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The Lord Your Healer: 

Discover Him and Find His Healing Touch by Paul J. Bucknell

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The Bible Teaching Commentary on Genesis: The Book of Foundations

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Overcoming Anxiety: Finding Peace, Discovering God


Graphic of Isaiah 11:2 And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.

The Life of the Christian

Isaiah 11:1

Paul J. Bucknell

The Bible Teaching Commentary

As we depend upon the Spirit of God, He effectively leads us closer to Him and makes our lives more fruitful.


Introduction Isaiah 11:1-5 | Isaiah 11:1 | Isaiah 11:2 | Isaiah 11:3-5
Bible Study Questions: Isaiah 11:1 | Isaiah 11:2 | Isaiah 11:3-5

Book of Isaiah: Overview | Background | Outline


The Life of the Christian from Isaiah 11:1 shows us the promise and power of the Messiah, the descendant of Jesse. This also reminds us of our roots in Christ and not the church itself. Isaiah Living Commentary.

The Spirit encourages all Christians to fully respond to God in their lives. Let’s see what this is all about.

A. The Life of the Christian (Isaiah 11:1)

B. The Spirit in the Christian (Isaiah 11:2)

C. The Walk of the Christian (Isaiah 11:3-5)

What is this call that demands us to drop all for the sake of all?!

A) The Life of the Christian (Isaiah 11:1)

“Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit” (Isaiah 11:1).

The Christian is only as strong as He is in Christ. The Christian is not the root. We are not the trunk but simply the branches that grow from this tree.

“I ((Jesus) am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).

Check out further reading on John 15!

Power and vision for the church derives from Christ not the church herself and especially not in the organized church. God’s people depend upon Christ, the Rock.

Isaiah 11:1 speaks about the Messianic promise of the then coming Messiah. King David was this promised son of Jesse. Jesus of Nazareth was this promised descendant of King David, both through his father and mother.

The church is this great number of branches that spring out of their faith and life in this Christ. God is continually working through His Spirit to fill it to its fullest measure. Ephesians calls these people holy ones (saints) because they are set apart in Christ. Every genuine Christian has his or her ‘faith roots’ in Christ.

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Continue on => B) The Spirit in the Christian (Isaiah 11:2)

Scriptures typically quoted from the New American Standard Bible unless noted: (C) Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1988

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