a) Verses: List the verses’ numbers for this study and begin to write down a short phrase or a single
word from each verse that will remind you what is happening in that verse.
1-2) Listen Jacob, do not fear
3) I'll pour out my Spirit & blessing on descendants
4-5) they will be mine
6) I AM first and last
7) no one like me
8) did I not foretell this?
9-11) those who create idols will be shamed
12-17) their efforts are futile
18) they know nothing
19) they have no knowledge
20) they cannot save themselves
21) remember Jacob, you are my servant
22) return to me
23) shout loud - I have redeemed you
24) I AM the Lord - your redeemer
25) who turns the wise to nonsense
26-27) who fulfills predictions
28) Cyrus will decree -rebuild temple
b) Divisions: For each division, write a short, but complete sentence describing the key action and
character in that division. Keep your sentence factual as opposed to spiritual.
1-5) The Lord has chosen Israel to be His.
6-23) Pursue the Lord, not worthless idols.
24-28) God will restore the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
c) Subject Sentence: From your divisions, combine the central thoughts into a subject sentence of 10
words or less. This must be a complete sentence with a subject and verb.
God has chosen Israel, but rejected those who build idols.
d) AIM: Find the compelling motive of this passage that would cause you to change your life.
Cause my audience to pursue the one true God rather than chase after worthless idols.
e) Applications: Go back and look at your divisions. Generally, you should try to write at least one
application for each of your divisions.
1. How should knowing that God goes before you change the way you live?
2. Who or what are you pursuing more than you pursue God?
3. Can you truly say that you serve the one true God with all your heart?
4. In what ways has God restored your life?
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