Isaiah 65:17-25

Sermon Outline:

  • How The Gospel Makes All Things New
  • The Eternal Promises of God’s New Creation 
  • Walking in Newness with Hope

Family Discussion Questions:

  1. What was the most immediate longing of Isaiah’s audience? How would God’s initial answer to that desire been both satisfying to them and left them with longing?
  2. How is the final state of all the heavens and earth dependant on the death and resurrection of Jesus?
  3. Isaiah parallels the promise of a new heavens and new earth with the promise of a newly created Jerusalem. What do each of these specific promises emphasize about the final state of God’s kingdom?
  4. What will be the cause of our joy in the new heavens and new earth?
  5. What will be the cause for God’s joy in the new heavens and new earth?
  6. Which of the promises made here is most foundational? How do the other promises rest on it?
  7. What does Isaiah say will not be found in the new Jerusalem?
  8. Isaiah refers in the last verses to the animals on “God’s Holy mountain,” what does this reference tell us about the new creation? 
  9. Which promises of God’s new heavens and new earth are particularly sweet for you as you hope for Jesus’ return?
  10. What are ways that you can now, in the church, help your brothers and sisters to enjoy the new creation promises, even while we look forward to their full and final fulfillment?