Happy Monday to everyone. I hope you're coming into the week encouraged after this Sunday's gathering. I, for one, am pretty stoked that the Minor Prophets haven't scared you away. They're not exactly — how do I say it? — hot books. I'm pretty sure that in some church planting manual somewhere it says something about steering clear from these books for a few years.
But no, not us.
We are, by God's grace, and led by his Spirit, rolling up our sleeves and digging into the Bible's depths. We want to know God. Really know him. And there is no way to do that apart from going deep with him in his word and seeing how everything connects to Jesus.
That is why we produce our own Bible studies every quarter to complement our sermon series. Pastor Michael is already getting started on a five-week study that will complement our sermon series early next year (hint: it is all about Jesus).
If you've not been able to make it to all the sermons, no worries. Here's a list of the four books we've looked at so far in this series. . . .
The sovereign love of God is the theme can summarizes the Minor Prophets. How else would God do what he has done?
We want to know how it fits in its own place in the book and how the book itself helps us to see more of God and Christ and ourselves and our world.
Haggai says “almost but not quite.” He reminds us of what God has said, and he helps us to wait in hope.
God judges nations, not just individuals. What does this mean for America?
We are living in trying times, and amazingly, Habakkuk, this little prophet, has something relevant to say to us in our day.
The seventh book of the Minor Prophets is Nahum, which teaches us what it means for God to have control over all things.
God brings charges against Israel. But instead of clear charges — like “You did this and that” — he charges Israel by asking questions.
What does it mean to faithfully bear God’s name? It’s not what Jonah did.
One of the great ironies of human love and relationships is that we experience the greatest hurt from those who are closest to us.
God will rebuild the raggedy old shack of David. This new kingdom will possess the remnant of mankind — those from every nation who seeks the Lord.