"All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies" (Psalm 25:10).
Covenant Church (PCA) - Houston, TX
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ

Minor Prophets

We have been studying the books of the Minor Prophets one quarter per year during the Adult Sunday school hour.  The first quarter in Spring 2003 covered the prophets Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah.  In the Winter 2003-2004 quarter we studied the prophet Hosea.  In Winter 2004-2005 we studied the books of Joel and Amos.  In Winter 2005-2006 we studied the books of Micah and Haggai.  In Winter 2006-2007 we studied the books of Obadiah, Jonah, and Malachi.  In the Winter of 2007-2008 we studied the Night Visions of Zechariah (chapters 1-6).  

A study of these under-read books is of great profit to the Church of the 21st Century.  The main message of all the prophets was to repent and return to the LORD.  This message is just as important today as it was 2700 years ago.  "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"

 

The links in the following tables provide you with all the details from these Sunday school classes. 

 

 Lesson 

Night Visions of Zechariah
(Winter 2007-8)

 Hosea
(Winter 2003-4)
 

Joel/Amos
(Winter 2004-5)

 Intro

Introductory
Material

Introductory
Material

Introductory
Material

 1

Introducing
Zechariah
(Zech. 1:1)
 

  The Life and
Times of Hosea
(Hos. 1:1)

  The Locusts 
 Are Coming!
(Joel 1:1-20)

 2

 "Return to Me"
(Zech. 1:2-7)

  The Gospel
According to Hosea
(Hos. 1:2-2:1; 3:1-5)

  The Day of the 
LORD Is Coming!
(Joel 2:1-17)

 3

 The Man in
the Myrtles
(Zech. 1:8-17)

  "A Door of Hope"
(Hos. 2:2-23)

  The Spirit
Is Coming!
(Joel 2:18-32)

 4

 Four Horns and
Four Craftsmen
(Zech. 1:18-21)

  "Like People,
Like Priest"
(Hos. 4:1-19)

  The Judge
Is Coming!
(Joel 3:1-21)

 5

 The Man with the
Measuring Line
(Zech. 2:1-13)

  The Moth and
the Lion
(Hos. 5:1-15)

 The Prophet from 
Tekoa (Amos
1:1-2; 7:10-17)

 6

 The Cleansing 
of Joshua
(Zech. 3:1-10)

  Repentance that 
Does Not Count
(Hos. 6:1-7:2)

  The Fourth
Transgression
 (Amos 1:3-2:16)
 

 7

 The Golden Lampstand
(Zech. 4:1-14)

  Cooking and 
Flying Lessons
(Hos. 7:3-16)

  The Roaring Lion
(Amos 3:1-15)

 8

 The Flying Scroll
(Zech. 5:1-4)

  "Sow the Wind and
Reap the Whirlwind"
(Hos. 8:1-14)

  Prepare to Meet
Your God!
(Amos 4:1-13)

 9

 The Flying Ephah
(Zech. 5:5-11)

  "Wanderers Among
the Nations"
(Hos. 9:1-17)

  Seek the LORD
and Live
(Amos 5:1-17)
 

 10

 The Chariots of God
(Zech. 6:1-8)

  "Break Up Your
Fallow Ground"
  (Hos. 10:1-15)

  At Ease in Zion
(Amos 5:18-6:14)
 

 11

 The Crowning
of Joshua
(Zech. 6:9-15)

  "Out of Egypt I
Called My Son
"
(Hos. 11:1-11)

  Four Visions
of Judgment

  (Amos 7:1-9; 8:1-3)

 12

 The Night Visions
of Zechariah
(Zech. 1:1-6:15)

  Lessons from a 
 Reformed Supplanter
(Hos. 11:12-12:14)

  The LORD Is 
His Name
(Amos 8:4-9:6)

 13

 N/A

  "Return to the
Lord Your God"

(Hos. 13:1-14:9)

  The Booth
of David

(Amos 9:7-15)
 

 

 

 

 Lesson 

Ob/Jon/Mal
(Winter 2006-7)

Micah/Haggai
  (Winter 2005-6)  

 Nah/Hab/Zeph
(Spring 2003)

 Intro

Introductory
Material

Introductory
Material

  Introductory
Material

 1

 The Doom
of Edom
(Obadiah 1-9)

 Hometown Hero
(Micah 1:1)

  Historical
Background
7th Century BC

 2

Your Brother's
Keeper
(Obadiah 10-21)
 

Coming Calamity
(Micah 1:2-16)

  Introduction
to the 7th
Century Prophets

 3

Jonah's
Disobedience
(Jonah 1:1-16)
 

Prodigal People
(Micah 2:1-13)

 "A Stronghold in
the Day of Trouble"
(Nah. 1:1-14)

 4

Jonah's
Prayer
(Jonah 1:17-2:10)
 

 Judean Justice
(Micah 3:1-12)

  "Behold on the
  Mountains ..."

(Nah. 1:15-2:13)

 5

 Jonah's
Obedience
(Jonah 3:1-10)

Global Glory
(Micah 4:1-5:1)

  "Your Injury Has
No Healing"

(Nah 3:1-19)

 6

 Jonah's
Complaint
(Jonah 4:1-11)

Mighty Messiah
(Micah 5:2-15)

  "O LORD, 
How Long?"

 
(Hab 1:1-17)

 7

Covenant
Love
(Malachi 1:1-5)
 

What's What
(Micah 6:1-16)

 "The Just Shall Live
 by His Faith"
(Hab. 2:1-20)

 8

Covenant
Hypocrisy
(Malachi 1:6-14)
 

 Great God
(Micah 7:1-20)

  "Yet I Will Rejoice
in the LORD"
(Hab. 3:1-19)

 9

 Covenant
Ministry
(Malachi 2:1-9)

Who's Who
(Haggai 1:1-2)

  "The Great Day of
the LORD Is Near"
(Zeph. 1:1-18)

 10

Covenant
Infidelity
(Malachi 2:10-16)
 

 Haggai's
Housework
(Haggai 1:3-15)

  "Seek the LORD"
(Zeph. 2:1-15)

 11

 Covenant
Purification
(Malachi 2:17-3:6)

 God's Glory
(Haggai 2:1-9)

  "The LORD Your
 God in Your Midst"
(Zeph. 3:1-20)

 12

Covenant
Robbery
(Malachi 3:7-18)
 

 Chosen
Community
(Haggai 2:10-23)

  Review of Nahum,
Habakkuk, &
Zephaniah

 13

Covenant
Judgment
(Malachi 4:1-6)
 

 N/A

  N/A