Lesson Plan - Get It!
Imagine you could relive one day in your life and enjoy it all over again. What day would it be? Discuss your answer with a family member or teacher, then read on about an amazing prophecy!
Those important days in our lives are easily remembered, including every detail.
But it is important to remember that we are looking at that image from an historical perspective.
GOD IS ABLE TO DO THIS!
Bottom Line: Jesus' life and sacrifice were planned by God well before he came to Earth.
Read Isaiah 53
Isaiah 53 reads like a summary of the entire New Testament!
700 B.C., the year Isaiah wrote this prophecy, was about 730 years before Christ fulfilled each prediction!
Read Isaiah 53 with a parent, friend, or pastor, and discuss these questions to help you better understand Isaiah's prophecy:
List the phrases in Isaiah 53:4-6 that have "our," "we," or "us" as part of them. They show what we contribute to the process of salvation. Notice, we do not see our good works listed!
List the verbs in Isaiah 53:4-6 that describe his suffering.
The last portion of Isaiah 53:4 suggests that some people misinterpret why Jesus died. What is the reason mentioned in this line? From Isaiah 53:5, what would you say was the reason for the Servant's suffering?
Isaiah 53:7 best describes what part of Jesus' life? Explain.
Rewrite Isaiah 53:8 in your own words. List the oppressive acts that took place before his death. Search and see if anyone understood why Jesus died (He died for his people's sins). Explain how this misunderstanding of a person's life work is hard to take.
Jesus had no permanent site for a burial. It was as if he belonged to no one. How did Isaiah 53:9 literally come true? Is this a fit way to bury an upright and godly leader? Why is this important?
Jesus was terribly humiliated through his death on the cross. Share and pray together about situations we might need to experience as humbling times in order to faithfully serve others, even if they don't appreciate our faithfulness. You might refer to other scriptural figures like Joseph, Daniel, and Jeremiah.
Who killed Jesus? Whose fault was it? Discuss God's plan revealed in Isaiah 53:10.
What three important results happened because of Christ's death as stated in Isaiah 53:10?
Explain how God saves people. How does Isaiah 53:10 relate to this?
What does "his offspring" refer to in Isaiah 53:10? Compare to Romans 5:12-21.
After completing, you can check your answers with Who Christ Is: The Prophecy Answers from Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar.
Once you have absorbed much of Isaiah 53, continue on to the Got It? section to make it practical.