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Video seminar #5/12

Translated from English into Chichewa

Isaiah 50:4-9

Discipleship series

Paul J. Bucknell

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Isaiah 50: 4-9 (Part 2/2) The Heart of Discipleship: The Art of Following Jesus translated from English into Chichewa.

English Chichewa video on the practical exposition of Isaiah 50:4 shows how to be like Jesus. The purpose of this message is to cause us to want to learn so that we can more effectively serve like Jesus. Special focus is on the resolve to endure hardship so that we can more effectively serve.

Please click below to view the video. Some discussion questions also are provided below as well as links to download for your convenience.

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The Heart of Discipleship

Bible Study Questions on
Isaiah 50:4d-E

"The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples." A disciple attentively listens to and obeys God (Isaiah 50:4d)

  1. What is the difference between hearing and listening?

  2. Do you hear God? Do you listen?

  3. How does this verse show us how Christ listened to His Father?

  4. What do you do if you do not like what the Father asks you to do?

  5. How important is it for you to meet God and do His will each day?

  6. How do you know this?

(5) The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not disobedient, Nor did I turn back. (6) I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting. (7) For the Lord GOD helps Me, Therefore, I am not disgraced; Therefore, I have set My face like flint, And I know that I shall not be ashamed. (8) He who vindicates Me is near; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand up to each other; Who has a case against Me? Let him draw near to Me. (9) Behold, the Lord GOD helps Me; Who is he who condemns Me? Behold, they will all wear out like a garment; The moth will eat them."(Isaiah 50:5-9).

A disciple withstands difficulties to please His Master (Isaiah 50:5-9)

  1. What did the Lord do to His ear (50:5)? What does this mean?

  2. What is the difference between awakening (4) and opening an ear(5)?

  3. What was the effect of this in the Servant’s life (5)?

  4. How committed are you to doing God’s will no matter where, what or when?

  5. What are the three things He says He does in verse 6?

  6. Why does He say He does it rather than His enemies doing it to Him?

  7. In verse 7, it says God helps Him. How does God help Him when suffering pain?

  8. How do you handle pain and suffering (7)? Do you blame God or trust Him?

  9. What was His attitudes to those who mistreated Him (8-9)? How do you know?

  10. Do you always forgive everyone? Why or why not?

  11. Why should you forgive others?

  12. How do all of these verses (50:4-9), being the example of Christ, give you extra motivation to faithfully follow and be more like Christ?

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