At-Home Bible Study

This page contains an interactive Bible study that you can do at home.  These Bible studies are changed each week, and they coordinate with the Bible lessons taught in Morningside's Sunday School each Sunday.

The At-Home Bible Study is easy to use.  Simply print this page, get your Bible and a pen or pencil, and begin learning.  If your Bible isn’t handy, click on the verse references to read the Bible verses on your computer screen.  The studies are interactive, so you will be asked to read specific scripture verses and answer questions.  You'll be amazed how much you will learn from God's Word, the Bible.

Bookmark this page and come back each week to study the Bible in your own home.  To further your Bible learning, come to Sunday School at Morningside Baptist Church each Sunday at 8:45 a.m.

Introduction Map This Quarter's Lessons
 

May 29, 2016

Isaiah 60; 65; 66

Messiah's Eternal Home

 

 

 

What feelings or thoughts does the word “home” bring to your mind?  You might think of words like safety, security, comfort, and acceptance.  Happiness, peace, rest, and relaxation may go through your mind.  After a long and challenging day at work or school, most of us are eager to get back home.

Home is a wonderful place.

Jesus Christ the Messiah left His heavenly home to come to this earth, take on human flesh, suffer, and die at the hands of sinners.  He did all that to purchase your salvation.  After arising from the dead He returned to His home in heaven; but as you learned last week, there is coming a time in the future when He will return to earth and reign over His Millennial Kingdom.

After 1,000 years that Kingdom age will end.  What will happen next?  What kind of eternal home will Messiah share with His children?  Read the following verses to find out.

Isaiah 60:19

Why will we no longer need the sun and moon to give us light?

 

Isaiah 60:20

There will be no more night, “for the ________ shall be thine everlasting _________, and the days of thy ____________ shall be _________” (see also Rev. 21:4, 23; 22:5).

 

Isaiah 60:21

How many of the people shall be righteous?

 

How long will they posses the land?

 

Chapters 65 and 66 tell us more about Messiah’s eternal home.

Isaiah 65:17

What will the Lord create?

 

The earth we know now, as well as the present heaven, will pass away when God creates the New Heaven and New Earth (Rev. 21:1).  The book of Revelation describes New Jerusalem as the dwelling place of the church, the bride of Christ (Rev. 21:1, 9-27).

Isaiah 66:10

Who will rejoice with Jerusalem?

 

Isaiah 66:11

Jerusalem is described like a nursing mother, lovingly providing for her children.

 

Isaiah 66:12

“For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend _________ to her like a _________, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing __________.”  Note the loving imagery of a mother caring for and playing with her child.  Revelation 22:1-2 describes the river of the water of life that flows through New Jerusalem.

 

Isaiah 66:13

How will God comfort us in New Jerusalem?

 

Isaiah 66:14

What will we do when we see all this?

 

What will God’s servants know?

 

What will His enemies experience?

 

Isaiah 66:22

“For as the New Heavens and the New Earth, which I will ________, shall __________ before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name __________.”  Those who love the Lord will remain in His presence forever!

 

Isaiah 66:23

Who will come and worship the Lord?

 

Isaiah 66:24

When they go forth from worshiping God, what will they see?

 

As hard as it is for our minds to comprehend, those enjoying the bliss of Messiah’s eternal home will be reminded of the awful consequences of rejecting the Lord (Rev. 14:10-11; 19:1-3).

Isaiah 66:24

“For their ________ shall not _______, neither shall their ________ be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.”

 

The Valley of Hinnom (also known as Gehenna) ran along the west side of Jerusalem and served as the city’s garbage dump.  It was also the site of child sacrifice to false gods.  Fires continually burned there and worms came up from the ground to consume the wastes.  In His description of hell, Jesus used this imagery and quoted this final verse of Isaiah three times (see Mark 9:42-48).

Concluding Thoughts: It may seem strange that the Bible’s description of Messiah’s eternal home ends with an image of hell, but God wants us always to remember two things.

1.      Rejecting the Savior brings terrible eternal consequences.

2.      All of us are sinners who deserve hell, but the Lord Jesus graciously forgave us and welcomed us into His family.

Believers get to look forward to sharing Messiah’s eternal home – not because of anything we have done, but only because of God’s grace.  We will be in God’s presence forever.  Hallelujah!

Thank the Lord right now for saving you and including you in His future plans.  Thank Him for an eternal home.

 

 

Project: Memorize Isaiah 60:19.  When trials and difficulties come your way this week, thank the Lord that you have an eternal home with Him.  Pick up a Sunday School Member Quarterly for the new quarter and begin the Daily Bible Reading Guide on Monday.

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