When God Speaks

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Series Overview:

This series surveys five of the twelve “minor prophets” of the Old Testament, applying their timeless message to the people of God in today’s world.

1) Haggai – Success that Matters

The greatest success in life is to accomplish God’s purpose by God’s power.

Talking Points:

  • Don’t be selfish. Haggai 1:9-10
  • Don’t be discouraged. Haggai 2:3-5
  • Don’t be clueless. Haggai 2:15-16

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2) Zechariah – How to Begin Again

Lasting life change requires quitting the wrong stuff and starting the right stuff.

Talking Points:

  • Quit acting like your crazy cousins. Zechariah 1:2-4
  • Start rejoicing because God is coming to live with you. Zechariah 2:10-11
  • Keep living according to God’s word and in his spirit’s power. Zechariah 4:6
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3) Micah – God Turns Misery to Hope

God offers to rescue us from our misery because of his great love and mercy.

Talking Points:

  • God helps people in their misery. Micah 7:14-15
  • Everyone who rejects God faces his judgment. Micah 7:16-17
  • God rescues us because of his love, not our obedience. Micah 7:18-20

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4) Zephaniah – When God Gets Replaced

Backsliding isn’t a new thing. But stopping the slide is easier than ever.

Talking Points:

  • Spiritual slide begins when idols replace God. Zephaniah 1:4-5
  • Spiritual slide advances when we live like spiritual atheists. Zephaniah 1:6
  • Spiritual slide destroys when we think there are no consequences. Zephaniah 1:12
  • No matter how far we slide, God provides a way of escape. Zephaniah 3:9
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5) Whatever It Takes

God does whatever it takes to get our attention so that we will turn to Him.

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  • God does whatever it takes to get our attention. Joel 1:1-3
  • Now is the time to turn to God. His heart is for you, not against you. Joel 2:12-13
  • God honors our trust in him. His promise goes beyond forgiveness to restoration. Joel 2:25-28 
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