- Men's Breakfast Saturday morning 8 AM. Coffee will be on at 6:30 so come early to visit and bring a friend.
- Kimble County Youth Show is Saturday, Dec 3.
- Sunday Morning there will be a dress rehearsal for the Christmas play. Please have your children there by 9:30 AM.
Isaiah 11:1-10 (ESV)
There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
 And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.
He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
or decide disputes by what his ears hear,
 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
 Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist,
and faithfulness the belt of his loins.
 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
and a little child shall lead them.
 The cow and the bear shall graze;
their young shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
 The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den.
 They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain;
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.
 In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.
Questions for Reflection
1. What visual image do you associate with the concept of peace?
2. Using the image of a tree cut down to a stump, what did Isaiah predict for Judah? (11:1)
3. What qualities did Isaiah ascribe to the Branch of Jesse? (11:2-5)
4. What things would characterize the unique One? (11:3-4)
5. What unlikely scenarios from nature were used by Isaiah to illustrate God’s peace? (11:6-8)
6. What image is used to describe the earth? When? (11:9)
7. What honors did Isaiah bestow upon the Root of Jesse? (11:10)
8. In what ways do you think Isaiah’s description of Messiah impressed the people to whom he was speaking?
9. What do you think it would be like to live in a world where even the animal kingdom was free of conflict?