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  1. 2015 Spring Study

    Slide 1 - 2015 Spring Study

    • “Preparing For The Future”
    • Session 5:
    • THE PROPHETS
  2. Tonight’s Session

    Slide 2 - Tonight’s Session

    • Review Session 4 (Joshua – 2 Chron)
    • We looked at the History
    • We pointed out Some Important events
    • Emphasized that David’s Throne was to Established forever, a reference to Christ Jesus
    • Indexed the Old Stories
    • Tonight we are going to examine the prophets
  3. The Prophets

    Slide 5 - The Prophets

    • Hebrews 1:1,2
    • God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
    • 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; NKJV
  4. The Prophets

    Slide 6 - The Prophets

    • Prophets wielded great influence in Israel
    • Men of Courage and Conviction
    • Preached uncompromisingly against greed, injustice, immorality, and apostasy
    • Defined as “to see” or a seer. Known as Watchmen, Men of God, Messengers, and Interpreters
    • Major vs Minor – length of their book.
  5. Chronology

    Slide 7 - Chronology

    • Early Prophets
    • Moses (1300 BC) ; Samuel (1100 BC); Elijah (870BC); Elisha (850 BC); Joel (840 BC); Jonah (800 BC)
    • 8th Century (Assyrian Crisis)
    • Amos (760 BC); Hosea (750 BC); Isaiah (740 BC); Micah (735 BC)
    • 7th Century (Babylonian Crisis)
    • Zephaniah (625 BC) ; Jeremiah (625 BC); Nahum (625 BC); Habakkuk (610 BC)
  6. Chronology

    Slide 8 - Chronology

    • 6th Century (Exilic Crisis)
    • Daniel (500 BC); Ezekiel (590 BC); Obadiah (585 BC)
    • Later Prophets
    • Haggai (520 BC); Zechariah (520 BC); Malachi (435 BC)
    • The Prophets
  7. Jonah

    Slide 9 - Jonah

    • This book shows God’s universal love to all nations. The occasion of this book is God’s command to Jonah to go and preach to Nineveh, the wicked city of Assyria. This story is famous among all Bible readers.
  8. Jonah

    Slide 10 - Jonah

    • Can’t Escape God… No night so dark , or land so far
    • Duty (Our duty is plain…)
    • Conscience
    • Judgment
    • God controls events…
    • True meaning of Repentances…
    • God loves all men…
    • Power of God’s Word…
  9. Joel:

    Slide 11 - Joel:

    • This book, believed to be written around 825 BC, contains a message which was occasioned by a devastating locust plague representing the day of the Lord and God’s punishment upon the wicked. Joel calls upon the people of Judah to repent. Joel was the prophet that Peter quoted at Pentecost. Acts 2:14-17
  10. Obadiah

    Slide 12 - Obadiah

    • This shortest of all the prophetic books containing only 21 verses, is a denunciation of the Edomite's, descendants of Esau, a nation located south of the Dead Sea.
  11. Nahum

    Slide 13 - Nahum

    • Nahum foretold the impending doom of Nineveh, capital of Assyria. His purpose was to comfort his people long harassed by Assyria and to tell them that God would soon bring Assyria to its knees.
  12. Amos

    Slide 14 - Amos

    • This prophet preached to Israel, the northern tribes. Sins of immorality, drunkenness, theft, greed, injustices, exploiting the poor, defrauding the helpless and a neglect of spiritual duty prevailed at that time. The people were ceremoniously religious but inwardly corrupt. They were selfish, cruel, wicked and worldly minded. Too, some of the people worshipped the false Gods of Baal.
  13. Amos

    Slide 15 - Amos

    • Immorality and Drunkenness Amos 2:7,8
    • Greed, Injustice, and Exploitation Amos 6:4-6; Amos 8:4-8; Amos 3:10-13; Amos 5:11-13
    • Religion Amos 5:21-23; Amos 5:26,27
    • Six miles South of Bethlehem in the little known village of Tekoa lived the prophet Amos. He was a herdsman and a grower of Sycamore figs. Amos 1:1; 7:14-15
  14. Part I – Judgment against…

    Slide 16 - Part I – Judgment against…

    • Damascus
    • Gaza
    • Tyre
    • Edom
    • Ammon
    • Moab
    • Judah Amos 2:4, 5
    • Israel
  15. Part II – Three Sermons of Judgment against Israel … Amos 3:2

    Slide 17 - Part II – Three Sermons of Judgment against Israel … Amos 3:2

    • Word of warning – v. 4-8
    • God announced destruction to …
    • Noah (flood)
    • Abraham (Sodom)
    • Egypt (plagues)
    • Moses (Israel)
    • Have not repented – chap 4:6-11
    • “Prepare to Meet Thy God” v.12, 13
    • Israel’s destruction – Chap 5:1,2; Chap 6:1
  16. Amos

    Slide 18 - Amos

    • Part III – Five Visions of Judgment… Amos 7
    • Locust
    • Fire
    • Plumb line
    • Amaziah’s opposition – v. 10-17
    • Summer fruit – v. 1, 5-9
    • Prophecy 9:8-12; Acts 15:16-18
  17. Hosea

    Slide 19 - Hosea

    • A contemporary of Isaiah, the theme of this book is Israel’s unfaithfulness and how God still loved her anyway. In the bitter experience of his own unfaithful wife, Hosea comes to recognize God’s love for His erring “bride,” Israel.
    • Hosea was a contemporary of Amos, a prophet sent to the northern ten tribe of Israel. Hosea 1:1 “days of Uzziah”
  18. 	Chap 1

    Slide 20 - Chap 1

    • God tell Hosea to take a wife of harlotry – v. 2
    • Chap 2 –
    • God charges Israel with harlotry and adultery – v. 1-7
    • He threatens punishment for her sin – v. 10-13
    • He promises restoration – v. 19-23
    • Chap 3 –
    • Hosea’s relationship with Gomer, his wife, depicts God’s relationship with Israel – v. 1-3
    • Chap 4 –
    • The sins of the people are named…
    • Violence, dishonesty, immorality - v. 1-3
    • Unthankfulness
    • Idolatry >v. 7, 11, 12, 14
  19. Slide 21

    • Chap 5 –
    • Israel’s defilement v. 3-5
    • Chap 6 -
    • God’s tender mercy – v. 1-2
    • Israel’s obedience is compared to dew – v. 4
    • Chap 8 –
    • God warns of their coming punishment v. 1-4 
  20. 	Chap 9 –

    Slide 22 - Chap 9 –

    • Punishment continues – God remembers their sins and iniquities
    • -Land
    • -Possessions
    • -Homes
    • - Families
    • -carried to Assyria v.3; Hosea 10:6
    • Chap 10 –
    • Mixed – not fixed loyalties - v.2
    • Country lie desolate – v. 7, 8
    • Break fallow ground – v. 12, 13
  21. 		Chap 11-

    Slide 23 - Chap 11-

    • God is our father – v. 1-5
    • Peoples rebellion – v. 7
    • Chap 13 –
    • God again makes reference to their Idols – v. 1-3
    • Promise salvation – v. 14 I Co. 15: 54, 55
    • Chap 14 –
    • Plead for Israel to return v. 1-3
  22. Isaiah

    Slide 24 - Isaiah

    • This book is named for its author and warns of the coming Judgment against the southern kingdom of Judah which fell to the Babylonians in 586 BC. Is generally seen as being written during the decline and fall of the Northern kingdom when annexed to the Assyrian Empire. Written by Isaiah, the son of Amoz between 742 – 687 BC. Some scholars see this book as really being two books, believing chap. 1-39 to have been written in Isaiah’s time and chap. 40-66 during the time of Cyrus of Persia. Many of the Messianic prophecies are found within this book.
  23. Isaiah

    Slide 25 - Isaiah

    • Believed to be of Royal descent … “Son of Amoz” (2 Chron. 26:22); Isa. 1:1
    • which was a brother to King Amaziah
    • The moral condition - - Isa. 1:2-4; v. 21-23
    • The Religious condition - - Isa. 1:10-15
    • Call for Repentance - - Isa. 1:16-18
    • The punishment of nations
  24. Isaiah

    Slide 26 - Isaiah

    • I Pe. 1:6-13
    • Jn. 12:41 “These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him…”
    • His Birth - - Isa. 7:14 – Mt. 1:21-23
    • John’s Work - - Isa. 40:3-8 – Mt. 3:3-5
    • Christ’s Work - - Isa. 9:1,2 – Mt. 4:12-17
    • Isa. 61:1,2 – Lk. 4:16-21
    • Isa. 53:4 – Mt. 8:16,17
  25. Isaiah

    Slide 27 - Isaiah

    • Christ’s Death - - Isa. 53 – Mt, Mk, Lk, Jn
    • New Name - - Isa. 62:2 – Ac. 11:26
    • Lord’s House - - Isa. 2:1-4 -- Acts 2
    • 1. “Last days”
    • 2. Lord’s House
    • 3. All Nations
    • 4. Jerusalem
    • People’s Heart - - Isa. 6:9,10 –Mt. 13:13-17
  26. Habakkuk

    Slide 28 - Habakkuk

    • This book reveals God’s plan to punish a sinful nation, (ex. Israel) by an even more sinful one. One of its themes is that the righteous shall live by faith. This book is generally seen as being written during the rise of the Neo-Babylonian Empire around 620 BC.
  27. Micah

    Slide 29 - Micah

    • Also a contemporary of Isaiah this book speaks of the fall of the Northern Kingdom and the taking of Samaria. Micah warned of the coming desolation of Judah and his prophetic oracles have special reference to her.
  28. Contemporary of Isaiah – Mic. 1:1

    Slide 30 - Contemporary of Isaiah – Mic. 1:1

    • “Micah” – “Who is like the Lord?” Mic.7:18
    • Sins of the people … Mic. 1:3-5
    • Oppression – Mic. 3:2, 3; 2:1, 2
    • Violence – Mic. 6:12
    • Greed – Mic. 3:11; Micah 6:10, 11
    • Injustice – Mic. 7:13; Micah 6:8
    • Pride – Micah 2:3
    • God’s judgment … Mic. 1:6-11, 16; Micah 3:12; Micah 6:13-16
  29. 	Samaria – v.5

    Slide 31 - Samaria – v.5

    • Jerusalem – v. 9 <to Babylon> Mic. 4:6-10
    • God’s Mercy… Micah 7:18 ; offers hope to penitent
    • God pleads with them – Micah 6: 1-8
    • Establishment of the Church – Micah 4:1-4
    • Birth of Christ – Micah 5:2 – Mt. 2:1-8
  30. Zephaniah

    Slide 32 - Zephaniah

    • This book also foresees God’s judgment upon Judah. Believed to be written around 630 BC., its allusion is to imminent threat from the northern barbaric hordes (perhaps Scythians).
  31. Jeremiah

    Slide 33 - Jeremiah

    • Written during the later decline and fall of Judah, the southern kingdom, as it fell to the Babylonians. Jeremiah saw the impending doom of the southern kingdom of Judah and encouraged their surrender. His prophecies look toward a time when God would extend a new covenant with his people (31:31).
  32. “The Weeping Prophet of Israel”

    Slide 34 - “The Weeping Prophet of Israel”

    • Jeremiah 25:1-14
    • We learn a great deal about the Man In the Book…
    • 1. His task as a prophet – Jer. 17:19-24
    • 2. His timely message – Jer. 6:16
    • 3. His patriotism and compassion – Jer. 9:1 (Weeping)
    • 4. His rejection and determination – Jer. 20:1, 2, 7-9
    • 5. His ministry - Jer. 1:1-3
  33. “The Weeping Prophet of Israel”

    Slide 35 - “The Weeping Prophet of Israel”

    • 6. His suffering – (Thrown into a cistern) Jer. 38
    • God’s Judgment – (Boiling Pot) Jer. 1:13-15
    • Jer. 2:19-22
    • Jer. 9:11
    • Jer. 24:3-9 (Baskets of Figs)
  34. THE NATION’S SINS…

    Slide 36 - THE NATION’S SINS…

    • Jer. 7:9-11 (Jesus cleanses the temple)
    • Jer. 7:22-26
    • Jer. 7:30,31
    • -Idolatry Jer.1:16; Jer.2:5; Jer.10:1-10
    • -Forgetting God Jer. 2:31,32; Jer. 3:19,20
    • -Shameless Jer. 6: 15
    • -Rebellion (Jehudi’s Penknife) Jer. 36:23
  35. Babylonian Captivity … Jer. 52 (70 years)

    Slide 37 - Babylonian Captivity … Jer. 52 (70 years)

    • Coming back after this time to rebuild…
    • Jeremiah buys his cousin’s field … Jer. 32
    • (1) transaction Jer. 32:6-13
    • (2) Jeremiah’s prayer Jer.32:14-25
    • (3) Lord’s answer Jer.32:42-44
    • Important Prophecies :
    • Jer. 23:5,6
    • Jer. 33:15, 16 >”The Branch”
    • Jer. 31:31 – New Covenant
  36. Ezekiel

    Slide 38 - Ezekiel

    • This author writes first of Jerusalem’s impending fall (586 BC) then foretells of its future restoration. Ezekiel was carried into exile in Babylon where he continued his prophetic mission as “watchman” over Judah. The book looks forward to a return from captivity.
  37. Ezekiel 14:12-14

    Slide 39 - Ezekiel 14:12-14

    • Written mostly while Ezekiel was in Babylonian exile
    • Book contains several visionary scenes…
    • Chap 1 – The Cherubim
    • Chap 10 – departure of God’s Glory from Jerusalem
    • Several things in common with John and Revelation
    • Cherubim (Ez. 1; Rev. 4)
    • Gog – Magog (Ez. 38; Rev. 20)
    • Eating the book (Ez. 3; Rev. 10)
    • New Jerusalem (Ez. 40-48; Rev. 21)
    • God’s Judgment against Israel , Other Nations
    • I. Ezekiel the Watchman… (Ez. 3:17-21; Ez. 33:7-9)
    • Paul (Ac.20:27)
    • Isaiah (Isa. 58:1)
  38. II. 	Many Visions of Israel Destruction …

    Slide 40 - II. Many Visions of Israel Destruction …

    • Clay tablet (Ez. 4:1-4)
    • Ezekiel lying on his side – (Ez. 4:4-8)
    • Sign of defiled Bread –
    • Razor cutting hair – 1/3; 1/3; 1/3 (chap 5:1- 5)
    • Fire sword wind
    • Vision of slaying – (chap 9)
    • Ezekiel moves his things (chap 12)
    • Burning Grape Vine – used only for firewood (chap. 15)
    • Adorned Bride – stripped harlot (chap. 16)
    • Two Eagles (chap. 17)
    • Forrest Fire (Ez. 20:45-49 – Ez. 21:1)
    • Silver in Furnace to clean away dross (Ez. 22: 17-21)
  39. Ezekiel

    Slide 41 - Ezekiel

    • III. Why Destroyed …(Ez. 7:7)
    • Her Idolatry (Ez.6: 1-7)
    • False Prophets (Ez. 13: 1-8)
    • IV. Judgment of Other Nations (Chaps. 25-32)
    • V. Visions of Restorations…
    • Valley of Dry Bones (Ez.37)
    • Two Sticks (Ez. 37)
    • God and Magog (Ez. 38, 39)
    • Restoration of Temple (Ez.40-48)
  40. Daniel

    Slide 42 - Daniel

    • The prophet Daniel was also captured during the siege of Judah by the Babylonians in 586 BC. This book gives the account of how a person can remain Godly even in a wicked and foreign land. Many of our children’s favorite Bible Stories come from this book: Daniel in the lions den; the three Hebrew children story; and others. This book foretells of God’s coming kingdom, the church, which will never be destroyed.
  41. Daniel ( Daniel 3:13-18)

    Slide 43 - Daniel ( Daniel 3:13-18)

    • Chap. 1 “The Captives”
    • V. 3-7 – Most brilliant young men. - - v. 17-20
    • V.8 – Daniel would not defile himself with the kings meat
    • Chap. 2 Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream
    • V.31-35
    • Great Image
    • Head of Gold
    • Arm of Silver
    • Thighs of Brass
    • Feet of Iron and Clay
    • The Kingdom of God - V.36-45; God rules in the Kingdom of men V.20-22
    •  Chap. 3 “Our God is Able”
    • “The Fiery Furnace”
  42. Daniel ( Daniel 3:13-18)

    Slide 44 - Daniel ( Daniel 3:13-18)

    • Chap. 4 Neb’s 2nd Vision
    • His Dream (Tree cut down)
    • Its interpretation (Neb. Deposed)
    • Its fulfillment v.28-33,37
    • Chap. 5 Belshazzar’s Feast …v.24-31
    • Chap. 6 The Decree…Daniel’s devotion v.10…Lion’s Den
    • Chap 7-12 Prophetic literature
  43. Ezra and Nehemiah

    Slide 45 - Ezra and Nehemiah

    • Ezra:
    • Taken from the name of Ezra the scribe this book describes the return of the Jews from Babylon after the decree of Cyrus (536 BC) – one group under Zerubbabel and another group 78 years later under Ezra. The restoration of the temple in Jerusalem is the major theme.
    • Nehemiah:
    • The rebuilding of the wall of the destroyed Jerusalem at the hand of Nehemiah is the major theme. This book is a continuation of the book of Ezra.
  44. Nehemiah, Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah

    Slide 46 - Nehemiah, Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah

    • Medes/Persians now rule the empire. Cyrus becomes emperor. He decrees for the captives to return home (Ezra 1: 2-4) Isaiah had foretold of Cyrus reign and that in him God’s plans would be fulfilled. (Isa. 44: 28; Isa. 45: 1,4)
    • 1st Group returns with Zerubbabel … Ez.2:2
    • Rebuild temple Ez.3:7
    • They are hindered Ez. 4: 1-5 Stopped for 16 yrs…
    • Haggai & Zechariah … Ez. 6:14 (People built their own house…)
    • 2nd Return Ezra’s work Ez. 7:8-10
    • 1. teach the law of God… Neh. 8:1-5
    • 2. Reform the people… (Religious lethargy, foreign wives,
    • etc…) Ez. 9, 10
  45. Nehemiah, Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah

    Slide 47 - Nehemiah, Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah

    • 3rd Return Nehemiah’s Return and Work
    • 1. City In disrepair Neh. 1:3, 4
    • Nehemiah’s prayer Neh. 1:5-11 (Don’t read)
    • 2. Nehemiah the King’s cupbearer Neh. 1:11- 2:5
    • a. Request granted, letter written
    • b. opposition already mounting Neh. 2:10
    • c. Neh. Surveys damage Neh. 2:11
    • d. Detail of work and who did it Neh. 3
    • e. “Mind to work” Neh. 4:6
  46. Nehemiah, Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah

    Slide 48 - Nehemiah, Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah

    • 3.Opposed by enemies Neh.2:19; Neh. 4:1-3,7,8,11
    • 4.Watch set Neh. 4:9,13
    • 5. Work Continued Neh.4:15,16,17,21-23
    • 6. Wall completed in 52 day Neh. 6:15 Neh. 8:9
    • -following The Law (Restoration) 8:13-18
    • -Israel’s History
    • Neh. 10 Made provisions for lord’s Work Neh. 10:32,33
    • Neh. 13
    • Neh. Takes leave for a time 13:6
    • Relapse v.11, 15-17
    • Inter-marriage v.23-27
  47. Malachi

    Slide 49 - Malachi

    • This book exhorts against spiritual shallowness and announces God’s messenger of the covenant who would come and proclaim the Day of the Lord.
  48. Outline of Future 2014 Sessions

    Slide 50 - Outline of Future 2014 Sessions

    • OrientationInspiration of ScriptureGenesis Though DeuteronomyJoshua Through 2 ChroniclesThe Prophets
    • The Old Testament Poetry/NT surveyThe Law, Adam, AbrahamThe Passover Lamb & The Tabernacle Types and Prophecies of Christ
    • (Brazen Serpent, Jonah, High Priest,
    • Prophet, King, Birth, Death, Resur, Set Free)The Life of Christ Part 1The Life of Christ Part 2The Life of Christ Part 3The Teachings of Christ Part 1
    • The Teachings of Christ Part 2 The Gospel of ChristThe Just Shall Live By Faith
    • Examples of ConversionProcess of Conversion Part 1
    • Process of Conversion Part 2Last Will and Testament of Christ
    • “I’m A New Man” (New Creature)The Holy SpiritThe Christ, The Cross, and The Church
    • The Establishment of The Church
    • The Identity of The ChurchNew Testament Worship
    • Authority, The Pattern, and Innovation (1)
    • Authority, The Pattern, and Innovation (2)
    • Authority, The Pattern, and Innovation (3)
    • Authority, The Pattern, and Innovation (4)
    • Basis For Christian Unity
    • FellowshipSpiritual Gifts and MiraclesChurch Government
    • Church Discipline
    • Discipleship
    • Works of Flesh and Fruits of Spirit
    • The Christian Graces
    • Love & The Law of Love
    • The Devil and Temptation