Tag Archives: minor prophets

JONAH

         Jonah was a contemporary prophet to Amos and Joel.  His message was to Ninevah, the capital of Assyria, before Assyria overran the Northern Kingdom of Israel.          Jonah is a straight through easy read book written as a narrative … Continue reading

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OBADIAH

          Obadiah predicted the fall of Edom.  The Edomites were blood kin to the Israelites.  The Edomites were from the family of Esau the twin brother of Jacob the father of the Israelites.  So it was especially egregious that they … Continue reading

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ACTS 2:44-47 – PETER’S WAY, NOT BERNIE’S

       Last post I promised a look at  Acts 2:44-47 in which the N. T. Jesus followers  sold goods and combined resources to take care of the influx of people joining the church.  To do this, let me set the … Continue reading

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AMOS, A SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR?

If you have studied the Book of Amos (https://onetahayes.com/2021/09/02/amos/) with me, you probably have noticed that he was quite a social justice warrior. In other words, God is deeply concerned about justice and mercy to the poor. Chapter 8:1-3 comes … Continue reading

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AMOS

           Amos, name means burden or burden-bearer, was a shepherd called by God to prophesy to the Northern Kingdom of Israel.  At that time Israel was a very rich and spoiled culture.            Chapter 1 through 2:5 is prophesy against … Continue reading

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GOD’S LOVE FOR THE HARLOT

Chap. 6:1-4  People plan to return to God. But God recognizes how fickle their professed love is.  6–7  NLT  – “I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices,  I want you to know me more than I want burnt … Continue reading

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A PAUSE TO REFLECT

Today I’m just taking a pause between the two units of study in the book of Hosea.  I’m relishing the the story of God telling Hosea to go get Gomer.  I’m sure he said something like this:  Go find Gomer, … Continue reading

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HOSEA MARRIES A HARLOT

God tells the prophet, Hosea, to take a harlot for his wife.  Even after her adulterous affairs, Hosea takes her back.  This object lesson depicts the love God has for Israel, his forgiveness and restoration. The book relates God account … Continue reading

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MINOR PROPHETS – STUDY PLAN

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 … Continue reading

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