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Old Testament

Malachi

This is the last book of the Old Testament and it is a great one. I have spent the last week studying and reading this little book and it was not a waste of time. As I studied and meditated on this book, it became clear that God was calling His people back to Himself and back to genuine faith. Continue reading “Malachi”

Haggai and getting to work.

The prophets Haggai and Zechariah joined forced in 520 B.C. to encourage the rebuilding of the temple following Babylonian captivity. Continue reading “Haggai and getting to work.”

Zephaniah. A matter of sin and hiding.

The book of Zephaniah is an interesting and challenging little book. It was written by Zephaniah somewhere between 640-620 B.C. Continue reading “Zephaniah. A matter of sin and hiding.”

Habakkuk: faith in crisis.

We don’t know a lot about the prophet apart from the information we can gain from his book. His name means “to wrestle” or “to cling” and speaks to the fact that he is literally wrestling with God for answers. Continue reading “Habakkuk: faith in crisis.”

The book of Nahum.

Today, we are going to cover the book of Nahum.  It is an interesting little book and one that is filled with great lessons for us.   Continue reading “The book of Nahum.”

The book of Micah

I must say that I have enjoyed the challenge of writing an article about each book of the Hebrew Bible.  It has forced me to seriously read each book and digest it so that I can share the bigger points.   Continue reading “The book of Micah”

Jonah and running from God.

We don’t know a lot about Jonah. We know his name means “dove” and that he was the son of Amittai (Jonah 1:1). Continue reading “Jonah and running from God.”

Obadiah

The book of Obadiah is the shortest book of the Old Testament with only 21 verses. For this reason, it is often overlooked and discounted as insignificant. Continue reading “Obadiah”

Amos and genuine religion.

The name “Amos” literally means “burden bearer” and it speaks to how he felt about his message and its content. Continue reading “Amos and genuine religion.”

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