Episode 17: Malachi

Context Read Malachi 1:6-8 What would happen if they offered what they were giving to God to the governor? What is a way we may show contempt or deprive God of the honor and respect due him? Read Malachi 3:8-12 What consequences are the people …

Episode 16: Zechariah

Context Read Zechariah 1:1-6 In his warning, who does the Lord use as an example? What was his warning? How and when did the ancestors respond to the Lord? Is there any significance in the questions the Lord asks in verse 5? If so, what? …

Episode 15: Haggai

Context Read Haggai 1:1-4 What issue with the people does the Lord point out? What do you think is the significance of the Lord using the phrase “these people” instead of “my people”? Key Verse Read Haggai 1:5-6 The literal translation of the phrase from …

Episode 14: Zephaniah

Context Read Zephaniah 1:1 In the prophets it is uncommon to see a family lineage given, what do you think is the importance of Zephaniah’s family lineage? How does this affect his ministry as a prophet? Read Zephaniah 1:2-7 Is there a possibility of God …

Episode 13: Habakkuk

Context Read Habakkuk 1:1-4 Why do you think Habakkuk was asking these questions? Should he be asking these questions? How would you sum up Habakkuk’s complaint? Read Habakkuk 1:5-11 What kind of expectations does the Lord’s opening in verse 5 set up? What parts of …

Episode 12: Nahum

Context Read Genesis 10:1,6,8-11  How do you view the founder of Nineveh? Why? Read Jonah 1:1-2, 3:1-10, 4:11 What do we learn about Nineveh and its people in Jonah? Do you think it has changed since it was founded? How does God view Nineveh’s response …

Episode 11: Micah

Context Read Micah 3:1-3 Who is being spoken to? What are they being accused of? Do you think the acts in verse 3 are literal or figurative? If figurative, what does it represent? Read Micah 3:4-7 Who is God not answering in verse 4? Who …

Episode 10: Jonah

Context What is the first thing you think of when you hear the story of Jonah mentioned? Does that thought highlight the main character or characters of Jonah? Read Jonah 1:1-3 Who are the main characters? Read Jonah 1:4-9 Did the casting of lots work? …

Episode 9: Obadiah

Context Read Genesis 27:21-36 What is the significance of Jacob having Esau’s birthright and blessing? From an earthly perspective are there some gray areas in this transaction? What are they? Do you think this had an effect on the relationship between the Israelites and Edomites? …

Episode 8: Amos

Context Read Amos 5:18-20 How do you think the Israelites viewed the Day of the Lord? What is the author trying to convey by the analogy of the lion, bear, and snake? Read Amos 5:21-24 Are the things mentioned normally considered good or bad things? …

Episode 7: Joel

Context What images come to mind when you hear the phrase “day of the Lord”? Read Joel 1:13-20 Why do you think the priests are singled out? What are they charged with doing? Who are the priests? Read 1 Peter 2:9-10 Who are the priests …

Episode 6: Hosea

Context Read Jeremiah 3:1-5 and v. 20, Isaiah 1:21, & Ezekiel 16:30-32 What is the common theme of these passages? What is Israel doing that God is comparing them to an unfaithful wife/prostitute? Read Hosea 1:1-2 How long has Hosea been a prophet in this …