of many, And made  ------  for the   -------."

2. The Lord said through Isaiah about judgment, "For I will not  ------  forever, Nor will I always be 
-------. "

3. Through Isaiah,  God said, "I am  God, and there is  --------  like Me, Declaring the  ------ from the

1. "Numbered... sin... intercession... transgressors" (Is. 53:12).  Jesus was crucified with two thieves, He  bore the sins of the world, and He prayed for those who executed  Him while He hung on the cross (Matt. 27:38; Luke 23:34; I John 2:2).
2. "Contend...angry" (Is. 57:16).
3. "None... end...beginning" (Is. 46:9, 10).

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: "He was led as a lamb to the slaughter..."

2. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah said of Messiah, "For He was cut off from the  -----  of the  -----  ."

3. Isaiah wrote of Messiah, "Yet it pleased the Lord to  ------  Him; He has put Him to  ------."

1. "And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So  He opened not His mouth" (Is. 53:7).
Both  Matthew and Mark note Jesus' silence before His accusers and judges at His trials (Matt. 26:63; Mark 15:4,5).
2. '''' (Is.53:8).
3. "Bruise....grief  (Is. 53:10).

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Familiar Phrases

Petting Zoo at fair in Jonesboro Ar

1. Sentence completion: "Surely He has borne our griefs..."
2. "But  He  was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities..."
3. "All we like sheep have gone astray;..."
1. "And carried our sorrows" (Is. 53:4). The apostle Matthew applied this verse to the healing ministry of Jesus (Matt. 8:17).
2. "The  chastisement for our peace was upon Him. And by His stripes we are healed" (Is. 53:5).

3. "We  have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord  has laid on Him the iniquity of us all" (Is. 53:6).

Friday, September 21, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: Isaiah asked, "Who has believed our report ?...

2. Isaiah said of Messiah, "He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him..."

3. "He is despised and rejected by men...

1. "And to whom has had the arm of the Lord been revealed" (Is. 53:1). The apostle John applied this verse to the Jews as they rejected Jesus just before His crucifixion (John 12:38).
2. "There is no beauty that we should desire Him" (Is. 53:2).
3. "A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief" (Is. 53:3).

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah encouraged,  "Look to the  -------  from which you were hewn, And to the hole of the pit from which you were  ------ ."

2. Sentence completion: Isaiah  said, "How  beautiful upon the mountains..."

3. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah wrote of  Messiah, "So  His   -------  was marred more then any man, And His  -------  more then the sons of men."

1. "Rock...dug  (Is. 51:1). Isaiah was encouraging righteous Israelites to remember the character and faith of Abraham and Sarah (V. 2).
2. "Are the feet of  him who brings good news" (Is. 52:7).
3. "Visage...form" (Is. 52:14).

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: "There is  no   -------- , says the Lord, for the  -------  ."

2. In Isaiah, God said to Messiah, "I will also give You as a  -------  to the Gentiles, That You should be My  -------  to the ends of the earth.

3. In Isaiah, God said to Messiah, In an  -------  time I have  ------  You, And in the day of  ------  I have helped You."

1. "Peace...wicked"  (Is.48:22).  This was the Lord's summary statement about His judgment on Babylon ( vv. 20,21).
2."Light...salvation". (Is. 49:6).
3. "Acceptable...heard...salvation" (Is. 49:8).  Paul quoted this verse to the Corinthians and concluded. "Now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation" (2 Cor. 6:2).

Monday, September 17, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: In Isaiah, God promised, "I will pour My -------  on your descendants, And My 
---------  on your offspring."

2. Sentence completion: In Isaiah, the Lord desires, "That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that  there is none besides Me, I am the Lord..."

3. Fill in the blanks: In Isaiah, God called, "Listen to Me ... I am the   ------- , I am also the  ------- ."

1. "Spirit...blessing" (Is. 44:3).
2. "And there is no other" (Is. 45:6).
3. "First ... Last" (Is. 48:12).

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah said of Messiah, "A -------  reed He will not break, And  -------  flax He will not quench."

2. Sentence completion: Isaiah appealed for an audience, "Hear, you deaf; And  look, you blind..."

3. Fill in the blanks: In Isaiah, the Lord  predicted, "Behold, I will do a  -------  thing, Now it shall 
-------  forth."

1. Bruised...smoking" (Is. 42:3).
2. "That  you may see" (Is. 42:18).  The Lord was concerned that His servant Israel should be both deaf and blind toward the commands and signs given to her (v19).
3. "New...spring" (Is. 43:19). The new thing will be the restored nation of Israel related to the Lord by His new covenant (vv. 19-21).

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: Isaiah said, "But those who wait on the Lord Shall  renew their strength; They shall...

2. Fill in the blanks: In Isaiah, the Lord said  of  Messiah, I will keep You  and give You as a  -------- to the people, As a  ----------  to the Gentiles."

3. Isaiah said of Messiah, "He will not  ---------  out, nor raise His  ---------  , Nor cause His  -------,to be heard in the street."

1. "Mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint"
(Is. 40:31).
2. "Covenant...light" (Is. 42:6). When Jesus was eight days old, Simeon referred to this passage when he saw Mary and Joseph presenting Him as their firstborn (Luke 2:32).
3. "Cry...voice...voice" (Is. 42:2). Isaiah's lengthy statement about the gentleness of the Servant of the Lord (vv. 1-4) is quoted fully by Matthew because Jesus would not squabble with the Pharisees (Matt. 12:18-21). 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah said of the Lord, "Behold, His  ------- is with Him And His ------ before Him."

2. Isaiah said, Behold, the nations are as a  ------ in a  ------- , And are counted as the small dust on the scales."

3. Isaiah showed the need to wait on the Lord by saying, :Even the  ------- shall faint and be weary, And  the young men shall utterly ------ ."

1. "Reward....Work" (Is. 40: 10).
2. "Drop....bucket"  (Is. 40:15).
3. "Youths...fall" (Is. 40:30).

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah said, "All flesh is  ------, And all its loveliness is like the  ------ of the field."

2. Sentence completion: Isaiah said,  "The grass withers, the flowers fades, But..."

3. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah said, "O Zion, You who bring good tidings ... Say to the cities of  Judah, 'Behold ------  -------!'

1. "Grass...flower" (Is. 40:6).
2. "The word of our God stands forever" (Is. 40:8).
3. "Your God" (Is. 40:9).

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah said that  in the great judgment, "The ----- shall be rolled up like a  -----."

2. Isaiah predicted, "And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, And Zion with -----,  With everlasting ------  on their  ----."

3. Sentence completion: Isaiah said, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare...'

1. "Heavens...scroll" (Is. 34:4). Peter later wrote that Christians should be "looking for ... the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat" (2 Pet. 3:12).
2. ""(Is. 35:10).
3. "The way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God" (Is. 40:3). John  the Baptist performed  this function for Jesus in New Testament times (Matt. 3:3).

Monday, September 10, 2012

Familiar Phrases

Cornerstone of the Cathedral of Saint Paul in Macau (1602)

1. Sentence completion:  Isaiah said the unlearned should be taught "Precept upon precept, precept upon precept..."

2. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah quoted the Lord as saying, "Behold, I lay in Zion a  --------  for a foundation, A tried stone, a precious  -------- ."

3. Isaiah predicted a time when the Lord's people will hear a voice saying,  "This is the way, -------  in it."

1. Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little" (Is. 28:13).

2. "Stone...cornerstone" (Is. 28:16). Isaiah said the Lord intended to rebuild Jerusalem from that cornerstone with the measuring line of justice and the plummet of righteousness (v17).

3. "Walk" (Is. 30:21).

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah envisioned a messenger arriving to announce, "Babylon is  ------  ,is 
------ !"

2. Sentence completion: Isaiah said Judah ignored  God's call to mourn and chose instead to say, "Let us eat and drink, for --------  !"

3. Isaiah said of the Lord, "You will keep him in perfect peace..."

1. "Fallen...fallen"  (Is.21:8,9).  At the time of Isaiah, such an announcement was unthinkable.
2. "Tomorrow we die" (Is. 22:13).
3. "Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You" (Is. 26:3).

Friday, September 7, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah predicted a time when : "The wolf also shall dwell with the ------  , The leopard shall lie down with the young goat... And a little   -------  shall lead them."

2. Sentence completion: Isaiah predicted that when Messiah reigns, "The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord As ..."

3. Fill in the blanks: Isaiah wrote of the wicked one, "How you are  ------  from heaven, O ------,  son of the morning!"

1. "Lamb...child"  (Is. 11:6).
2. "The waters cover the sea"  (Is. 11:9).
3. "Fallen... Lucifer" (Is. 14:12).

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks:  Matthew quoted this verse from Isaiah to note its fulfillment in Jesus, "The people who walked in  ---------  Have seen a great  ---------  ; Those who dwelt in the land of the   -------  of death, Upon them a light has shined." 

2. Sentence completion:  Isaiah predicted about the Messiah, "For unto us a Child is born, Unto us..."

3. Isaiah predicted, "There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse..."

1. "Darkness...light...shadow" ( Is. 9:2).
2. "A Son is given; And the government will be upon  His shoulder. And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor. Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" (Is. 9:6). These  names reveal the deity of Christ as well as the majesty of His activity as Messiah.
3. "And a Branch shall grow out of his roots" (Is. 11:1). Jesse, David's father, was like an old tree from which sprang a new shoot that would overshadow the old.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Sentence completion: Isaiah told King Ahaz, :Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign:  Behold, the virgin shall conceive..."

"And  bear a Son , and shall call His name Immanuel"  (Is. 7:14).
To King Ahaz, this sign had to do with when Syria and Israel would no longer be a military threat against Judah (vv. 1, 16). A greater deliverance was also in the mind of God (Matt. 1:21-23).

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Familiar Phrases

1. Question:  What line cones after Isaiah's lament, "Woe is me, for I am undone"?

2. Fill in the blanks:  After Isaiah confessed his uncleanness, he said, "Then one of the ------  flew to me, having in his hand a live -------  which he had taken with the tongs from the  ------- ."

3. Sentence completion: After the seraphim cleansed the lips of Isaiah, he wrote, "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: 'Whom shall I send...'

1. "Because I am a man of unclean lips" (Is 6:5)
2. "Seraphim...coal...alter" (Is. 6:6). The live coal purged the iniquity from Isaiah's lips (v.7).
3. 'And who will go for Us ?' Then I said, 'Here am I! Send me' (Is. 6:8).

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Prophecy---Familiar Phrases

1. Fill in the blanks:  Isaiah quoted God who was displeased with Israel's sacrifices, "I have had enough of -------  ----------  of rams and fat of fed cattle.  I do not delight in the  --------  of bulls."

2. Isaiah said, "Woe to those who call  --------  --------.  Who put darkness for light.  Who  put bitter for sweet."

3. Sentence completion:  In Isaiah's vision of God, the seraphim said to one another, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts !--------

1. "Burnt offerings---blood" (Is. 1:11).
2. "Evil good" (Is. 5:20).
3. "The whole earth is full of His glory" (Is. 6:3).