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- Rightly Defining Prophet, Prophecy and Prophesy (Ex 7:1, Rev 19:10)
- Isaiah – Who, what, when
- Who was Isaiah? (Is 1:1, 6:3, 2Kings 19-20, 2Chr 26 & 32)
- What did he say?
- When did he live, work, and die? (Heb 11:37)
- Isaiah 1
- A Divine Lawsuit (Isa 1:2, Dt 31:28)
- A Family Relationship with Discipline (Heb 12:7, 9-10)
- God and his people are a family.
- The pain of a broken relationship
- The people are worse than animals (Is 1:3)
- What’s the problem? 4 descriptions of Judah’s Moral state (Isa 1:4)
- First – sinful nation. (Judg 20:16)
- Second – Laden with iniquity
- Third – offspring of evildoers
- Fourth – Children who deal corruptly (Lev 22:25)
- What’s the effect of this? (Isa 1:5)
- Threat of punishment & Lack of protection (Isa 1:7-9)
- Continuous Rebellion (Rom 1:24, 26, 28)
- Deformation of humanity (Isa 1:6)
- What was the Specific sin of the nation? (Is 1:10)
- What it isn’t: (Isa 1:11)
- What it is. An issue of the heart and a failure to understand repentance (Isa 1:21-23)
- What does God want? (Isa 1:16-17)
- God is inviting his people to a way of living that melds cleanness of heart with cleanness of life.
- In the courtroom God is saying to his very religious people – do this!
- The Conundrum: Can we stop doing evil?
- God wants us to live holy lives in service of others
- God wants to see our sin washed away (Is 1:18-19)
 Joseph Alexander’s Prophecies of Isaiah, Scribner & Sons, ©1865 p1