On Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Wildwood Community Church, I preached a sermon based on Isaiah 42:1-7. This message was part 3 of the “Christmas Light” sermon series. Below you will find a set of questions connected to this message for personal reflection or group discussion.
- Read Isaiah 42:1-7
- What are some examples you can think of where you have felt “stuck”? Could be stuck in a circumstance, stuck in a sin, etc.?
- Jesus has come to unstick the stuck! We see that in Isaiah’s “servant song” looking towards the person and work of Jesus. This song talks about Jesus as bringing justice to the world. Where in our world do you see things “stuck” in injustice? Don’t you long for a day when this injustice will come to an end?
- Jesus also is said to come bringing compassion. He cares for the weak and wounded. What does this tell you about God’s heart for you . . . and for those around you?
- Jesus also “turns on the light” so that we can see spiritually. Think of that moment when you first came to faith in Christ. How did Jesus “turn on the light” for you to come into a relationship with Him? Who/what did He use to get your attention?
- Jesus has come to set the captives free from their sins. Do you feel “chained” to any particular sin in your life right now? How does this passage encourage you as you deal with the failures of your past (and present)?
- What is one particular application you took away from this message?
To access these questions in pdf format, click here.