Habakkuk: The God Who Answers

Habakkuk’s Context: The prophetic ministry of Habakkuk likely takes place several decades before the Exile. He witnessed the Chaldeans rise to a regional superpower and their subsequent conquest of the surrounding nations (1:6; 2:15-17). The situation in Israel was dire and it would only get worse as the Chaldeans grew in strength. At this point... Continue Reading →

Jonah: The God Who Loves the Nations

Jonah’s Context: Jonah’s entire preaching ministry is recorded in one sentence, "Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” (Jonah 3:4b) Unlike the other minor prophets, the Book of Jonah is not a written record of the prophet’s preaching, but instead is a short biographical record of a unique period of the prophet’s ministry. The nature... Continue Reading →

Amos: The God Who Rebuilds From the Ashes

Amos’s Context: As a contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah, Amos ministered during what was likely the height of Israel’s economic prosperity. However, the nation was spiritually bankrupt. Spiritual idolatry and immorality were rampant and led to severe injustice and oppression of the vulnerable “In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is... Continue Reading →

Zechariah: The God Who Remembers and Renews

Zechariah: The God Who Remembers and RenewsZechariah 12:10-12a; 13:1 (ESV) “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly... Continue Reading →

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