Haggai 1:4 – “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?” In this study, we will examine the context of the state of the houses then, and attempt to metaphorically apply it to our lives today.
Malachi 3:6 – I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. In this study we will focus on the unchanging nature of the Lord using a dialectic style much like Malachi.
Hosea 11:4 – I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them. In this study, we will examine the extent of God’s love in teaching and providing for his people, despite them not reciprocating.
Habakkuk 1:13 – Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves? In this study, we will examine the extent of the treachery that Habakkuk and the people of his time were subjected to, and what kind of attitude we should have when dealing with similar questions.
Micah 7:9 – Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the Lord’s wrath, until he pleads my case and upholds my cause. He will bring me out into the light; I will see his righteousness. In this study, we will examine what it means to bear the Lord’s wrath as sinners, and explore the promise that Micah speaks of.
Jonah 4:1 – But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. In this study, we will examine the character of Jonah in the aftermath of God’s forgiveness on the city of Nineveh and explore the reasons behind his anger.
Zechariah 4:6 – he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty. In this study we will look into the role of Zerubbabel and how important it is that it is by the Spirit and not by his own power or the might of his people that he achieved all that he did.
Haggai 1:6 – You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it. In this study we will examine the causes of this phenomenon and how life is without meaning when we neglect God.
Habakkuk 2:14 – For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. In this study, we will examine the depths of the Lord’s glory in context to the sorrows that Habakkuk found himself in and the injustice that he perceived among the people.
Amos 8:11 – “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land – not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.” In this study, we will focus on the famine of hearing the word of God, and we will apply it to our lives using a favourite device of the prophets – imagery.
Micah 6:8 – He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. In this study we will examine the three requirements that the Lord has of us, as recounted by Micah.