Week of November 16

Week of November 16

November 16: Hosea 9-10

1) What was Israel like to God at the beginning of the relationship (see 9:10-13)?

  1. Grapes in the wilderness
  2. First fruit on the fig tree
  3. Young palm planted in a meadow
  4. All of the above

2) What do you think God means by the analogy in His command to "break up your fallow ground" in 10:12?

November 17: Hosea 11-14

1) Hosea 11:1 is quoted in the New Testament. To whom is it applied? (Hint: Read Matthew 2)

2) What illustration does Hosea use to describe the nation's dim prospects under God's wrath (see 13:3)?

  1. Morning mist
  2. Dew that goes away
  3. Chaff that swirls from the threshing floor
  4. Smoke from a window
  5. All of the above

November 18: 2 Kings 15-16

1) What ongoing religious practice of the people did Jotham leave unchallenged in 15:34-35? What was the spiritual problem with this practice?

2) Besides the sacrifices in the high places, which had been going on for generations, what abominable pagan practice did King Ahaz add in 16:3?

November 19: 2 Kings 17

1) What caused Israel's downfall resulting in their invasion and deportation by the Assyrians (see 17:7-18)?

2) The King of Assyria repopulated Samaria with exiles from other conquered nations who did not worship the Lord, and the new inhabitants were plagued by lions (v. 25). What was the pagan King's surprising response (v. 27-28)?

November 20: Isaiah 1-2

1) God hated the sins and rebellion of His people so much that their insincere religious acts were rejected. Which did He name specifically (1:11-15)?

  1. Sermons
  2. Missions giving
  3. Praise choruses
  4. Benevolence
  5. None of the above

2) In 1:18, what wonderful offer did God make to His people?

November 21: Isaiah 3-4

1) In Isaiah's description of God's coming judgment on the nation, strong male leadership would be replaced with what?

  1. "I will make boys their princes, and infants shall rule over them"
  2. "Youth will be insolent to the elder"
  3. Weak men who declare: "You shall not make me leader of the people"
  4. "Infants are their oppressors, and women rule over them"
  5. All of the above

2) Considering Isaiah's beautiful images of renewal in chapter 4:2-6, when do you think God will make these things a reality? Present or future age?

November 22: Discussion Questions

1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?

2) What insights did you gain about God?

3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?

4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?