Zephaniah Lesson 1: “Everyone Accountable”
Motivation: God’s people had become corrupted with idol worship. God’s coming judgment (through the Babylonian invasion) was not just for vengeance but also for purification. Through God’s words in Zephaniah, we are reminded of His justice, love and control of the future. (Isa. 46:9-10; Daniel 2:20)
Last Updated (Monday, 02 March 2015 07:41)
Nahum Lesson 1: “God Is”
Motivation: Nahum preached about 150 years after Jonah’s revival saved Nineveh. This Assyrian powerhouse had overrun Israel and now threatened to destroy Judah. Through Nahum, God delivered a message of comfort and hope to Judah concerning the punishment and fate of Nineveh.
Nehemiah Lesson 6: “Commit Your Way to the Lord”
Motivation: During the covenant ceremony (10:28-39), the people of God pledged themselves to certain standards of moral and ethical conduct. However, in chapters 11-13 we see many of those same commitments broken. It’s been well said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. God does not just want promises made; He wants promises kept.
Nehemiah Lesson 5: “Return to the Restoring God”
Motivation: Notice the progressive effect of God’s Word: The People Heard God’s Word (8:1-3), “All the people listened attentively to the book of the law.” (3), Understood God’s Word “…giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was read” (8:8), Obeyed God’s Word (8:14-18) “The whole community that had returned from exile made booths and lived in them” (17), and were Moved by God’s Word (8:17) “And there was tremendous joy.” Ultimately, in chapter nine, the people are changed by God’s Word.
Last Updated (Monday, 09 February 2015 04:44)
Nehemiah Lesson 4" “Get an Understanding”
Motivation: Every Sunday millions of God’s people gather in Bible studies to examine God’s Word. What should result? In this study, we’ll seek to understand the importance and result of Bible study.