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Read Ephesians 1:3-14

1. Copy Ephesians 1:5 here.

2. What does it mean that God has predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ?

3. What do the following verses teach?
▸ Romans 8:14-17

▸ Galatians 4:4-7

4. As you consider this study, what does your heart long to tell the Father? For what are you grateful? Pour out your thanks to God for all that He has done, is doing and will do for you and on your behalf.


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Read Ephesians 1:3-14

1. Copy Ephesians 1:7b here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

2. What does it mean that we have forgiveness of sins?

3. Who has the power to forgive sins?

4. What do the following verses teach?

▸ Romans 3:23-26
▸ 1 John 4:10
▸ Revelation 1:5


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Read Ephesians 1:3-14

1. List all the things God had done for believers according to this passage.

2. Copy Ephesians 1:7a here.

3. What does it mean to have redemption (be redeemed)?

4. From what are we redeemed?

5. What do the following verses teach?
▸ Psalm 49:7-8

▸ Matthew 20:28

▸ Galatians 3:13

▸ Galatians 4:5

▸ Titus 2:14

▸ Hebrews 9:12

▸ 1 Peter 1:18-19



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Read Isaiah 66 (the last chapter of Isaiah!)
1. What does Isaiah 66:1 teach us about where God dwells?

2. What do you learn from the following verses?
□ 2 Chronicles 6:18

□ Matthew 5:34-35

□ Acts 7:48-49

□ Acts 17:24

3. Who does God say He will look upon in Isaiah 66:2?

4. What does God promise in Isaiah 66:3-4? To whom?

5. What does God say about Jerusalem in Isaiah 66:5-13?

6. What does God promise to the servants of God in Isaiah 66:24? To his enemies?

7. What prophecy is given in Isaiah 66:15-17?

8. What promise does God make to those who are scattered in Isaiah 66:18- 21?

9. What promise to the faithful do you find in Isaiah 66:22-23?

10. What does God promise to those who have transgressed against Him in Isaiah 66:24?

11. What are some of the things that struck you as you studied the book of Isaiah?

12. What have you learned from Isaiah that you can apply to your life today?

13. How have you been changed by your study of the book of the prophet Isaiah?

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Isaiah 65

Read Isaiah Chapter 65
1. Who is God talking about in Isaiah 65:1? How do you know?

2. What do you learn from the following verses?
□ Romans 9:24-26, 30
□ Romans 10:20
□ Ephesians 2:12-13
□ Deuteronomy 32:21

3. Who is God talking about in Isaiah 65:2-5? How do you know?

4. What did Jesus have to say to people similar to those described in Isaiah 65:5?
□ Matthew 9:9-13
□ Matthew 23:13-38

□ Mark 7:1-13

□ Luke 18:9-14

5. To whom is God speaking in Isaiah 65:6-7? What is He promising?

6. What is God promising in Isaiah 65:8-10? To whom?

7. Who is God speaking to in Isaiah 65:11-16? What is He promising them?

8. What is being described in Isaiah 65:17-25?

9. What do you learn from the following verses?
□ 2 Peter 3:13

□ Revelation 21:1

10. Copy Isaiah 65:24 here. Meditate on this verse. What comes to mind?


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Read Isaiah 64
1. Isaiah continues his prayer in chapter 64. What does he ask God to do in Isaiah 64:1-5? Why?

2. Isaiah makes a corporate confession in Isaiah 64:6-7. What sins does he confess on behalf of himself and the nation of Israel?

3. Copy Isaiah 64:8 here. Mediate on this. What observations can you make? Application?

4. What do these verses teach?
□ Deuteronomy 32:6
□ Psalm 100:3
□ Ephesians 2:10

5. What does Isaiah ask of God in Isaiah 64:9-12?


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I love when God reminds me that I don’t have to struggle or fight or worry. He has everything under control. The opening verses of Isaiah 43 are a perfect example of such a reminder:

But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says,
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” Isaiah 43:1-2 NLT

God holds the reins.
God controls the impact outside forces can have on me.
God is sovereign over everything.
God is concerned and monitoring the things and forces that come against me.

For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom; I gave Ethiopia[a] and Seba in your place. Others were given in exchange for you. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.
Isaiah 43:3-4 NLT

God chose me.
God values me.
God will choose those who are His–those who love Him and seek Him over those whose hearts are cold toward him.

May the Holy One of Israel speak these truths over you today in such a way that you know that He loves you and will keep you from going under or burning up. He is a good, good Father.


Dan – Israel

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