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Reaping the Whirlwind

Lesson Summary: Hosea announces the whirlwind that is about to come on Israel. Focus Passage: Hosea 8. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. The Coming of the Storm (Hosea 8:1-6) Principle: God sends us plenty of Warning Signs before the Judgment comes. Application: What warnings of upcoming disaster are you seeing in your life? Scripture … Continue reading "Reaping the Whirlwind"


Israel’s Appeal Denied

Lesson Summary: The Lord rejects Israel’s deceitful appeal of repentance and confirms His judgment. Focus Passage: Hosea 6-7. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. A Fake Appeal Rejected (Hosea 6:1-11) Principle: God Knows What’s Really in our Hearts. Application: How many times have you appealed for the Lord’s restoration without being sincere? Scripture Reference 24 But … Continue reading "Israel’s Appeal Denied"


Judgment is Coming

Lesson Summary: Hosea explains Israel’s judgment and how it will cause them to seek the Lord. Focus Passage: Hosea 5. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. The Reading of the Judgment (Hosea 5:1-5) Principle: Failure to acknowledge our Sin can only lead to Judgment. Application: How are you failing to recognize the sin in your … Continue reading "Judgment is Coming"


God vs. The People of Israel

Lesson Summary: God presents His case against the people of Israel for forsaking Him. Focus Passage: Hosea 4. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. The Opening Argument (Hosea 4:1-3) Principle: Without the knowledge of God, people are destined for destruction. Application: How has the lack of knowledge of God affected your life? Scripture Reference 21 For … Continue reading "God vs. The People of Israel"


The Promise of Redemption

Lesson Summary: God pursues Israel and promises provision and restoration. Focus Passage: Hosea 2:14-3:5. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. God’s Pursuit of Israel (Hosea 2:14-20) Principle: God loves His People and wants to dwell among them. Application: How has God demonstrated His love for you? Scripture Reference 23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves … Continue reading "The Promise of Redemption"


The Price of Unfaithfulness

Lesson Summary: Hosea warns Israel that its shameless idolatry will lead to severe judgment. Focus Passage: Hosea 2:1-13. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. Israel’s Shameless Idolatry (Hosea 2:1-8) Principle: God will not tolerate Unfaithfulness in His People. Application: In what ways are you following after other gods/idols? How are you being unfaithful to the … Continue reading "The Price of Unfaithfulness"


Rejection and Restoration

Lesson Summary: God calls Hosea to illustrate Israel’s sins and His everlasting love. Focus Passage: Hosea 1. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. Israel’s Sins and God’s Rejection (Hosea 1:1-9) Principle: God Expects His People to be Holy. Application: In which ways have you committed spiritual adultery against God? Scripture Reference 19 Or do you not know … Continue reading "Rejection and Restoration"


Introduction to the Minor Prophets

Lesson Summary: Welcome to the introduction of our series Majoring on the Minors: A Study of the Minor Prophets! Why do a study of the Minor Prophets? First of all, I love studying the Old Testament. I know that all Scripture is breathed by God and profitable for His people (2 Timothy 3:16). When we as Christians … Continue reading "Introduction to the Minor Prophets"


Battle Instructions

Lesson Summary: Paul gives the Galatians final instructions: take care of one another, press on with the given mission, and honor Christ above all. Focus Passage: Galatians 6. Outline and Lesson Goal Restoring a Brother/Sister Principles and Applications I. Leave No Man Behind (Galatians 6:1-5) Principle: Believers need to restore the fallen in love and guard … Continue reading "Battle Instructions"


Walk by the Spirit

Lesson Summary: Believers can choose to walk by the Spirit and bear His fruit. Focus Passage: Galatians 5:16-25. Outline and Lesson Goal Lesson Introduction Principles and Applications I. The Fight: The Spirit vs. The Sinful Nature (Galatians 5:16-18) Principle: Believers can always choose to Walk by the Spirit in their battle against sin. Application: How does … Continue reading "Walk by the Spirit"


Let Freedom Reign

Lesson Summary: Paul encourages the Galatians to hold on to freedom, avoid stumbling blocks, and love one another. Focus Passage: Galatians 5:1-15. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. Freedom to Stand Firm (Galatians 5:1-6) Principle: Believers need to Stand Firm on their Hope and Freedom in Christ. Application: How will you stand firm on … Continue reading "Let Freedom Reign"


Sonship in Christ

Lesson Summary: Paul explains the position, privileges, and preeminence believers have through our sonship in Jesus Christ. Focus Passage: Galatians 3:26-29; 4:1-10, 21-31. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. Position of Sonship (Galatians 3:26-29) Principle: In Christ, Believers stand as the Sons and Daughters of God. Application: How well do you understand your position … Continue reading "Sonship in Christ"


Gifts Through Faith

Lesson Summary: Paul describes how through faith in Jesus Christ, we have been made alive, declared righteous, and set free. Focus Passage: Galatians 2:11-3:25. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. Made Alive Through Faith (Galatians 2:11-21) Principle: Through Faith in Jesus Christ we have died to the old life and have been made alive … Continue reading "Gifts Through Faith"


Authentic Ministry

Lesson Summary: Paul warns the Galatians about listening to a false gospel and affirms how his ministry was given by God and acknowledged by the Apostles. Focus Passage: Galatians 1:1-2:10. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. Scope of Ministry (Galatians 1:1-10) Principle: Authentic Ministry is centered on the one and only true Gospel of … Continue reading "Authentic Ministry"


Word of Life

Lesson Summary: We should desire all of God’s Word so we can gain wisdom and understanding to live a life that pleases and honors God. Focus Passage: Psalm 119. Outline and Lesson Goal The Problem of Bible Illiteracy The Structure of Psalm 119 Principles and Applications I. Desire God’s Word (Psalm 119:33-40) Principle: We should long … Continue reading "Word of Life"


Righteous Living

Lesson Summary: The psalmist declares the blessings, security, and promises of righteous living. Focus Passage: Psalm 112. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. Blessings of Righteous Living (Psalm 112:1-5) Principle: The Blessings of God follow those who Honor Him. Application: How are you experiencing the blessings of righteous living? How are you demonstrating the … Continue reading "Righteous Living"


Which Way?

Lesson Summary: The contrast between the ways and wages of the righteous, and the ways and wages of the wicked. Focus Passage: Psalm 1. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. Road to Righteousness (Psalm 1:1-2) Principle: The Road to Righteousness is paved with Devotion to God’s Word. Application: What do you need to change … Continue reading "Which Way?"


Cast Down and Poured Out

Lesson Summary: The Psalmist pours out his affliction before the LORD and is comforted in the Mighty, Faithful, and Eternal God. Focus Passage: Psalm 102. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. The Prayer of the Afflicted (Psalm 102:1-11) Principle: In our affliction we should come before God with an open and honest heart. Application: … Continue reading "Cast Down and Poured Out"


When in Doubt…

Lesson Summary: Asaph’s faith is tested, restored, and strengthened by putting his focus on God’s ultimate power, purpose, and plan. Focus Passage: Psalm 73. Outline and Lesson Goal Who was Asaph? Principles and Applications I. Faith Tested (Psalm 73:1-14) Principle: Earthly focus can lead us to focus on earthly rewards. Application: How is your current focus testing … Continue reading "When in Doubt…"


Reasons for Thanksgiving

Lesson Summary: Because God hears our prayers and has delivered us from death into eternal life, He is worthy of all our worship and thanksgiving. Focus Passage: Psalm 116. Outline and Lesson Goal Principles and Applications I. Our God Hears (Psalm 116:1-4) Principle: We can be thankful for a God who hears and answers our prayers. Application: … Continue reading "Reasons for Thanksgiving"


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