Lesson 39: “How Beautiful upon the Mountains”
Purpose: To strengthen each class member’s testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
1. Isaiah speaks of messengers who bring glad tidings.
2. Isaiah prophesies of the Savior’s atoning sacrifice.
3. Isaiah describes some of our responsibilities.
Scripture Discussion and Application
[Draw familiar timeline on board: United Israel, division into two kingdoms, Northern kingdom cut off, Southern kingdom taken captive to Babylon; indicate that today’s scripture comes at the end of the captivity]
The passages we are discussing today were spoken by Isaiah about the time when the Babylonian captivity is coming to an end, and the king Cyrus has given permission to the Israelites to return to Jerusalem.