Author: Ron Graham
—Reference, outlines, and lessons
Index for Isaiah Gleanings. These studies include reference pages, outlines, and lessons gleaned from the book of Isaiah. Tap any title next to an arrow in the list below.
Background to Isaiah (1) —About Isaiah's ministry plus a chart of the kings of Judah. A reference for the student of Isaiah providing a background to the book.
Background to Isaiah (2) —About the divided kingdom, plus a chart of the nations and peoples of Isaiah’s time.
Isaiah in the New Testament (1) —Isaiah is frequently quoted in the New Testament, and this page gives you the references in New Testament order, and links them to the appropriate lesson in the series.
Isaiah in the New Testament (2) —Same as the above, but the passages are listed in the order that you find them in Isaiah.
Map for Isaiah's Time —A nice big easy-to-read map showing the area in which Isaiah's ministry took place.
Outline of Isaiah
Outline of Isaiah 1 to 4 —The burden of the book. A poem and trilogy of laments about Judah. Outline includes explanatory notes.
Outline of Isaiah 5 to 8 —The Lord’s vineyard. Isaiah’s calling. The Assyrian invasion.
Outline of Isaiah 9 to 12 —The coming Christ. The arm of the Lord protects Judah. The destroyer will be destroyed. Christ's new kingdom.
Outline of Isaiah 13-14 —Fall of Babylon predicted. Taunt against its king. Outline includes note on the name Lucifer
Outline of Isaiah 15-19 —Oracles to numerous kingdoms. Philistia, Moab, Damascus and Ephraim, Ethiopia, Egypt.
Outline of Isaiah 20-23 —Oracles to numerous kingdoms. Egypt and Ethiopia, Babylon, Dumah, Arabia, Judah, Tyre and Sidon.
Outline of Isaiah 24-27 —A bracket of trilogy poems, about the end of the world and the day of judgment.
Outline of Isaiah 28-31 —Warnings to Jerusalem —especially that help should not be sought from Egypt.
Outline of Isaiah 32-35 —The King in his beauty. The nations and God’s kingdom. Although in the nearer future Judah will undergo great suffering and loss, there is a time in the more distant future when a king will reign in a new Jerusalem that will never pass away.
Outline of Isaiah 36-39 —About Hezekiah and Sennacherib. God helped king Hezekiah in Jerusalem to save the city from destruction by Sennacherib king of Assyria. Hezekiah’s life and reign extended.
Outline of Isaiah 40-44 —God’s messages to Judah and the Remnant of Israel. Isaiah looks into the next two centuries beyond the Babylonian captivity to the fall of Babylon, the rise of Persia, and the rebuilding of Jerusalem.
Outline of Isaiah 45-48 —Isaiah predicts that a man called Cyrus would be king of Persia and Babylon would fall.
Outline of Isaiah 49-51 —Hope on the horizon —Christ for the world.
Outline of Isaiah 52-55 —Hope in Christ the Redeemer, the Lamb of God. The glory of his coming kingdom.
Outline of Isaiah 56-59 —Principles followed by those who hope to see and enter that new Zion —such as penitence and faithfulness, justice and mercy, wisdom and integrity.
Outline of Isaiah 60-62 —The hope of Heaven. The Messiah’s song of joy and gladness. Lo your salvation comes.
Outline of Isaiah 63-66 —Isaiah’s prayer and God’s reply. God speaks of the final things in the distant future, of Heaven and of hell.
Lessons gleaned from Isaiah
The Three Words of Isaiah —Isaiah speaks three times in response to the things he sees and hears in his vision of God. His words express the innermost and deepest feelings of every dedicated child of God.
Filthy Rags —The statement, “All our righteousness is like filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:4-9) has caused a deep struggle in many hearts. Does it mean our righteousness has no value in God's eyes?
Man of Sorrows —Perhaps the chief chapter of Isaiah is 53, the prophecy of the suffering Servant.
Turning Sorrow to Joy —The sorrow portrayed in Isaiah 53 is sorrow that turns into joy. There are three ways that this is true.
Life Changing Words —The Queen’s treasurer from Ethiopia had been to worship in Jerusalem. As he sat in his chariot on his way home, travelling the lonely road, he was reading from the book of Isaiah. The passage he was reading when Philip ran up to his chariot and greeted him, was Isaiah 53:7-8.
Called by a New Name —Expressing his zeal for the glory and salvation of Zion, the prophet Isaiah said, “You shall be called by a new name which the mouth of the Lord shall designate” (Isaiah 62:2).
Isaiah's Son —We take a look at the prophecy in Isaiah 7:14. In this lesson we consider the nearer fulfillment, in the person of Isaiah’s son.
A Virgin Shall Conceive —We compare Isaiah 7:14 with Matthew 1:23 and consider the words of Isaiah as quoted by Matthew, “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call his name Immanuel”.
Voice in the Wilderness —Isaiah 40 is very beautiful. It is a poem about the time and coming of Christ, followed by an exhortation to recognize him as the likeness and true image of Almighty God.
Light in the Darkness —One of the great themes of Isaiah is spiritual light and darkness. The early chapters of Isaiah include four strong statements about light and darkness.
The Word Shall Go Forth —A lengthy study drawn from nine prophecies in Isaiah, quoted in the New Testament, predicting the gospel of Christ.
The Blessings of David —A lesson from Isaiah about the sure mercies and blessings of David and their meaning for Christians. This lesson, the house and throne of David.
The Blessings of David —A lesson from Isaiah about the sure mercies and blessings of David and their meaning for Christians. This lesson, the tabernacle, and city of David.
The Blessings of David —A lesson from Isaiah about the sure mercies and blessings of David and their meaning for Christians. This lesson, the key of David, his God and sure mercies.
Isaiah's Lamb —Exposition of a key chapter in Isaiah (chapter 53) about the lamb of God, his life, death, and glory.
Vain Worship —When Jesus quotes Isaiah 29:13 in Matthew 15:7-9, he uses the translation, “In vain do they worship me...” The verse in Isaiah reveals three elements of worship that make it vain.
A Day of Salvation —A main thread running through the book of Isaiah is the message of salvation from the awful destruction that God brings upon the wicked.
The God Who Seeks —A lesson from Isaiah. The Most High God helps mankind to seek and find Him, but most reject Him.
Tomorrow We May Die —Five passages from Isaiah that are quoted in the New Testament, and which lead us to think about the uncertainty of this life compared to the certainty of what lies beyond.
Christ and His Church —The New Testament writers Peter and Paul, draw on the words of Isaiah the prophet when they are teaching about the relationship of Christ to the church. The apostles draw our attention to three images in Isaiah’s poetry.
The Mind of the Lord —We look at two passages in Isaiah, and three references to these passages by Paul when he compares the mind of the Lord to the mind of man.
Do Not Be in Fear (1) —As we read through Isaiah, we keep coming across this theme: Don’t fear your enemies but do fear the Lord.
Do Not Be in Fear (2) —Continuing the above study.
Root and Fruit —In this age of short cuts and quick fixes, we sometimes forget the principle that roots have to be established downwards before fruit can be borne upward.