Hannah – The Ideal Mother

As a child I remember my mama playing an album entitled “Hannah the Ideal Mother” by Rev C.L. Franklin (Aretha Franklin’s father).  She would play the album numerous of time. I had no idea who Hannah was or what the sermon was about. Only until I begin reading the Bible for myself and working on BibleJournaling […]

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Habakkuk-Minor Prophets

Habakkuk was a prophet during the time that Babylon was becoming a dominant world power. During this time God’s people saw the destruction of a world through their eyes, but despite this they remain in Judah. But Habakkuk with all his faith was wondering what the heck God was waiting on , why this was going […]

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Judges: Song of Deborah

Before I introduce Deborah & Jael, a little background on the book of Judges which occurred after the death of Joshua. The book tells the stories of the Judges, the inspired leaders who were sent to rescue Israel from its shortcomings. These leaders did amazing things, and two individuals in Judges stood out for me […]

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Hosea- Minor Prophet

Hosea name mean salvation, basic background Hosea married Gomer a woman described as “a wife of harlotry”. She bored two sons and a daughter. Hosea prophet message to the people was close in the relation to his own personal life. There was a three step phase in his message as well as his marriage: Repentance, […]

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Micah – Minor Prophets

Micah prophesied the fall of Israel to the Assyrian Empire. Israel was showing the effects of unfaithful leadership, ascending to the heights of its destiny. In the book, Micah prophecy of Jesus’s birth is one of the most insight into the New Testament but the book focuses on two predictions- Judgment on Israel & Judah […]

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Nahum- Minor Prophet Series

In Nahum’s time, the kingdom of Judah was in danger of being swallowed by a great superpower, the Assyrian. Ninevah, the capital, with its king Ashurbanipal was at its highest peak and in its darkness time. Israel had already fallen to the Assyrians and now Judah faced the enemy its self. God sent Jonah to […]

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Amos- Minor Prophet Series

“Prepare to meet your God” said Amos God’s words through Amos were towards the upper class of Israel who had no love for those beneath them and who only looked out for their own self-conflicts and concerns. The book of Amos focus on how God’s people treated others. They were taking advantage of lower class individuals, […]

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Haggai-Minor Prophet Series

The Jewish people had returned to Judah from exile in Babylon. They were humbled and hopeful upon their return. At first they begin to rebuild God’s Temple but they soon forgot about it and begin focusing on themselves. They had to also deal with the local pagans, who were threating and discouraging them from completeing God’s work. […]

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Jonah -Minor Prophet Series

 Jonah, son of Amittal, was told by the Lord “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh.” – Jonah 1:2, NLT The Lord wanted Jonah to tell the people of Nineveh of a judgment against them because of how wicked its people are. Nineveh was the chief city of the Assyriah, a long […]

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Joel- Minor Prophets Series

The book of Joel is the second prophet I want to discuss from the twelve Minor Prophets. There is little about Joel and to be honest its one of the hardest books in the Minor Prophets to understand for me. I had to read it over and over to get a concept to what was […]

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