Category Archives: OT Studies

Habakkuk 1-3: Trust in the Lord

(1) What lament does Habakkuk bring to God (v2-4)?  When have you made a similar lament? What answer does God give to his prayer (v5-11)? Is this the answer Habakkuk was looking for (v12-17)?  What troubles him about God’s answer?  … Continue reading

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Zephaniah 1-3: The Day of the Lord

(1) The Day of the Lord is coming when God will bring judgment against Judah (v4–13) and one day the whole world (v2-3, 17-18).  What brings God’s judgment (v4-6, 8-9, 12, 17)? Why do you think we are instructed to … Continue reading

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Nahum 1-3: Against The Enemy

(1) What do you learn about God in v2-6? What do you learn about God in v7? Why must God be all the things in v2-6 in order to be all the things he is in v7? Though Nineveh plots … Continue reading

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II Kings 21-23 & II Chronicles 33-35: Pay Attention

(2K-21) Manasseh did what was evil in God’s sight (v2).  What evil did he do (v1-9)? How did God respond (v10-15)?  What does this remind you about God? (2Ch-33) Again we read of Manasseh’s evil in v1-9.  God confronted Manasseh, … Continue reading

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Micah 1-7: Judgment, Promise, Expectation

(1-2, 6) What sins does God confront in 1:7; 2:1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11? How does God respond to their sin (6:9-16)?  What does this tell you about God? (3) What groups of people does God condemn, and … Continue reading

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Isaiah 58-66: A Glorious Future

(58) Why was God not pleased with Israel’s fasting (v1-5)? What did God expect the people to do along with their fasting (v6-7, see also the “If” statements in v9-10, 13)? What would be the results (Then… in v8-12, 14)? … Continue reading

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Isaiah 49-57: The Suffering Servant

(49) How is the servant described in v1-5? What will the servant do in v5-12 (compare with 42:6-7)?  How do we see Jesus doing these very things in the New Testament? How are we to respond to the servant in … Continue reading

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Isaiah 40-48: Behold Your God

(44-45) Israel is going to be taken captive by the Babylonians.  Who is God going to raise up, and for what purpose (44:28-45:6)? God predicted this over 170 years before it happened.  How would this encourage the people of Israel?  … Continue reading

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Isaiah 36-39, II Kings 18-20, II Chronicles 29-32: Hezekiah

(2K18) What words are used to describe Hezekiah in v1-6? How does his example challenge you? (2Ch29-30) What is Hezekiah’s first order of business (29:3-19)? Describe the worship that followed (29:20-36).  Note their actions, mood, and motives. Describe their preparations … Continue reading

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Isaiah 28-35: Look to the Lord

(28) Where did Ephraim look for a crown of glory and beauty (v1)?  Where should they have looked (v5)?  Where do we tend to look? God offered rest to Judah, but they refused (v12). They looked elsewhere for refuge (v14-15).  … Continue reading

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