Category: Starting Out

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Where do your priorities lie?

The next prophet who we have the privilege of looking at is Haggai. His message is specifically for the leaders of Judah – Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah and a descendant of...

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Hello Habakkuk!

If God is so good and so powerful, how come He doesn’t answer our cries for help? How come God allows all these horrific things to happen in the world He created? If these...

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Say hello to Micah

Today we meet Micah. A prophet of God. He was around at the same time as Isaiah and they both speak a similar message, but they come from very different backgrounds. Isaiah mixes with...

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Welcome to Obadiah!

Today we start to look at the book of Obadiah, the shortest book in the Old Testament. But don’t let that fool you – this book is a massive challenge! Every book of the...

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Using the ordinary

The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa – the vision he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash was...

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A lesson on locusts

In yesterday’s post, Joel posed this question – Has anything like this ever happened in your days or in the days of your ancestors?  Joel 1:2 And what was he talking about? Well, locusts....

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Time to find your voice

Hey, I’m back! New year, new month, new book of the Bible! We’ve arrived at the book of Joel. Joel. That’s one of those names that’s endured. It’s a popular boy’s name even now...

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Looking beyond the label

Yesterday, we saw how God told the prophet Hosea to marry a promiscuous woman. Which led me to think about labels. Because that woman was known as a promiscuous woman. That is what people...