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Week Sixteen (Sermon on Chapter 16 will be on 2/7):
Chapter 16: The Beginning of the End
Focus: Hezekiah, Isaiah
Related Bible Text: 2 Kings 17-19; Isaiah 3; 6; 13-14; 49; 53

Discussion Sessions:
Wednesday: 10:10 AM
Thursday: 6:45 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM

Questions to think about as you read (page 480 at back of book)

  1. Why did Hezekiah experience so many difficulties?  Does obedience to God guarantee prosperity?
  2. When Hezekiah received an intimidating letter from his enemies, he “went up to the temple of the Lord and spread it out before the Lord.”  When have you reacted to an attack or urgent problem with a similar attitude?
  3. What were some of the main themes in Isaiah’s prophecies?
  4. How could God be merciful to his people in light of their actions toward him?
  5. How has God shown mercy to you?
  6. Isaiah foretold the rise and fall of nations.  Is God still in control of world events in our day?

Fun games to play (courtesy of D. Pleacher, First Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins CO)