From His Pain to Our Peace

Pastor Jonathan Shradar preaches on Isaiah 52:13-53:12. The beginning of the good news about Jesus is his substitution for us on the cross.

Small group questions

Why are we culturally averse to labeling things in our lives sin? How does owning our sin (calling it what it is) benefit us?

If Jesus was the model person why would he be despised? What are the hardest things about Jesus for you to esteem or believe?

How does this substitution on the cross impact your life not just for eternity but now?

What is our motivation to take the message of Jesus and his cross to the neighborhoods and nations?

How does the cross empower you to bring a redemptive influence where you work and live?

People of the Pretty Feet

Pastor Jonathan Shradar preaches on Isaiah 51:9-52:12. Jesus meets our need with himself and remakes us for his mission.

Small group questions:

What situations or circumstances usually trigger our most urgent prayers? Why is that?

Why is it difficult for us to believe that God has already acted and delivered redemption? How can we increase our belief?

Why doesn’t the grace of Christ leave us as we are? What good are obedience and transformation if we are already saved?

What keeps us from whole-life worship? How do we remedy this?

What are the mountains in your life that you are bringing good news to and how can we encourage you in this as a group?

The Rally Cry of the Remnant

Pastor Jonathan Shradar preaches on Isaiah 50:4-51:8. The people of Christ are sustained by his word.

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Small groups questions:

Where are the places we go for sustaining in life other than Jesus? Why is he better?

Why is it significant that Jesus takes on punishment in our place?

When we are faced with the unknown why is it hard to trust in Jesus? How can we learn to trust him more in all of life?

How does listening to Jesus, the Servant, sustain us? Where are the places we go to hear him?

How is the life of the remnant being sustained by the word of Jesus appealing to the world without hope?