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The Minor Prophets
September 1, 2019

MALACHI: Bored with God

MALACHI: Bored with God

When, in the name of Jesus, we show compassion for others, God is honored. The work of Christian discipleship is the antidote to spiritual boredom. When we accept God’s love for us and care for those God entrusts to us, we can truly gather on Sunday mornings to sing God’s praises. We can step into […]

August 25, 2019

ZECHARIAH: Prisoners of Hope

ZECHARIAH: Prisoners of Hope

Will all those efforts be successful? No, but maybe some will. As prisoners of hope we have the incentive we need to not give up. Since we follow the Messiah who proclaims peace, we will work, believing there is no place so dark and no situation so broken that that redemption cannot happen. God sent […]

August 18, 2019

HAGGAI: The Haggai Complaint

HAGGAI: The Haggai Complaint

When we know our place in God’s great economy, serving others interests before our own, then God is glorified. When we fulfill our calling to bless others as we have been blessed, then the church is alive. When God’s people rise to answer Haggai’s complaint, using the church building as a springboard for action, then […]

August 11, 2019

ZEPHANIAH: God’s Transforming Joy

ZEPHANIAH: God’s Transforming Joy

Take refuge in the name of God. Put your hope in the righteousness of Christ and not your own. Accept the loving transformation that God’s Spirit is in you. Serve God and each other with gladness. Let yourself awaken to the wonder that the Lord, the King of kings, rejoices over you with gladness and […]

July 14, 2019

HABAKKUK: Fortuitous Events

HABAKKUK: Fortuitous Events

We may not like the way the world is today. We may not like our elected leaders. We may not feel we have much control over our own destiny. But it is just possible, even highly probable, that God is working behind the scenes to fulfill God’s vision for the world. We often simply cannot […]

July 7, 2019

NAHUM: Understanding God’s Judgment

NAHUM: Understanding God’s Judgment

Jesus took God’s judgment on the cross. All our wicked and vile sins were nailed there with Him. He alone is our Savior. Nahum’s words to Nineveh serve as a warning for us, driving us to the cross of Jesus. For there we see God’s perfect combination of love and justice. God poured out God’s […]

June 30, 2019

MICAH: The Stuff-less Soul

MICAH: The Stuff-less Soul

Due to difficulty uploading the PDF document, we have included the sermon below:  “Home is where your dog is.” That’s a lesson author Megan Edwards learned living life on the road. Her adventure began when a firestorm roared out of the hills above Pasadena, California, in October 1993. Her “nice house in a nice neighborhood […]

June 23, 2019

JONAH: A Missionary Posture

JONAH: A Missionary Posture

The simple truth is that Christians have much yet to say to a hurting world. God offers us a vision for how life may be transformed, like it was for the Ninevites, when we seek first God’s kingdom and God’s righteousness. The helpful and hopeful word that Christians offer is the last, best chance to […]

June 16, 2019

OBADIAH: Get Off the Sidelines!

OBADIAH: Get Off the Sidelines!

Just wait a while. You will see that God always has the final word, the ultimate victory. The last chapter in every story is always God’s and it is always good. Which is why Obadiah concludes his prophesy with these words: “The kingdom will be the Lord’s” (v. 21). Judgment and victory are in God’s […]

June 9, 2019

AMOS: Living Level and Plumb

AMOS: Living Level and Plumb

Knowing that our lives are not always level or plumb, but trusting in the cross of Jesus, we can believe the words God spoke through Amos: “I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they […]

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