Category Minor Prophets

Lesson Six—Micah: The Justice Prophet

Micah 1:1-7:20 Background: Micah’s ministry spanned several reigns of kings, including Jotham and Hezekiah. As Micah was prophesying, so were Isaiah, Hosea, and Amos. As you read this book, picture a courtroom with Micah as a lawyer, arguing his case…Continue Reading →

Lesson Five—Jonah: The Defiant Prophet

Jonah 1:1-4:11 Background: God called Jonah to get up and go announce His judgment to Nineveh, which was about 500 miles away. So, Jonah got up and went….to Tarshish, a city about 2,000 miles in the opposite direction. Jonah foolishly…Continue Reading →

Lesson Four—Obadiah: The Petra Prophet

Obadiah 1:1-21 Background: The story of Israel and Edom originates in Genesis and will culminate in Revelation. The story of Esau and Jacob exists to portray not only a dysfunctional family, but also how a family and its ties can…Continue Reading →

Lesson Three—Amos: The Farmer Prophet

Amos 1:1-9:15 Background: The overwhelming emphasis in Amos is the social injustices he saw in the prosperous northern kingdom of Israel and its capital city, Samaria. While some were living luxurious lifestyles, others were being ground down into complete poverty.…Continue Reading →

Lesson Two—Joel: The Revival Prophet

Joel 1:1-3:21 Background: In Joel, Jesus is portrayed as the Restorer. The overall lesson of Joel’s prophecy is this: Repent, for “the day of the Lord” is coming. By the time most of the minor prophets were writing, God’s promise…Continue Reading →

Lesson One—Hosea: The Loving Prophet

Hosea 1:1-14:9 Background: Hosea prophesied to the nation of Israel (the northern kingdom) about 750 years before Christ. Israel was experiencing great material prosperity, but they had turned away from God to worship idols, which God considered to be spiritual…Continue Reading →

Introduction to the Minor Prophets

Melissa Renner introduces what Women’s Bible Study will look like this semester and how to get the most out of this study and the opportunities for meaningful connection with other women. Study Guide Available For the corresponding study guide, please…Continue Reading →

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