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Read Esther Chapter 3
1. Who is Haman? What is his lineage?

2. What favor is Haman shown by the King?

3. What was Mordecai’s reaction to Haman? Why?

4. How did Haman react to Mordecai?

5. What does Haman plan to do to retaliate against Mordecai? Why? How as it to be accomplished?

6. What other enemies of the Jews (those who sought to destroy them completely? Have there been over their 4000 year history? Name as many as you can.

7. What does God promise regarding the enemies of His people in the following verses?
□ Deuteronomy 28:7

□ 1 Samuel 17:47

□ Psalm 18:3; 47-48

□ Psalm 41:2, 11

□ Psalm 61:3

□ Psalm 119:98

□ Proverbs 16:7

□ Isaiah 59:19

8. What does the New Testament teach about how to deal with our enemies? The enemies of God?
□ Matthew 5:44

□ Romans 12:14

□ Ephesians 6:10-18

 

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Read Esther Chapter 2

  1. When King Ahasuerus became lonely for his queen, what solution was proposed?
  2. Who is Mordecai? Of what tribe is he? What other famous person in Jewish history is from that same tribe?
  3. Who is Hadassah? Esther? Why is she in Shushan? Where is her family? Where is she from?
  4. What happens to Esther in Chapter 2?
  5. Describe Esther’s beauty treatments. How long did they last?
  6. What was the king’s reaction to Esther?
  7. What did Mordecai discover while sitting in the King’s gate? What happened as a result?
  8. What references to dates and/or time is given in this chapter? Note all that you find.
  9. What does God say about a woman’s beauty?
    □ Proverbs 31:30 □ 1 Peter 3:3-6

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Read Esther Chapter 1

  1. Who is Ahasuerus?
  2. Where do the events of Chapter 1 of Esther take place? What country is this today?
  3. Describe the scene in your own words.
  4. Who is Queen Vashti?
  5. What happened between Queen Vashti and King Ahasuerus in the opening chapter? Why?
  6. From whom does the King seek advice? Who are they? What is their advice? Why?
  7. What do the following verses teach about counselors?
    ▸ Psalm 1:1 ▸ Proverbs 1:5
  8. What happens to Queen Vashti?
  9. What references to dates and/or time is given in this chapter? Note all that you find.
  10. What do you observe about the marriage between the King and Queen Vashti? Contrast that to the Bible’s teachings on marriage.
  11. What do the following verses teach?□ Proverbs 14:12 □ Proverbs 14:17 □ Proverbs 14:29 □ Proverbs 16:32

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Read Zephaniah Chapter 3
1. Who is God speaking to in Zephaniah 3:1-5?

2. What are God’s complaints against her?

3. Copy Zephaniah 3:5 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

4. What does God say is His plan in Zephaniah 3:8?

5. What does God promise to do in Zephaniah 3:9?

6. What does God promise in Zephaniah 3:10-13?

7. What does the prophet tell the daughter of Zion in Zephaniah 3:14?

8. What does the prophet say God has done in Zephaniah 3:15?

9. Copy Zephaniah 3:16-17 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

10. What does God promise in Zephaniah 3:19-20?

11. What do you learn from the following verses?
Jeremiah 29:14

Jeremiah 33:7

Ezekiel 39:28

12. What application can you make from the book of Zephaniah?

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In the coming weeks, we are going to be posting Bible studies from the book of the Minor Prophets known as Zephaniah. It is a short book, but it has a powerful message–one that might prove useful even today. I recommend that you start your study by doing answering these background questions and reading through the entire book in one setting.

  1. Who is the author of the book of Zephaniah? When did he live?

2. When was this book written?

3. Who was the intended audience of the prophecies of Zephaniah?

4 .What does the name “Zephaniah” mean?

If you are interested in other studies in the minor prophets, we have posted studies through the following books:

Amos

Jonah

Joel

Habakkuk

Hosea

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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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