The Jeremiah of popular imagination is a stern and gloomy doomsayer. Does your citizenship prejudice your thinking about other countries? Read Jeremiah 20:9 Discussion Questions: 1. All art in these lessons and on the cover is published on this site by permission of. The important thing is that he makes me something! The critics, you see, have a choice: they must either admit that an overseeing supernatural power and intelligence inspired these prophecies or find some other way to explain them. What would it be like to wait all those years? A number of passages in Jeremiah clearly refer to events that will occur just before and after Christ's return at the end of this age. Jeremiah 1:5 may mean that, like John and Jesus, Jeremiah was chosen even before his conception for his commission. People do not like to be told that they are wrong and that their sins will bring punishment on them.
These 39 books were all placed in three major divisions: the , the and the. Like chickens and oysters, we are going to die. Perhaps some of Ezekiel's prophecies were likewise proclaimed to the Jews of Judah—by letter or just through the reporting of others. Read them in the archive below. The answer is no, but nearly always someone has a story about a distant family member who began dating her husband in eighth grade, etc. If we put Him first, what might happen? Since a man entered into priestly service at the age of 30 Numbers 4:3, 23, 30, 39, 43; 1 Chronicles 23:3 , God may have elected to start using him as a prophet at this critical age, perhaps highlighting the priestly aspect of Ezekiel's commission. Whether these are real locusts and they devour crops in a time of drought or they are implements of war, we cannot be certain.
Let's plunge into our continued study of Hosea to see what we can learn about improving our attitude towards God! Compare, for example, Micah 1:8 with Isaiah 20:2-4—and Micah 1:9 with Isaiah 1:5-6. These chapters are divided into two main sections. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. September 15, 2016 By Brian Dembowczyk Why We Need to Teach the Minor Prophets to Kids I grew up in a home with a formal dining room that we rarely used. And once again she will be brought to utter destruction! Let's dive into our study of the book of Jonah to see what we can learn about God and His dealings with us! Instead it attributes this section to a later unknown author it calls 'Deutero-Isaiah,' i. Following him were four wicked rulers—Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin and, finally, Zedekiah, whose reign was ended by Babylon's invasion of Judah. He also prophesied what God would do to help.
But God revealed His solution to the human heart problem. Maybe you can relate better to Joel, or Malachi perhaps? According to Jewish rabbinic tradition in the Babylonian Talmud, this Amoz was a brother of Judah's King Amaziah. Preparation Several days before you teach, choose the activities you want to do with your class. Memory Verse hide God's Word in their heart Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. Apply Now Read through the short book of Malachi. But Jeremiah also prophesied to the house of Israel—which God had punished and sent into captivity nearly a century before he began preaching. The fall of the Egyptian city of Thebes No Amon , which occurred in 663 B.
The poor were oppressed, religion was insincere. Haggai calls on the people to get their priorities right. Jonah makes me laugh, and he makes me sad. There were so many religions. Today, we finish up the Old Testament by talking about the prophets. Of course, as with those of Jeremiah, many of Ezekiel's prophecies were, as already noted, recorded principally for posterity's sake—with many having dual or even exclusive application to events far in the future.
What message from Habakkuk did the apostle Paul refer to? Yet throughout the first 34 chapters, Ezekiel moves back and forth between prophecies for his own day and the end time—many of the historical events foretold serving as types of what is to come in the end time. Indeed, we've seen that Jeremiah sent messages to the exiles in Babylon see Jeremiah 29-30. Mainly because Isaiah accurately prophesied future events. He wants those who have no spiritual discernment now to someday understand His truth, repent and be saved 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9. Hosea not only predicted the impending captivity of his people, but he also foretold the end-time punishments yet ahead of us. I have purposed it; I will also do it. Does life make you anxious? A more reasonable conclusion is that the 30th year refers to Ezekiel's age, especially when we consider that he was a priest Ezekiel 1:3.
Remember, Edom was the name given to Esau, Jacob's twin brother. He prevented them from getting rich. Today, we are going to learn about the men in the Old Testament who had a job to bring a message from God to the people of Israel and Judah. Biblical scholars have divided the Prophets section of the Old Testament into several subdivisions. Since God would never be a century late in delivering a warning message, it seems clear that He must have inspired significant portions of the book primarily for the end-time descendants of Israel.
Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow. So time after time, Gomer left Hosea and returned to prostitution, despite the love he showed her. Keep in mind that only your oldest elementary school children will be able to think in abstract terms, but you can ask some basic questions that will hopefully open up a conversation about what the children believe. Daily Lesson Study Did you know that you can receive? Read Joel 2:12-13 Amos Next is Amos. He prophesied to the people of the northern Kingdom of Israel, which was filled with corruption at every level. While Isaiah and Jeremiah wrote preceding captivity, Ezekiel writes during captivity.
Verses such as Micah 5:2; Zechariah 9:9; and Hosea 11:1. God's purpose has always been to help us think and act as He does, in the way that would be most beneficial for us. Now God sends you a message that will threaten, but may help, the country which is your most dangerous enemy. Nahum prophesied to the people of Nineveh. Have that country in mind? Lesson 4: The Minor Prophets and You The books written by the 12 Minor Prophets may have been shorter, but their messages had a major impact on the New Testament.
We should invite Him in to every area of our lives — the fun parts as well as the parts where we figure we need him. Many of their prophecies are dual, with an initial fulfillment as well as an end-time fulfillment. Delivering a Message to Your Parents Scripture Then the Lord reached out his hand. Micah also prophesied that Bethlehem would be the place of the Messiah's birth Micah 5:2; fulfilled in Matthew 2:1-12. For a while he was actually imprisoned. What did they have in common? Website contents copyright 1996-2018 by Sabbath School Net, an independent supporting ministry. Zephaniah The next prophet is Zephaniah.