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Searching for Lasting Peace

December 17, 2023
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Rob Walls connects the dots between Isaiah’s challenging role in a chaotic and despairing society, the skepticism he faced, and the ultimate fulfillment of his prophecies in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Follow along in Isaiah 9.

Key Takeaways

  • Isaiah faced an extremely difficult assignment. He was a prophet in a time of spiritual waywardness.
  • Isaiah’s prophecy came in the context of a world filled with despair and conflict.
  • The humble circumstances of Jesus’ birth contrasted the impact of His birth.
  • Isaiah’s description of Jesus’ titles and roles are powerful commentaries on His character.
  • God’s promises endure despite human doubt.
  • The unchanging nature of Jesus is the only source of lasting peace. Ultimately, Isaiah’s message  is about Jesus Christ – His humble birth, His sacrificial death and triumphant resurrection. He is the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy and the only path to true peace.

Questions for Further Study

  • In what ways does understanding the nature of Jesus as the Prince of Peace impact our daily lives?
  • What anxieties or concerns do you need to bring before God today?
  • How does the peace of God differ from the world’s understanding of peace? (Cf. John 16:33; Philippians 4:7)
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