“The Book of Comfort” 

Monday Lunchtime Bible Study, 



The lunchtime Bible Study group will be starting a new phase April  in our study of the prophet Isaiah. After weeks looking at the strong justice message of strong oracles by the prophet, the second part of Isaiah turns to the promises and hopes as people long to escape exile in Babylon. Some of our best hymns and images of faith come from the following list of passages:

Isaiah 40: Comfort, Comfort, O My People… Prepare the Way in the Desert… Eagles Wings
Isaiah 43: Behold, I am doing a new thing
Isaiah 53: The suffering servant.. a man of sorrows, oppressed and afflicted
Isaiah 55: Come all who are thirsty
Isaiah 60: Arise, shine for your light has come
Isaiah 61: Good news to the poor, the year of Jubilee
Isaiah 65: New Heaven and a New Earth

We will follow this list of seven passages for the next few weeks, and we may spend more than a week of texts like Isaiah 40 with is so poetically rich. Please come any Monday  that is not a holiday, you don’t have to commit to all of them. Bring a lunch or just come.