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The Minor Prophets

Current Sermon Series

BIG IDEA OF THE SERIES

This is a series on the Old Testament Minor Prophets. The title "minor" refers to their length, and not their significance, as each week we will focus on one prophet and their message that brings a powerful word from God that challenges the status quo. Though the prophets often brought words of judgment, they also spoke words of hope and ultimate renewal with a call to return.

Resources

Follow along with our series using these resources.

Amos

Watch an overview video on the book of Amos, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In this book, Amos accuses Israel of breaking their covenant with God and highlights how their idolatry has led to injustice and the neglect of the poor.

Watch Video [7:11]

Jonah

Watch an overview video on the book of Jonah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The book of Jonah is a subversive story about a rebellious prophet who despises his God for loving his enemies.

Watch Video [9:00]

Micah

Watch an overview video on the book of Micah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In this book, Micah announces that God's justice is coming in order to create a new future of love and faithfulness on the other side of Israel's sin and exile.

Watch Video [6:37]

Hosea

Watch an overview video on the book of Hosea, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In this book, Hosea accuses Israel of breaking their covenant with God and warns them of the tragic consequences to follow.

Watch Video [7:34]

Nahum

Watch an overview video on the book of Nahum, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In this book, Nahum portrays the downfall of Nineveh and Assyria as an image of how God will confront and bring down all violent human empires.

Watch Video [5:06]

Zephaniah

Watch an overview video on the book of Zephaniah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In this book, Zephaniah announces God’s purifying judgment on Israel. It will remove evil and open up a new future where all people can flourish in peace.

Watch Video [5:09]

Habakkuk

Watch an overview video on the book of Habakkuk, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In this book, Habakkuk struggles to understand God's goodness in the midst of such evil and injustice in the world.

Watch Video [6:48]

Obadiah

Watch an overview video on the book of Obadiah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Obadiah announces Edom's downfall to Babylon, which is an image of how God will bring down all arrogant and violent nations.

Watch Video [4:58]

Joel

Watch an overview video on the book of Joel, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Joel reflects on the "Day of the Lord" and how true repentance will bring about the great restoration hoped for in the other prophetic books.

Watch Video [6:48]

Haggai

Watch an overview video on the book of Haggai, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In this book, Haggai challenges Israel after the exile to remain faithful to their God and rebuild the temple.

Watch Video [5:36]

Zechariah

Watch an overview video on the book of Zechariah, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In this book, Zechariah's visions foster hope in the future promise of the messianic kingdom and challenge Israel after the exile to remain faithful to God.

Watch Video [8:10]

Malachi

Watch an overview video on the book of Malachi, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In this book, Malachi accuses Israel of selfishness after the exile and announces that the day of the Lord will purify Israel and prepare them for God's kingdom.

Watch Video [7:09]