Amos Speaks Again … Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Amos Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Tucked away among over 9,000 posts currently available on the website is a series of articles in a category called The Prophets Speak Again. This category contains commentaries on the so-called minor prophets. (The major prophets are Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel. The minor prophets are Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. They’re not called minor because they’re less important, but because their books are shorter.)

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Habakkuk Speaks Again. Part 2

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

We’ve been comparing Habakkuk’s prophecies of the Babylonian conquest of Judah in 600 BC with current events where powerful forces from the same region have once again risen in battle against God’s people. Is this mere coincidence or is history repeating itself? And if it is, is God warning the West and particularly America that our judgment is due and will come at the hand of Islamic terrorism? Let’s continue with chapter two.

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Habakkuk Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

The prophet Habakkuk wrote about the same time as Jeremiah, Daniel, and Ezekiel. It was just before the Babylonians swooped down upon Judah to punish them for their idolatry, finally carrying them off in 586 BC after 19 years of siege and failed diplomacy. As they left, they destroyed the city and the Temple, taking its priceless artifacts along with their captives to Babylon for 70 years of servitude. All this had been foretold by Jeremiah from Jerusalem and Ezekiel from Babylon, where he and Daniel had been held as hostages since the early stages of the conquest.

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Malachi Speaks Again. Part 4, Conclusion

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Malachi Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

In the Christian Bible the concluding chapter in the Book of Malachi contains the final words of the Old Testament. It would be 400 years before God spoke to Israel again and then His purpose would be to announce the birth of the Messiah. But in Malachi 4 He left Israel with the most important choice in their national history.

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Malachi Speaks Again. Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Malachi Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

We continue our study of the Book of Malachi with chapter 3. As we’ll see the Lord isn’t finished with His criticism of Israel’s behavior, and as was the case with the previous chapters some of His complaints about them could just as easily be made about us.

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Malachi Speaks Again. Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Malachi Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

This is the latest in our series on the minor prophets called “The Prophets Speak Again”. As in the past, we’ll take a message from the Lord to ancient Israel and see if there’s a parallel application in our world today. But first lets get a little better acquainted with Malachi.

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Amos Speaks Again … Part 5, Conclusion

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Amos Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

We’ve come to the final installment in our study of the Book of Amos. The Lord’s anger against the Israelites continues, His promise of judgment clear. There will be no last minute reprieve; the Northern Kingdom will cease to exist. But as He always has, God will preserve a faithful remnant to keep the flame of His people flickering.

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Amos Speaks Again … Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Amos Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

This promise of judgment against Israel began in chapter 2 verse 6 and shows no sign of letting up. Now the Lord will single out the complacent and the proud.

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Amos Speaks Again … Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Amos Speaks Again

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

Our study continues with chapters 4 and 5. The last time we saw that the Lord had worked up a fine head of steam in presenting His indictment of the Northern Kingdom. He’s far from finished.

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