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Richard Coekin

Richard is married to Sian and they have five grown-up Children and a dog called Hudson. He is the Senior Pastor of Dundonald Church and CEO of Co-Mission Church planting initiative in London and has a Bible teaching ministry in parliament. He is the author of several books most recently, Ephesians for You, the reluctant Evangelist, Faith for Life and has a Bible Ministry in Parliament. He is passionate about Jesus Christ, rugby, ski-ing, and the moment when Julia Roberts says “indefinitely” in the film Notting Hill (in that order).

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We see in Chapters 1-5 that sinful Israel has a serious problem with the Holy One. Yet the far side of his judgment still there is hope that their sins will be washed clean, the faithless city will be restored and the nations will stream to the mountain of the LORD. How can this possibly happen? In this famous chapter we see Isaiah’s call and commission to proclaim the Holy One until a holy seed is all that remains. We too need to encounter the God Isaiah saw and be cleansed and commissioned for his service. 

  1. (1-4) What did Isaiah see and hear? What do the details show us about God? 
  2. (5) What impact did seeing the LORD have on him? Why do you think this is? 
  3. (6-7) What does this strange scene show us about Isaiah’s need and the LORD’s provision? What connection is there with v5? 
  4. How might Isaiah’s vision point us to Jesus? (John 12:41) 
  5. How might this give us a bigger view of
    • God’s holiness?
    • Our sinfulness?
    • Christ’s atonement?  
  6. IF TIME: (V8-13) Isaiah commissioning and job description isn’t the most obviously encouraging. What if any hope is there? 
  7. How does this passage help us live for Christ here and now? What practically difference could this make to our lives?

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Santhosh Thomas

Santhosh is one of our pastors, with special responsibility for overseeing our small groups and various teaching and discipleship programmes. Born and raised in London, he has previously worked in churches in Oxford and Central London. He’s married to Jess and along with their three young children they enjoy sport, swings and meeting new people!

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