115.1: Beside Me There Is No Savior; OT Lesson 38 (Core)

“Beside Me There Is No Saviour”


Class Member Reading: Isaiah 40-49

Additional Reading: None

Other Reading: None


These chapters emphatically declare that there is no God but the God of Israel. Yet even in the Bible we have differing views on God, let alone throughout history, the world, and our individual lives. This section discusses what we learn about God from these chapters, how our personal experiences with God differ, and the power of devotion to God.
Nathan and Paula join the class.


You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).






Thanks to Jim Henderson for audio post-production and to Steven Nelson for the bumper music.

Latest Comments

  1. Ramona Gordy says:

    This was a wonderful review of Lesson 38, it has been so helpful. I love what Paula said about how “God comes to her” whereby he comes in laughter. I have experienced that too, and maybe because I am too naive to know better. I frequently “invite” God to share certain parts of my day, so that If I have a question, he will answer. So I had a “God on the Bus” episoide where I observed a blind man getting on the bus and the actions of a group of passengers around him. These passengers went out of their way daily to make sure he that had the same seat, oriented in a specific direction. They talked to him, and touched him. But even though he took it all in, his response seemed guarded. So I asked Heavenly Father, “Who takes care of the blind people when they are commuting”. Well duh, I had a moment like Nathan, where my head was “on fire”, and I started laughing, but the laughter came out as joy in my heart and soul, so I am sure people thought I was crazy, laughing like a madwoman at 6:00 in the morning. The end of this story is that at the end of my day, when I am waiting for my bus home, seemingly out of no where, a woman appears and she is leading a man, a young man, who has his IPOD buds in his ears, and she says to me!! Excuse me, could you help this man get on the right bus? And then she disappeared, literally into the crowd. So the big guy sat really close to me and I paniced. But again I heard and felt laughter, and two men started to call the big guy’s name, and he recognized their voices and they helped him on the bus.
    So it reminded me that God is on the bus, and he comes to us in many ways, and sometimes he lets us in on the joke. HaHaHa


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