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Intro to the Minor Prophets

This study is the first part of a series looking at the Minor Prophets, found in the Old Testament. Taught by Matt Randall, one of our elders, at our Sunday evening service on the 2nd January 2022. You can watch or listen on this web page or save the audio for later listening.

Summary of this study

Over five weeks, this series will give an overview of the 12 books of the Bible known as the Minor Prophets – noting who they were, what their message was, and what we can learn from them today.

2nd January 2022Introduction & context
9th January 2022Hosea, Joel, Amos
16 January 2022Obadiah, Jonah, Micah
23 January 2022Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah
30 January 2022Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

Foundational to our understanding, are the promises that we read in Deuteronomy chapter 28:

Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.

Deuteronomy 28:1
“But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:
Deuteronomy 28:15

While the purpose of these writings is fourfold:

  • To call sinners to obey God
  • To warn the self-absorbed
  • To comfort the sorrowful
  • To declare the gospel

As noted during this opening study, it is helpful to understand what was happening to Israel and Judah at the time each prophet was speaking and writing – the following chart may serve as a helpful reference:

This series of studies will be made available here on our web site after they have been taught at our Sunday evening services.

One Comment

  1. Love all the background info. it’s a bit like the edges of a huge jigsaw. Can’t wait for the teaching now.

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