January 6: Spiritual Growth Forum – “The Vision of the Prophet Isaiah, a Preview”
9:30am· Fireside Room
The Spiritual Growth Forum for Sunday, January 6:
“The Vision of the Prophet Isaiah, a Preview”
led by Dr. Joe Everson, retired CLU religion professor
Joe has a book, a commentary on the book of Isaiah, coming out in the spring of 2019 and in this forum will give us a preview of his book.
“Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!” That is the invitation at the beginning of the Isaiah scroll. Poetry from Isaiah has been deeply loved by many who regularly hear lessons in Sunday worship services. But how many can say that they have actually read the book? This commentary is structured to help people read and understand the prophetic book of Isaiah from the perspective of the post-exilic “Second Temple” era when it was set apart and became part of Israel’s sacred writings.
In the Isaiah scroll, God is the Lord of all nations and of all creation. Isaiah is a theological interpretation of past history. It is a passionate call for people to live with integrity, compassion, humility and hope.