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.
The greatest success in life is to accomplish God’s purpose by God’s power.
- 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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Lasting life change requires quitting the wrong stuff and starting the right stuff.
- 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
God offers to rescue us from our misery because of his great love and mercy.
- 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
Backsliding isn’t a new thing. But stopping the slide is easier than ever.
- 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
God does whatever it takes to get our attention so that we will turn to Him.
- 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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