The Stagnant in Spirit

As we have been studying Old Testament History, we have come to the time of the prophets. Recently, we have been looking at Zephaniah, and I noticed a particularly interesting verse. In chapter one, as Zephaniah rebuked the people of Judah for their disobedience before God, he expressed one condemnation that seems a bit different […]

God Hates Divorce!

I have been studying Malachi 2:10-17 for our adult Bible class on Sunday.  It is amazing to me to study these problems among God’s people so long ago, and realize that people have not changed much over the last 2500 years!  Malachi presents lessons (perhaps more than any other “minor” prophet) that can be applied […]

Preachers Motivated By Greed

The prophet Micah reveals the mind of God concerning many of the problems in Israel during the time of his work.  One that stands out is the problem of the false prophets.  There were many during this time that were promising that nothing bad was really going to happen (contrary to the word of Micah, […]

Religious Reformation…

Recently, we have been studying the Minor Prophets in our Adult Bible study on Sunday mornings.  We recently started a study of the prophet Micah.  As I was preparing to teach this lesson, I came upon a quote by Homer Hailey in his commentary on the Minor Prophets.  He was commenting on the nature of […]