Week of November 9

November 9: Amos 6-7

1) What was God's judgment on Israel's decadent lifestyle and arrogant attitude at the root of their injustice (see 6:7-8)?

2) What vision of coming destruction did God show Amos?

  1. Swarming locusts
  2. Devouring fire
  3. Hanging plumbline
  4. All of the above

November 10: Amos 8-9

1) What coming famine did Amos announce that was not a famine of food or water?

2) After all the bleak judgment pronounced by Amos, his prophecy ends with what promise from God?

  1. Reinstall a descendant of David to the throne
  2. Restore the fruitfulness of the land
  3. Return the exiles to the land
  4. All of the above

November 11: Jonah 1-4

1) What did God send to swallow the disobedient prophet?

  1. Sea Monster
  2. Whale
  3. Fish
  4. None of the above

2) What reason did God give Jonah for sparing the pagan people in Nineveh (see 4:11)?

November 12: Hosea 1-3

1) According to chapter 1, why did the prophet Hosea marry an adulterous wife Gomer? What was the significance of his children's names (see v. 4, 6, 9)?

2) What message is God giving to His people through Hoseas redemption of Gomer in chapter 3?

November 13: Hosea 4-5

1) According to chapter 4, God brought charges against Israel, but who did God hold specifically responsible for the lack of knowledge that caused the people to perish (v. 5-7)?

2) When Israel and Judah experienced the disciplinary judgments of God but turned to Assyria for help, prompting further judgment, what was God still waiting for His people to do (5:15)?

  1. Admit their guilt
  2. Seek His face in their distress
  3. Earnestly seek Him
  4. All of the above

November 14: Hosea 6-8

1) The Lord longed to redeem His people, but what kept Him from doing so (see 7:13)?

  1. They spoke lies against the Lord
  2. They did not cry to Him from the heart, but wailed upon their beds
  3. They plotted evil against the Lord
  4. They did not turn to the Most High
  5. All of the above

2) What does Hosea say about sowing and reaping (8:7) and what is the implication for Israel?

November 15: 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?