It is interesting that this week’s Come, Follow Me study is all from the Book of Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, and its witness of Christ. Jacob used two chapters of Isaiah (50–52:2) to teach his people about the Savior and the latter-day gathering of Isreal. Then in 2 Nephi 11, Nephi explains that he is including “more of the words of Isaiah,” because he delights in them, likens them to his people and uses them as a third witness of Christ.
He wrote that Isaiah “saw my Redeemer, even as I have seen him. And my brother, Jacob, also has seen him as I have seen him; wherefore, I will send their words forth unto my children to prove unto them that my words are true. Wherefore, by the words of three, God hath said, I will establish my word… And my soul delighteth in proving unto my people that save Christ should come all men must perish.”
|Week of Study||Book of Mormon||Come, Follow Me Lesson Manuals||Study Aids for Understanding Isaiah in the Book of Mormon|
|2 Nephi 11–25||• Individual and families|
• Sunday School
|• 2 Nephi 12 / Isaiah Chapter 2 In spite of the promised apocalyptic ending, Isaiah Chapter 2 is a poignant love story where the God of Heaven shares his vision of the final, happy outcome of things in Isreal. (Also Discover with Darryl)|
|• 2 Nephi 13/ Isaiah Chapter 3|
• 2 Nephi 14/ Isaiah Chapter 4
• 2 Nephi 15/ Isaiah Chapter 5
|• Isaiah Chapter 6 / 2 Nephi 16 Isaiah’s vision of God and his commission as a prophet|
• Isaiah Chapter 7 / 2 Nephi 17 Isaiah prophesies to the king that a virgin will conceive and bring forth a son called Immanuel
• Isaiah Chapter 8 / 2 Nephi 18 Christ will be a stone of stumbling, seek Him, not muttering wizards, turn to a testimony of Him.
• 2 Nephi 19/ Isaiah 9
• 2 Nephi 20/ Isaiah 10
• 2 Nephi 21/ Isaiah 11
• 2 Nephi 22 / Isaiah 12
• 2 Nephi 23/ Isaiah 13
• 2 Nephi 24/ Isaiah 14
Because Isaiah often used symbolic language, you can miss his powerful witness of Jesus Christ. Here are some Christ-centered verses you will find written by Isaiah in Second Nephi:
In the comment section below, tell us how Isaiah works as a witness to your personal testimony of Christ.
Darryl Alder, blogs for Abigail’s Oven, The Voice of Scouting, The Boy Scout, EternalCore.org and SearchIsaiah.org. His hobbies include gardening vegetables, annuals, and perennials; and baking artisan sourdough bread. You can follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.