Joel, Amos, And Obadiah (Knowing The Bible)
By Kristofer D. Holroyd, General Editor J. I. Packer, Series edited by Dane C. Ortlund, Lane T. Dennis
The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God’s Word. These 12-week studies lead participants through books of the Bible and are made up of four basic components: (1) reflection questions help readers engage the text at a deeper level; (2) “Gospel Glimpses” highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book; (3) “Whole-Bible Connections” show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ; and (4) “Theological Soundings” identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture. With contributions from an array of influential pastors and church leaders, these gospel-centered studies will help Christians see and cherish the message of God’s grace on every page of the Bible.
The books of Joel, Amos, and Obadiah are revelations from God spoken through his prophets, calling his chosen people to repent and return to him. Even though God promises judgment for their unfaithfulness, he also offers hope of restoration in the Promised Land and reconciliation to him as their Lord.
This 12-week study helps readers see how the justice and mercy of God lead to the hope of glorious salvation, as we wait for the day when Jesus returns to free us from our enemies and our sin and establish his rule over all the nations.
Part of the Knowing the Bible series.
Kristofer D. Holroyd (PhD, Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium) serves as senior pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Muncie, Indiana.
Table of Contents:
Series Preface: J. I. Packer and Lane T. Dennis Week 1: Overview
Week 2: Locusts and Armies (Joel 1:1–2:17)
Week 3: The Lord Had Pity on His People (Joel 2:18–32)
Week 4: The Lord Dwells in Zion (Joel 3:1–21)
Week 5: A Setup (Amos 1:1–2:5)
Week 6: The Lord Has Done It (Amos 2:6–3:15) Week 7: Prepare to Meet Your God (Amos 4:1–5:17)
Week 8: Three Woes (Amos 5:18–6:14)
Week 9: Two Visions (Amos 7:1–8:14)
Week 10: One All-Powerful, Ever-Present Judge (Amos 9:1–15)
Week 11: The Kingdom Shall Be the Lord’s (Obadiah)
Week 12: Summary and Conclusion