The Prophets

God speaks through His Word and through people. These people are known as “prophets.” Prophets in the Old Testament used their voices to call attention to God and what He wanted to say to His people. Sometimes it was good - words of deliverance and promise and freedom. Other times, God was upset with Israel and He wanted them to know why. Many books of the Bible were written by these prophets. Their words were often the confrontational truth of God that clashed with the beliefs and actions of the world. In this study, you will look at six different prophets from the Old Testament - Micah, Amos, Joel, Hosea, Nahum, and Habakkuk. These are the small books in the Old Testament that we often forget, but the words of these prophets are so powerful for us today. They each focus on judgment and deliverance in a unique way.

Inside The Guide

Each guide is broken up into six weeks. Below is a small insight into each week.


How does God use Micah to communicate His anger toward His people? What can I learn from it?


What do we learn in Amos about God's reaction to injustice but also His heart for the oppressed?


What can I learn about both God’s judgment and His love in the book of Joel?


Throughout the book of Hosea, we see his faithfulness to his wife even when it was difficult. What can we learn about God's faithfulness in this story?


Why does God’s judgment seem so severe against the people of Nineveh? What warnings should I heed for my own life because of this?


What are Habakkuk's complaints against God, and where do I see bad things happening in my life right now that I can go to God about?

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