Category Archives: OT Studies

Isaiah 1-6: Of God and Men

(1, 3, 5) What is God’s diagnosis of Israel in 1:2-15? What further sins does God point out? 1:21-23 – 3: 9, 11, 13-17 – 5:8-12, 18-23 – What does God call Israel to do, and what would be the … Continue reading

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Joel 1-3: The Day of the Lord

(1) What kind of army has come upon Judah (v4), and what are the results? How does Joel call them to respond in v3?  How does Joel call them to respond in v5, 8, 11, & 13-14? Why are these … Continue reading

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Hosea 8-14: A Call To Return

(8-13) What words, phrases, and pictures does Hosea use to describe Israel’s sin? 8:1 – 9:1, 10 – 10:1-2, 13 – 12:1, 7-8 – 13:2 – In what ways are we tempted to follow Israel’s example? What “fruit of lies” … Continue reading

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Hosea 1-7: Whoredom and Hope

(1) What does God tell Hosea to do, and why (v2)? How might we be unfaithful today (see James 4:4-5, Revelation 2:4-5)? What does God tell Hosea to name his children, and why? (4) For what sins does God condemn … Continue reading

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Jonah 1-4: Mercy

(1) God calls Jonah to go to a wicked people, but Jonah doesn’t want to go.  How does this contrast with Jesus? What does Jonah attempt to do instead (v3, 4, 10)?  Why might we attempt to do the same? … Continue reading

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Amos 1-9: Justice and Righteousness

(1-8) Amos begins by confronting the violence of Israel’s neighbors, but then turns his focus on Israel.  What sins does Amos confront? 2:6-8 – 3:9-10 – 4:1 – 4:4-5 – 5:7, 10-12 – 6:4-6, 12 – 8:4-6 – How would … Continue reading

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II Kings 14-17 & II Chronicles 25-28: King & Exile

(2K14-16) Trace the kings of Judah and Israel.  How long did each reign?  Did they do right or evil in God’s sight?  How did they die? What observations or applications can you make from your summary of these kings? The … Continue reading

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II Kings 8-13 & II Chronicles 22-24: God’s Control & Godly Counsel

(2K8-13) Summarize each of the following passages without any reference to what God is doing: 2 Kings 8 – 2 Kings 9-10 – 2 Kings 11-12 – 2 Kings 13 – What descriptive words would you use to describe these … Continue reading

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II Kings 1-7: Elisha

(1) How does Ahaziah dishonor God in this chapter?  What is the result?  How might we dishonor God in the same way? How do the first two captains dishonor God?  What are the results? How does the third captain humble … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 17-21: Jehoshaphat

(17) How would you describe Jehoshaphat’s spiritual character in v3-6? Why is courage necessary to follow the ways of the Lord (v6)? (17, 19-20) What did Jehoshaphat do to encourage his people to follow the Lord (17:7-9, 19:3-4)? Jehoshaphat also … Continue reading

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