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Day 3 - Isaiah prophecizes the birth of a child who will bring God among us and destroy our enemy

Quiet Time Advent Bible Study

Throughout the Bible we read the central theme of waiting, anticipation and desire for the “coming”; the coming of our savior and our Lord.

Coming has been celebrated as a season, called Advent, throughout church history in the weeks prior to Christmas.

TJC as a body of believers will be studying the Bible together in the four major coming themes of hope, love, joy and peace.

Join us on this journey, as we all go deeper into the word. For many Bible study is an old habit, for others it’s intimidating. Press in with us and embrace spending quality time, reading and reflecting on brief verses, and hearing from God.

Each of four weeks we will be looking at an essential verse, each day that points to Christ as our hope, our love, our joy, and our sense of peace. Each week we will introduce a new skill for you to practice and use in drawing closer to our Lord Jesus. As we celebrate his coming and await his return.

 

Week 1: HOPE

Day 3 - Isaiah prophecizes the birth of a child who will bring God among us and destroy our enemy

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BIBLE STUDY

14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.[a] 15 He shall eat butter and honey when he knows to refuse the evil and choose the good. 16 For before the child knows to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land whose two kings you abhor shall be forsaken.

Isaiah 7:14-16 (WEB)


COMMENTARY

We live in a time that makes it so easy to research and study the Bible with countless online resources. Early Christians had historic Jewish manuscripts and had to memorize scriptures. The book of Isaiah was very popular. In Isaiah, especially chapter 7, believers read a promise that God will destroy His enemies.

Isaiah illustrates an 18th-century BC prophecy, that God will destroy his enemies in Ephraim and Syria. In these verses, a child is born of a young woman (not necessarily a virgin), and the enemy will be destroyed before the child is weaned.

At Christmas, we often read Matthew using Isaiah 7:14 to interpret Jesus's virgin birth.

Today we are reflecting in our quiet time on the major theme of hope that God promises to destroy His enemies. That is not quite the loving nativity scene and story we share with our kids. But Kingdom man - get real about this hope - that indeed Satan is defeated and will be destroyed by God and His son our savior Jesus Christ.


QUIET TIME CHALLENGE

During this Advent, we are going to learn the Every Man a Warrior Method for Bible Study.


Click Here to See the Complete Study Method


Today, we focus on “Major Themes that I see in this Scripture”. What are the “Major Themes” that you see in today’s Scripture reading?


  1. Find a Quiet Place.

  2. Pray to Jesus Christ and ask for his presence guiding you in your studies.

  3. Re-read the Verses Above and ask yourself:



Can you complete the TJC Quiet Time Challenge? We’re challenging men to follow the Every Man a Warrior Method for Bible Study. We have a special web page where you can do your quiet times in accordance with this amazing method. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR QUIET TIME JOURNAL


ABOUT EVERY MAN A WARRIOR

Every Man A Warrior is a discipleship Bible study that “Helps Men Succeed in Life". It helps them win the battles they fight every day. Since 2011, 50,000 men in 40 countries and in 18 languages have been impacted by the Every Man A Warrior curriculum. The Every Man A Warrior ministry joined Trans World Radio (TWR) in 2017 in order to take discipleship around the world. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EMAW and learn about how you can implement this training series in your men’s group.



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