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Read Amos Chapter 1
1. What do you learn of Amos from Amos 1:1?

2. Where was Tekoa?

3. What natural disaster occurred 2 years before according to Amos 1:1?

4. Some commentators believe this is the same earthquake that Zechariah mentions. What do you learn about it in Zechariah 14:5?

5. What prophecy does Amos give in Amos 1:2?

6. Where is Carmel?

7. What famous event involving the prophet Elijah happened at Carmel?

8. What was the transgression of Damascus according to Amos 1:3?

9. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:4-5?

10. What are the transgressions of Gaza according to Amos 1:6?

11. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:7-8?

12. What are the transgressions of Tyre according to Amos 1:9?

13. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:10?

14. What are the transgressions of Edom according to Amos 1:11?

15. Who is Edom?

16. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:12?

17. What are the transgression of Ammon according to Amos 1:13?

18. Who are the Ammonites? (Hint: Genesis 19)

19. What does God say He will do to them in Amos 1:14-15?

 

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Read Haggai Chapter 2                                                                                                               

1. How much time has passed from Haggai 2:1 to Haggai 2:10?

2. What is the question for the priests according to Haggai 2:12? How do the priests answer?

3. What does Haggai ask them in Haggai 2:13? How do they answer?

4. How does Haggai respond in Haggai 2:14? What does he mean when he says their offerings are unclean?

5. What does God promise in Haggai 2:15-19?

6. What does God promise in Haggai 2:20-23?

7. What does it mean to make Zerubbabel like a signet ring?

8.What do you learn from these verses?
Deuteronomy 7:6-8

Psalm 65:4

John 15:16

Ephesians 1:3-6

1 Peter 2:4-6

9. What does it mean when God says He has chosen us?

10. How can you apply the book of Haggai to your life? To your relationship with God?

 

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Read Haggai Chapter 2
1. How much time has passed since the events of chapter 1?

2. Who does God tell Haggai to speak to in Haggai 2:1-2?

3. What questions does God ask in Haggai 2:3?

4. What is God’s message through the prophet in Haggai 2:4?

5. Copy Haggai 2:5 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

6. What does God promise He will do in Haggai 2:6-7?

7. What does God say of the temple in Haggai 2:7-9?

8. What do you learn from these verses about God’s glory?
Exodus 16:9-10

Exodus 40:34-35

Leviticus 9:22-24

Numbers 16:28-35

2 Chronicles 5:11-14

2 Chronicles 7:1-3

Isaiah 6:3

Isaiah 40:4-5

9. Summarize what you learn about the glory from the verses in #8.

 

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Read Haggai Chapter 1                                                                                                                   

1. What is it that God would have us do in order to “consider our ways?” Provide support from scripture where you can.

2. What does God instruct them to do in Haggai 1:8? How will that help them?

3. What do you learn about worship from the following passages?
Psalm 73

Psalm 86

Psalm 96

Psalm 100

Psalm 103

4. What is the result of worship and coming into the presence of God for the believer? Provide support from your own experience and/or scripture.

5. What do you learn from the following passages
2 Kings 22:8-20

Job 42:1-6

Isaiah 6:1-5

6. Copy Haggai 1:8 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

7. What does God tell the people through the prophet in Haggai 1:9-11?

8. What is the response of the people and the leaders in Haggai 1:12?

9. What is God’s response in Haggai 1:13?

10. What does God do according to Haggai 1:14-15?

11. What application can you make from Chapter 1 of Haggai?

 

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We’re studying through some of the minor prophets. We invite you to study along with us, taking as much as you desire. Please consider the benefit of systematic study of the Bible–how it can improve your life and your relationship with the Creator God, author of the Bible.

Background
1. Who is the author of the book of Haggai?

2. When was this book written?

3. What does the name “Haggai” mean?

Read Haggai Chapter 1
1. What do you learn about Haggai from Haggai 1:1?

2. What do you learn about Haggai from Ezra 5:1?

3. What do you learn about Haggai from Ezra 6:14?

4. When do the events of this chapter take place according to Haggai 1:1?

5. What is the message of God through the prophet in Haggai 1:2-4?

6. What does God say to the people about the consequences of their failure to finish the temple in Haggai 1:6?

7. What does God tell them twice, once in Haggai 1:5 and once in Haggai 1:7? What is God’s meaning? Why does He repeat the phrase?

8. What do you learn from the following verses?
Lamentations 3:40
Romans 14:11-12
2 Corinthians 13:5
Philippians 2:12
James 1:22-25

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Read Habakkuk Chapter 3

1. What does the prophet say God did in Habakkuk 3:12-15? Why?

2. What was the prophet’s reaction according to Habakkuk 3:16?

3. Copy Habakkuk 3:17-19 here meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

4. What does Job say in Job 13:15?

5. What do Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego tell King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 3:16?

6. What do Peter and John tell the council in Acts 5:19-21?

7. What do the people who spoke in questions 14-16 have in common with Habakkuk?

8. Review Habakkuk 2:4 and 3:15-19. How do these verses encourage and/or exhort you?

9. What application can you make to your life from the book of Habakkuk?

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Read Habakkuk Chapter 3
1. What is a shigionoth? What does the opening line tell you about this chapter of the book of Habakkuk?

2. To whom is Habakkuk speaking in Habakkuk 3:2? What is he asking for?

3. What is the prophet’s meaning when he says, “God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran?”

4. What does the prophet say about God in Habakkuk 3:3-6?

5. What does the prophet say he saw in Habakkuk 3:7?

6. Where is Cushan? Midian?

7. What does the prophet ask God in Habakkuk 3:8-9? Why

8. What does the prophet describe in Habakkuk 3:10-11?

9. Copy Joshua 10:13 here. Meditate on this. What was going on in that chapter of Joshua? Why did the sun and moon stand still?

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Read Habakkuk Chapter 2 (the last study covered verses 1-4 of Chapter 2)
1. Who is the prophet speaking to in Habakkuk 2:5? What does he say of him?

2. What is the sin that God is addressing in Habakkuk 2:6-7?

3. What do you learn from the following verses?
Proverbs 6:1-3

Proverbs 22:7

4. What does God condemn in Habakkuk 2:8?

5. What does God condemn in Habakkuk 2:9-11?

6. What do you learn from the following verses?
Exodus 20:17

1 Kings 21

Mark 7:20-23

Luke 12:15

7. What is God condemning in Habakkuk 2:12?

8. What do you learn from the following verses?
Psalm 5:5-7

Psalm 37:35-36

Psalm 140:11-12

Proverbs 16:29

Proverbs 29:10

9. Copy Habakkuk 2:14 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

10. What is God condemning in Habakkuk 2:15-17?

11. What do you learn from the following verses?
Joel 1:5-6

Proverbs 23:29-35

Galatians 5:19-21

Ephesians 5:18

12. What does God condemn in Habakkuk 2:18-19?

13. What do you learn from the following verses?
Leviticus 19:4

Psalm 96:5

Psalm 97:7

Psalm 135:15-18

14. Copy Habakkuk 2:20 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

15. What do you learn from the following verses?
Psalm 2

Psalm 18:3

Psalm 22:7

Psalm 46

Psalm 77:13

Revelation 4:11

Revelation 5:12

16. What application can you make from Habakkuk Chapter 2?

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Read Habakkuk Chapter 2:1-4
1. What does Habakkuk say he will do in Habakkuk 2:1?

2. What does the prophet say God said in response in Habakkuk 2:2-3?

3. Copy Habakkuk 2:4 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

4. What do you learn from the following verses?
Romans 1:17

Galatians 3:11

Hebrews 10:38

5. Look up faith in the dictionary. Try checking more than one dictionary including a Bible Dictionary if possible. Record what you find.

6. Copy Hebrews 11:1-2 here. Meditate on this. Try to restate this in your own words. It might help to consult another translation.

7. Explain what it means to “live by faith” in terms that a person who doesn’t know anything about God could understand.

8. What do you learn about faith from the following verses?
Romans 3:22

Galatians 2:16

Galatians 3:22

Ephesians 2:8-9

Philippians 3:9

9. What application can you make to your own life from these verses and study about faith and the just living by faith?

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Read Habakkuk Chapter 1
1. What is the prophet’s first question in Habakkuk 1:2-3?

2. What is the prophet’s conclusion from what he sees according to Habakkuk 1:4?

3. How does the LORD reply to the prophet in Habakkuk 1:5-11?

4. What do you learn from the following verses?
Psalm 18:6

Psalm 40:1

Psalm 77:1

Proverbs 2:3-9

5. Is the prophet’s observation about God in Habakkuk 1:12?

6. What is his question of God in Habakkuk 1:13-17?

7. Can you think of a time in your own life where God used a wicked person or evil circumstance to chastise, rebuke or correct you? Explain.

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