by Chris Brown

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The Minor Prophets: Who Were They? (1 of 17)
Series: The Unknown Prophets
Chris Brown
Hosea 1-4

The Problem With Prophets…Then And Now: 1 Kings 22:1-36, 2 Timothy 4:3

You can always find a “prophet” to tell you what you want to hear.

Keeping It Simple: Deuteronomy 18:9-22, Exodus 7:1-6

Prophet = One who speaks for someone else
Minor Prophets = Simply shorter books, not less important

Old Testament Prophets were:
- Preachers who said what God told them to
- Motivating in the present, more than predicting the future
- More concerned about revealing God, than future events

The Who What Where & When: Hosea (part 1): Hosea 1-4, Exodus 19:1-6, Ephesians 5:25-33

Hosea’s bizarre and heartbreaking marriage illustrates:
- The depth and pain of our sin toward God
- The depth and commitment of God’s love toward us

TAKING IT HOME 1. Do you wish you had a better understanding of God’s love for you? If so, can you think of something you could do to help you better grasp it?

2. How are you doing at not being friends with the world? Is there anything in your life influencing your friendship with the world that needs to change?

Growth Group Homework

QUICK REVIEW Looking back at your notes from “The Minor Prophets…Who Were They?,” was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?

1. What did you think when Chris said that the prophets in the Bible were more involved in forth-telling than fore-telling? How did his description of Old Testament prophets differ from what you thought about the role of a prophet?

2. Chris said that you can always find a “prophet” voice ...

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