For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man,
but men spoke from God
as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. (2 Peter 1:21)
Bible Studies at St. Paul's
Winter of 2019
We have only two books of the Minor Prophets to study.
Zechariah, like Isaiah and Ezekiel, was inspired to pen the visions that God had given him. His visions were for God's people who had returned from the Babylonian captivity and were rebuilding the temple, Jerusalem, and their lives.
The last book of the minor prophets is Malachi. His book is the last of the Old Testament prophets. His words and wisdom were to be a guiding light for Israel during the quiet days ahead. For 400 years, there would be no Old Testament prophets. The next Biblical witness was the birth of the Savior, Jesus.
Besides liking to know what God said to his Old Testament people, a major reason for us studying the prophets is to look at ourselves and our time through God's wisdom given them. Our technology is different. Our life-styles are different. But spiritually we are very much the same. What the prophets needed to tell Israel is also what we need to hear.
Sunday February 10th
we will begin a study of one of the New Testaments
most challending and prophetic books.
This will be a great study for those who wish to know what this prophecy says
for our time and faith.
As homework please read Matthew 24.
To understand prophecy it is wise to read those sections
where God speaks more simply.