September 4, 2018: Foundations (Isaiah 43: 1-2, 5-10)

September 04, 2018

Rev. Sarah TevisTownes

Bible Study Session Topic

This week’s text comes from Isaiah 43:1-2, 5-10. The text reminds us not to fear and to know God is with us. It also encourages us to gather together and witness God at work. Join us and experience the Good News at Church of the Good Shepherd!

Bible Study Scripture

Isaiah 43: 1-2, 5-10

New Revised Standard Version


1But now thus says the one,
the one who created you, O Jacob,
the one who formed you, O Israel:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.

 5 Do not fear, for I am with you;
I will bring your offspring from the east,
and from the west I will gather you;
6 I will say to the north, “Give them up,”
and to the south, “Do not withhold;
bring my sons from far away
and my daughters from the end of the earth—
7 everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”

Bring forth the people who are blind, yet have eyes,
who are deaf, yet have ears!
9 Let all the nations gather together,
and let the peoples assemble.
Who among them declared this,
and foretold to us the former things?
Let them bring their witnesses to justify them,
and let them hear and say, “It is true.”
10 You are my witnesses, says the one,
and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe me
and understand that I am all.