Praying for Revival

Lesson 13 - February 25, 2018

Focus Text: Isaiah 63:15-64:12

Central Truth: The prayer of all Christians is that God would make His presence known so that all nations would recognize His greatness.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students will have learned from Isaiah how to petition God for the revival of His people.

Lesson Outline:

  1. The Identity of God's People (Isaiah 63:11-19)
  2. The Cry of God's People (Isaiah 64:1-4)
  3. The Confession of God's People (Isaiah 64:5-12)

Engaged in Mission

Lesson 12 - February 18, 2018

Focus Text: Isaiah 61:1-11

Central Truth: Because the Holy Spirit dwells in them, the mission of all Christians is to bring restoration to the broken of earth.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students will understand that to be true followers of Jesus, Christians must be driven by a spirit of mission to bring restoration to the broken of earth.

Lesson Outline:

  1. The Spirit of the Christian's Mission (Isaiah 61:1-3)
  2. The Goal of the Christian's Mission (Isaiah 61:4-9)
  3. The Joy of the Christian's Mission (Isaiah 61:10-11)

Finding Meaning in Suffering

Lesson 11 - February 11, 2018

Focus Text: Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Central Truth: While no suffering is pleasant, God often chooses to make suffering the birthplace of blessing.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students will understand that just as God used suffering in the life of Jesus to bring salvation to the world, He can cause our suffering to also bear precious fruit.

Lesson Outline:

  1. Rejected by Others (Isaiah 52:13-53:3)
  2. Punished for Others (Isaiah 53:4-9)
  3. Exalted by God (Isaiah 53:10-12)

Encouragement for the Downcast

Lesson 10 - February 4, 2018


Focus Text: Isaiah 51:1-16

Central Truth: God’s people will always find encouragement when they truly seek and listen to the Lord of hosts.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students will have found encouragement because they have clarified their focus (vs. 1-8); expressed their need (vs. 9, 10); and listened to the Lord of hosts speak (vs. 11-16).

Lesson Outline:


  1. Clarifying Our Focus (Isaiah 51:1-8)
  2. Expressing Our Need (Isaiah 51:9-10)
  3. Listening to Our God (Isaiah 51:11-16)

A Model for Servants

Lesson 9 - January 28, 2018

Focus Text: Isaiah 42:1-12

Central Truth: As servants of God all Christians seek to model their lives after God’s perfect Servant.

Objective: After comparing their lives with the perfect Servant, my students will be prepared to share at least one area of their lives that needs attention if they are to be like the model Servant of Isaiah 42.

Lesson Outline:

  1. The Character to Which Christians Aspire (Isaiah 42:1-4)
  2. The Mission Christians Pursue (Isaiah 42:5-9)
  3. The Song Christians Sing (Isaiah 42:10-12)

Who is God?

Lesson 8 - January 21, 2018

Focus Text: Isaiah 40:12-18, 25-31

Central Truth: The mission of the Church is to know God and to make Him known.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students will be able to share three facts about God that motivate them to want to make Him known.

  1. Our God is Wise (Isaiah 40:12-18)
  2. Our God is Sovereign (Isaiah 40:25-26)
  3. Our God is Strong (Isaiah 40:27-31)

Trusting God in the Dark (Act 2)

Lesson 7 - January 14, 2018

Focus Text: Isaiah 37:8-20, 36-38

Central Truth: Praying to God is not an act of desperation, but an expression of deep trust in God.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students will be able to identify three ways that imitating Hezekiah’s actions in the dark gives us hope in our dark times.

Lesson Outline:

  1. "When Darkness Surrounds Me" (Isaiah 37:8-13)
  2. "I Will Trust in God" (Isaiah 37:14-20)
  3. "And He Will Deliver Me" (Isaiah 37:36-38)

The Glorious Hope

Lesson 6 - January 7, 2018

Focus Text: Isaiah 11:1-12

Central Truth: In a world of darkness, Christians must be known as people of hope.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students will be able to identify three ways they can be known as people of hope in a world of darkness.

Lesson Outline:

  1. The Glorious Hope: Righteousness (Isaiah 11:1-5)
  2. The Glorious Hope: Peace (Isaiah 11:6-10)
  3. The Glorious Hope: Victory (Isaiah 11:11-12)

Calling: The Fruit of Cleansing

Lesson 5 - December 31, 2017

Focus Text: Isaiah 6:1-10

Central Truth: Cleansing from sin should always produce a passion for proclaiming the Word of the Lord.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to identify ways the passionate Christian can proclaim the Word of the Lord.

Lesson Outline:

  1. The God Who Calls (Isaiah 6:1-4)
  2. The Hindrance to Hearing God's Call (Isaiah 6:5)
  3. The Hindrance Removed (Isaiah 6:6-7)
  4. The Call of God Explained (Isaiah 6:8-10)

God’s Providences

Lesson 13 - November 26, 2017

Focus Text: Genesis 37:23–28, 36; 39:19–23; 41:37–41

Central Truth: God works through our circumstances to fulfill His purposes.

Objective: By the end of this lesson my students should be able to give examples how God works through various circumstances to accomplish His will.

Lesson Outline:

  1. Sold into Slavery (Genesis 37:23–28, 36)
  2. Betrayed by a Lie (Genesis 39:19–23)
  3. Promoted (Genesis 41:37–41)