Amos: Turn to the One Who Can Turn Everything Around {Minor Moments}

The time during which Amos preached was a bleak time for Israel. It was not bleak because they were experiencing famine or financial loss – far from it. Financially, The Northern tribes of Israel were alive and prosperous to the greatest degree that they had ever enjoyed. Money was flowing in because of corruption, and oppression of the … More Amos: Turn to the One Who Can Turn Everything Around {Minor Moments}

Habakkuk: Trusting in the Face of Trials {Minor Moments}

Habakkuk was troubled. He cried to the Lord, “O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save?” (Habakkuk 1:2). He didn’t understand why things were so terrible in Judah, yet the Lord was doing nothing about it (vv.3-4). Or at … More Habakkuk: Trusting in the Face of Trials {Minor Moments}

Hosea: Do You Really Know, or Do You Just Know? {Minor Moments}

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” (Hosea 4:6). This was spoken by the Lord to the people of Israel. It seems like a … More Hosea: Do You Really Know, or Do You Just Know? {Minor Moments}

They Weren’t the Good Old Days [Lessons from Haggai]

Ah, the “good ol‘ days,” when tea was cheaper, people were nicer, and nothing bad ever happened. I think every young person has had to sit and listen while those older than them tell them how terrible things are now, how wonderful things were in the past, and how they will never be that good ever … More They Weren’t the Good Old Days [Lessons from Haggai]