1. Study 9 of 13 on Major Lessons From Minor Prophets

    Scriptural Basis: Isa. 11:4; 62:5, Joel 2:1–11; Nahum 1–3; Zeph. 1:14–18; 2:1–3; 3:1–5.

    Key Text: “The Lord will be awesome to them, for He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth; people shall worship Him, each one from his place, indeed all the shores of the nations” (Zeph. 2:11, NKJV).

    1. Some of the people in Zephaniah’s time did terrible things, while others were just complacent as such evils unfolded. Which of these two sins do you think is worse in God’s eyes?

    2. Zephaniah calls the repentant people the “humble of the land” (Zeph. 2:3, NIV). What does he mean by this?

    3. Why is it so easy, especially for those who live in wealth and comfort, to forget their dependence upon God for everything that they have?

    4. What does it mean that God sings and rejoices over us?

    5. In what practical ways can we learn to be more humble?

    6. In what ways could it be possible to try to work out our own salvation by being humble?

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  2. Study 8 of 13 on Major Lessons From Minor Prophets

    1. Habakkuk is one of the smaller books that we almost forget is included in Holy Scripture. What are we to conclude about this?

    2. What is the backdrop to the book of Habakkuk?

    3. What are some of the difficult questions and issues that Habakkuk wrestles with?

    4. How can we help someone to be open with God?

    5. How can we learn to trust in God’s goodness and justice when the world seems so full of badness and injustice?

    6. Past generations of Adventists believed that Christ would have been returned by now. How do we learn to maintain faith as we, another generation, await His return?

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  3. Study 7 of 13 on Major Lessons From Minor Prophets

    Scriptural Basis: Mic. 1:1–9, 2 Cor. 11:23–27, Mic. 2:1–11, 5:2, 6:1–8, 7:18–20.

    Key Text: “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8, KJV).
    1. What do we learn from Scripture about the suffering that a prophet experiences in life?

    2. Micah 5:2 is an important prophecy. What does it tell us about the Messiah?

    3. In what ways is truth more than just correct doctrine and detailed understanding of prophecy?

    4. Why is it easier to keep the Sabbath strictly than it is to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly before God?

    5. What is the proper role of forms and rituals in the Christian life?

    6. Why should the truth of the Incarnation bring hope, gratitude, and praise?

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  4. Study 6 of 13 on Major Lessons From Minor Prophets

    Scriptural Basis: 2 Chron. 36:15–17; Ps. 139:1–12; Isa. 42:5; Jonah 1–4; Matt. 12:39–41; Rev. 10:6.

    Key Text: “ ‘I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the Lord” (Jonah 2:9, NIV).

    1. The story of Jonah is one of the most well-known in all of Scripture. What do you think is its basic message?

    2. Why is it so easy to forget the ways in which the Lord has led you, even miraculously, especially when new trials arise?

    3. What do we learn about repentance in the story of Jonah?

    4. What can we learn about overcoming prejudice in the story of Jonah?

    5. Why is it important that Jesus testified to the truthfulness of the story—that it actually happened?

    6. In the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matt. 18:21–35), Jesus compared God to an angry king who revoked his forgiveness. Does God really revoke His forgiveness?

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  5. Study 5 of 13 on Major Lessons From Minor Prophets

    Scriptural Basis: Isa. 5:20; Amos 5:1–15; 7:10–17, 9:11–15; Acts 15:13–18; Heb. 5:14.

    Key Text: “Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and thus may the Lord God of hosts be with you, just as you have said!” (Amos 5:14, NASB).
    1. One theme of this week’s study is the rejection of God’s prophets. How is this a challenge even for today?

    2. What is the impact of culture on the ability to “hate the evil and love the good”?

    3. How does one learn to “hate the evil and love the good”?

    3. In what ways is it possible to silence the voice of God in our lives?

    4. What does it mean that God is with His church?

    5. How do we make religious songs, rituals, and habits meaningful?

    6. How can we keep that hope and promise of the Second Coming alive and not let it fade amid the stresses of life?

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