Bible Stories for Adults



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    Next Week - Hezekiah Prays to God (2 Kings 18-20)
    Bible Words to Remember:
      I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" Isaiah 6:8

Opening Prayer

Jehu's Dynasty (2 Kings 10-15)
    What king of Israel fulfilled Elijah's prophesy that Ahab's evil family would be destrroyed?
      2 Kings 10:17
    How faithful was Jehu?
      2 Kings 10:28-29
    Who followed Jehu and how faithful was he?
      2 Kings 13:1-3
    Who came next and how faithful was his reign?
      2 Kings 13:10-11
    Who came next and how faithful was his reign?
      2 Kings 14:23-24
    Who came next and how faithful was his reign?
      2 Kings 15:8-9
    Why was Jehu blessed with 4 succeeding generations of kings?
      2 Kings 10:30

Israel's Last Kings (2 Kings 15)
    What happened that ended Jehu's dynasty?
      2 Kings 15:10
    Who came next and how faithful was his reign?
      2 Kings 15:14, 18
    How did God respond to the continual evils of Israel's kings?
      2 Kings 15:19
    Who came next and how faithful was his reign?
      2 Kings 15:23-24

    Why did Pekahiah reign only 2 years and who followed him?
      2 Kings 15:25, 28
    How did God respond to these continued evils?
      2 Kings 15:29
    Who came next and how faithful was his reign?
      2 Kings 15:30; 17:2 Hoshea assassinated Pekah, Evil in the eyes of the Lord
    How did God respond?
      2 Kings 17:5-6

God's Judgment on His People (2 Kings 17:7-23)
    What did God require of the kings of His people?
      1 Kings 11:37-38
    How faithful were the kings of Israel, the northern kingdom?
      2 Kings 17:21-22
    How faithful was Judah, the southern kingdom?
      2 Kings 17:19
    Did God give up on the people immediately after Jeroboam turned them away?
      2 Kings 17:13-14

The Prophet's Message (Isaiah 1)
    What did God do for Judah as the northern nation of Israel crumbled?
      Isaiah 1:1
    How does Isaiah begin his ministry?
      Isaiah 1:2-4

    Did God want His people to become more religious?
      Isaiah 1:11-14
    What did God want?
      Isaiah 1:16-17
    But what about their guilt of past evils? Was it too late to be accepted by God?
      Isaiah 1:18

    What would happen if the people returned to God?
      Isaiah 1:19
    What would happen if the people didn't return to God?
      Isaiah 1:20

The Prophet Foretells God's Judgment (Isaiah 6:8)
    How did God call Isaiah and how did Isaiah accept his call?
      Isaiah 6:1, 8
    What prophesy did Isaiah give against Israel and Aram?
      Isaiah 8:5-7 (see 7:1)

    What prophesy did Isaiah have for Judah?
      Isaiah 3:8-9
    Would this judgment permanently eliminate God's chosen people?
      Isaiah 1:25-26

Six Specific Promises of Hope

    The coming of a Messiah out of David's seed
Isaiah 11
    The birth of a new era
Isaiah 32
    The restoration of paradise
Isaiah 51
    The exaltation of Mount Zion
Isaiah 2
    The return of a remnant
Isaiah 10
    The suffering servant
Isaiah 53

The Coming of a Messiah Out Of David's Seed (Isaiah 11)
    Where do we first learn that a messiah will come from Judah?
      Genesis 49:1, 10
    What promise did God make to David that included the promised messiah?
      2 Samuel 7:16
    How did the prophet remind the Jews that David's kingdom would never end?
      Isaiah 9:6-7

    What kind of messiah would the Jews expect?
      Isaiah 11:1-5
    What would this messiah do for the nation?
      Isaiah 11:10, 12
    Why did Jesus tell his disciples not to tell others who he was?
      Luke 23:2 (Matthew 16:20)
    Did the disciples have a good grasp on Jesus' mission?
      Acts 1:6

The Birth of a New Era (Isaiah 32)
    What kind of new era did the prophet promise?
      Isaiah 32:1-4
    What atmosphere would be characteristic of this new era?
      Isaiah 32:16-18

The Restoration of Paradise (Isaiah 51)
    How would paradise be restored?
      Isaiah 51:3
    How peaceful will this paradise be?
      Isaiah 11:6-9

The Exaltation of Mount Zion (Isaiah 2)
    What was Mount Zion?
      Psalm 2:6
    How would Mount Zion be exalted?
      Isaiah 2:2-4
    Why would non-Jews want to learn of God and His ways?
      Isaiah 49:6

    How did Jesus clarify the nature of this new kingdom?
      John 18:36
      John 4:21-23
      Matthew 28:19-20

The Return of a Remnant (Isaiah 10)
    What would happen to the survivors of the house of Jacob?
      Isaiah 10:20-22

The Suffering Servant (Isaiah 53)
    What role of God's calling had the Jews forgotten?
      Isaiah 41:8-9
    How would God's new servant suffer for the sake of others?
      Isaiah 53:4-6, 10-11
    Isaiah's Four Servant Songs
      Isaiah 42:1-7
      Isaiah 49:1-6
      Isaiah 50:4-9
      Isaiah 52:13-53:12
    Did the prophets fully understand what God told them to say?
      1 Peter 1:10-12

Closing Prayer

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