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

2. What act of nature has happened in the land according to Joel 1:2-4?

3. What does Joel call the elders to do in Joel 1:2?

4. What act of men has occurred according to Joel 1:5-7?

5. What does Joel call the drunkards to do in Joel 1:5?

6. What natural disaster has occurred according to Joel 1:8-12?

7. What does Joel tell the farmers to do in Joel 1:11?

8. What does Joel tell the priests to do in Joel1 1:13-14?

9. What do you learn from the following verses about fasting?
Judges 20:26-28

2 Chronicles 20:1-4

Ezra 8:21-23

Nehemiah 9:1-3

Esther 4:16

Psalm 35:13

10. What does Joel say is happening in Joel 1:15?

11. What evidences does Joel mention for his conclusion in Joel 1:16-20?

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Introduction/background
1. Who is the author of the book of Joel?

2. When was the book of Joel written?

3. To whom was Joel prophesying?

4. During which King(s)’ reign(s) did Joel prophesy?

5. What do you learn of Joel from Acts 2:14-20?

6. What does the name “Joel” mean?

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Read Jonah Chapter 4
1. What is Jonah upset in Jonah 4:1-2?

2. What does Jonah say of God in Jonah 4:2?

3. What does Jonah ask for in Jonah 4:3?

4. What is God’s response in Jonah 4:4?

5. What does Jonah do in Jonah 4:5?

6. What does God do for Jonah according to Jonah 4:6?

7. What is Jonah’s response to the plan in Jonah 4:6?

8. What does God do next according to Jonah 4:7-8?

9. How does Jonah respond?

10. What is the exchange between God and Jonah in Jonah 4:9?

11. What is God’s response in Jonah 4:10-11?

12. What do you learn of God from Jonah 4:10-11?

13. What is God’s point to Jonah?

14. What application can you make from the book of Jonah to your life?

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Read Jonah Chapter 3
1. What command does God give to Jonah for the second time in Jonah 3:1-2?

2. How did Jonah respond the first time God gave this command in Jonah 1:1-2?

3. How does Jonah respond the second time according to Jonah 3:3?

4. Has this ever happened to you, e.g. that God gave you a command and the first time (maybe even several times) you ignored God and He had to bring a great storm or other consequence to your life? Explain.

5. Where was Ninevah?

6. Going deeper: What was the reputation of Ninevah at the time God sent Jonah there?

7. What do you learn of Ninevah from Jonah 3:3?

8. What does Jonah do when he enters the city according to Jonah 3:4?

9. What was the response to Jonah’s message according to Jonah 3:5-9?

10. Copy Jonah 3:10. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

11. What do you learn about God’s response to prayer from the following passages?
Numbers 11:1-3

Numbers 12:9-15

1 Chronicles 21:15

 

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Blessed [with spiritual security] is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord and whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord. Jeremiah 17:7 (Amplified)

The key words in this passage are “believes,” “trusts in,” and “relies on.” These words set up a progression of sorts. That is to say, one must first believe in God before one can trust God, and one must learn to trust God before one can fully rely on God. This verse reminds us that walking with God is not a one-day affair. Rather it requires an ongoing, committed relationship with God, marked by daily diligence and intentionality. The verse itself encourages us how to press on–with hope and confident expectation in the Lord. He will never fail.

We shouldn’t lose sight of the author of this passage, Jeremiah the Prophet of God, who knew some pretty serious adversity in his time and preached his message of God’s impending judgment to a people hostile toward him and unwilling to turn from their sin. In times like these, looking forward in hope is what keeps us focused on God and allows us to overcome the adversity we are facing.

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Read Jonah Chapter 2

1. Where is Jonah at the opening of Jonah chapter 2?

2. What does Jonah say of God in Jonah 2:2?

3. What is Sheol?

4. Who does Jonah say cast him into the sea in Jonah 2:3?

5. When did Jonah remember God according to Jonah 2:7?

6. Copy Jonah 2:8-9 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

7. How did God respond to Jonah’s prayer according to Jonah 2:10?

8. What do you learn about from the following passages?
Judges 6:11-18; 36-40

Judges 16:23-31

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Read Jonah Chapter 1

1. What do you learn about the storm in Jonah 1:4?

2. What is the response of the mariners on the ship according to Jonah 1:5?

3. What is the response of Jonah according to Jonah 1:5?

4. What does the captain say to Jonah in Jonah 1:6?

5. What do the men on the ship decide to do according to Jonah 1:7? What is the result?

6. What question do the men ask of Jonah in Jonah 1:8?

7. How does Jonah respond in Jonah 1:9?

8. What was the mariner’s response to Jonah’s statement according to Jonah 1:10-11?

9. What does Jonah tell them to do in Jonah 1:13?

10. What do the men do instead in Jonah 1:13? What is the result?

11. What do they do in response in Jonah 1:14-15? What is the result?

12. What is the response of the mariners to the events?

13. What do you think the mariners know of God based on what you read in this passage? Explain.

14. Copy Jonah 1:17 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

15. How does this passage in Jonah 1 related to Matthew 12:38-41? Why is that important?

16. What application can you make from this chapter of Jonah to your own relationship with God? Do you find yourself running away from God? 

Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel
Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel

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Read Jonah Chapter 1
1. Who was Jonah according to Jonah 1:1?

2. Who told Jonah to go to Ninevah? Why was he to go there?

3. Where was Ninevah?

4. Why was Ninevah a “great city?”

5. Where was Tarshish?

6. From Whom was Jonah fleeing according to Jonah 1:3?

7. What do you learn from the following verses?
Psalm 139:7-10

Jeremiah 23:24

Amos 9:2-4

8. Where did Jonah go to catch the ship to Tarshish?

9. Where is Joppa (Jaffa) located in Israel?

 

Old Jaffa – Israel
Jaffa (Joppa) – Israel
Seaport of Jaffa (Joppa) – Israel

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

2. When was this book written?

3. Who was the original intended audience for this book? How do you know?

4. To which Kingdom did Jonah prophesy, Northern or Southern?

5. What does the name “Jonah” mean?

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Read Amos Chapter 8
1. What does Amos see in a vision in Amos 8:1-2?

2. What does the fruit represent?

3. What does God say will happen to His people Israel in Amos 8:2-3?

4. What does God say will happen to those who take advantage of the poor and needy in Amos 8:4–10?

5. What does God say will happen in Amos 8:11-14?

Read Amos Chapter 9
1. What does Amos see according to Amos 9:1?

2. What is the message God gives in Amos 9:1-4?

3.What do you learn of God from Amos 9:5-6?

4. What prophecy is given about God’s people in Amos 9:7-10?

5. Copy Amos 9:11-12 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

6. What great promises does God give His people and the land in Amos 9:13-15?

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