Begin this session by reading Scripture and answering questions to reflect on the selected Bible verses.
Minor Prophets: the last twelve books of the Old Testament, which are also referred to as “The Book of the
Twelve” in the Hebrew Scriptures.
These are the books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. The Book of the Twelve are not randomly thrown together, but are intentionally organized in two different ways: chronologically and thematically. The books appear to be organized by when they were written and also share themes. Several of these books wrestle with what is right ethical behavior while others offer differing perspectives on Israel’s relationship with other nations.
How does viewing God’s relationship with His people as a marriage shape how you view your relationship with God?
In what ways have you been tempted to place an idol between yourself and God? What things do you place at the center of your life instead of God?
How does God’s love for you, in spite of your faults, shape how you deal with others and their mistakes?