Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chrsitmas Peace (Isaiah 11:1-10)

  • As a group, read Isaiah 11:1-10.  Pay special attention to verses 6-10.
  • What do you think is meant by “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse”?
  • What do verses 6-10 tell you about the world once “Jesse’s shoot” arrives?
  • If world peace were to happen today, what would it look like?  Would you describe it the same way as Isaiah?
  • The Jewish believers thought that the Messiah would bring peace when he arrived.  What things did Jesus do to promote peace during his time on earth?
  • Should Christians be concerned about peace?  Why or why not?
  • Can individuals live at peace even in a world that knows no peace?  How?
  • What can/should Christians do to promote peace in our world?

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