God’s Plan: Oaks of Righteousness

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Vision Refreshed

God’s Plan: Oaks of Righteousness 

  • The Promise and Ministry of the Anointed One
  • The Results of the Anointed One’s Ministry
  • The Present and Future Implications  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Isaiah 61:1-4. Who is the speaker? How does the speaker receive power? For what ministry is the speaker empowered?
  2. Compare this passage with Luke 4:16-21. How does Jesus help us understand Isaiah’s prophecy? Why does Jesus stop reading (mid-verse) where he does?
  3. The result of the Messiah’s ministry is described in verse 3, “that they may be called oaks of righteousness.” What is the significance of this phrase? Compare with Psalm 1:3.
  4. In this passage, what is a present reality and what is still future?
  5. How does verse 3 impact the ministry of Oak Hills? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Isaiah 61:3 To grant to those who mourn in Zion—to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. (ESV)