The introductory lesson places the Minor Prophets in their historical and political context — who was ruling? who was a threat? what were the dangers to Israel and Judah?
Each of the remaining twelve lessons focuses on a book of prophecy, but also discusses a major theme found in that prophecy and elsewhere in God’s prophetic writings. Each of these lessons include:
✔ Introduction to the prophet and his writing
✔ A basic Outline of the book
✔ New Testament References — places that quote or refer to the book
✔ Discussion Questions about the book
✔ Discussion Questions about a Related Theme, with additional passages from other prophets
The twelve lessons and their related themes include:
♦ Hosea Who is God’s Bride? Who is God’s Child?
♦ Joel Why Does God Prophesy?
♦ Amos What is a Prophet?
♦ Obadiah What is “The Day of the Lord”?
♦ Jonah Why Do We Study the Prophets?
♦ Micah Sins Against Your Neighbor
♦ Nahum Why Does God Speak to other Nations?
♦ Habakkuk How Does God Use the Nations of the Earth?
♦ Zephaniah Sins Against God
♦ Haggai Be Separate, Be Holy
♦ Zechariah Is This Physical or Spiritual Israel?
♦ Malachi The Messiah Comes!