Warning A Proud, Affluent People
Passage: Isaiah 5:1-7, Isaiah 5:18-24
Memory Verse for the Week: Isaiah 5:3-5 (ESV)
And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard. What more was there to do for my vineyard, that I have not done in it? When I looked for it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes? And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down.
Intro: We need to review some history of Judah & Isaiah …
GOD’S GOOD CARE
What is so significant about a vineyard and its Owner?
A REBELLIOUS VINEYARD
How had His people rebelled? And how did God respond?
JESUS, THE TRUE VINE
How does Jesus offer hope to such corrupt people like us?
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US ...
1. Worship the LORD that He is a Life-giving God and Savior. Adore Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for His care and attention to all of your needs.
2. How have you lived with a lack of contentment, ingratitude or bitterness? Confess your fruitlessness to Jesus, the True Vine, asking Him to forgive you and bear the fruit of His Spirit in your life.
3. Give thanks to Jesus for His faithfulness as the True Vine. Thank Him for bearing the curse for your sinfulness by His death, and inviting you to share in His transforming goodness by His indwelling Spirit.
4. Who do you know whose life is barren? Pray for them, asking the Holy Spirit to pour out His life upon them. Ask also that God would strengthen you to be an encouragement to this person.
5. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you to abide in Christ. Pray that He would give you a sense of His Presence and to bear His fruit of Christ-like character in your life.
The Facilitator is a study tool designed to help you engage with the weekly sermon through the five elements we incorporate in our Community Groups; Get Acquainted & Sharing, Sermon Study, Mission, Worship and Prayer. This tool will be made available Monday morning to give us the opportunity to look back at what we heard on Sunday.