Let me explain before classes begin. Yes, Students, it if fine with me if you want to chew gum, throw paper wads, fold paper airplanes, or eat cookies during our sessions together. If you find me delightful as a teacher please feel free to invite a bff. And, yes, if you want to go study by yourself, that’s all right too.
I am beginning a study of the minor prophets. They are the ones depicted in the image above. They are called minor because their messages were shorter than those prophets who are called the major prophets. They are not “minor” because of importance of content. Daniel is called major even though his book is as long as some of the minor prophets so there is more consideration than just length. I see them as having a more specific message that covers a shorter length of time and often a more limited audience.
My study is not at all thorough and not intended to be a study in theology. Instead I have in mind an audience of beginning Bible students who are interested in how these men can or have already affected their lives. What do they say about how we are to live in America today?
I have read and compared KJ and NIV. I have chosen to use NIV because it is much more practical to most readers of today’s world.
I use these outlines each time I re-read one of these prophets, editing material as I find new applications that I want to remember. I am only highlighting bits and pieces. Those of you who know me, know I do things simple, easy, and with a flair for lightness and humor, and a goal of showing more of the Father’s love for you. I hope you find that in this study. There are numerous teachers who can help you dig deeper.
I will be glad for your thoughts and comments. But remember I am simple, so keep it simple. But point out thoughts for practical Christian living, please. I will learn new things from you as I go along and edit my outlines for future use.
My first two posts are from Hosea. One post has 411 words, the other 497 so you see that I will not be too lengthy. This post is 420 words so you see, none will be overly long. I can’t focus that long! 😀
Most lessons will be completed in one or two posts but they will not be posted consecutively every day because I hope some of you will want to read these books as I post my thoughts about them. My goal will be to post three a week. Come back tomorrow and let’s begin.