Isaiah 35:1-10 ESV
Community Group Questions
- What is the context of Isaiah 35? If you didn’t know anything about the social/national/political/religious situation at this time, what could you infer from this chapter, and say, the one before it?
- Chapter 35 was written a long, long time ago. To a different people, no less, far removed from Bellingham, Washington. Why is this chapter significant to us today?
- What kinds of imagery does Isaiah use, and why? For example, what is communicated by a blossoming desert?
- What does chapter 35 tell us about God? What does it tell us about ourselves?
- Isaiah is describing a new creation, a reversal of the curse of Eden. Who accomplishes this new creation, and how?
- If all you had was chapter 35, could you use it to explain the gospel of Jesus Christ to someone? What would you say?
Family Worship Questions
- Read Isaiah 35:1-10 & Discuss:
- Have you ever been to a real desert? What did it feel like? Did you like it? Were you really thirsty? How is a life apart from God like that desert?
- Isaiah describes places on the earth, and people on the earth, that are completely changed. How are they changed? Who changes them and why? How can we be changed?
- What kind of a road does Isaiah describe? What are the people like who are on this road? Where does this road lead?
- Sing: O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.