Notes: Hosea to Malachi

HOSEA 1:1-3:5  –  ‘Hosea’ means ‘salvation’. Married to ‘an adulterous wife’, Hosea spoke with great compassion to  ‘the land’ which … More

Notes on Hosea

HOSEA 1:1-3:5  –  ‘Hosea’ means ‘salvation’. Married to ‘an adulterous wife’, Hosea spoke with great compassion to  ‘the land’ which … More

Notes on Joel

JOEL1:1-2:17  –  ‘Joel’ means ‘the Lord is God’. The Lord is our God. He is ‘gracious and compassionate, slow to … More

Notes on Jonah

JONAH 1:1-2:10  –  ‘Salvation comes from the Lord’ (2:9). We can never save ourselves. We can only be saved – … More

Notes on Obadiah

OBADIAH1-21  –  ‘The Kingdom will be the Lord’s’ (21). When God’s Kingdom comes, there will be both salvation – ‘The … More

Notes on Zephaniah

ZEPHANIAH 1:1-2:7  –  ‘The great Day of the Lord is near – near and coming quickly… That Day will be … More

Notes on Zechariah

ZECHARIAH 1:1-2:13 –  God promises to bless His faithful people: ‘I will return to Jerusalem with mercy, and there My … More

Notes on Malachi

MALACHI 1:1-2:17 –  God looks upon us in our sin. What does He see? He sees ‘the Wicked Land. He … More

Notes on Haggai

HAGGAI 1:1-15 –  ‘“Why is everyone saying it is not the right time for rebuilding My Temple?” asks the Lord’. … More

Notes on Micah

MICAH 1:1-2:13  –  Micah was a fearless preacher of God’s Word. His message was not popular: ‘Let the Lord God … More

Notes on Nahum

NAHUM 1:1-2:9  –  ‘Fulfil your vows’ (1:15). God is calling us to be faithful to Him. We are to be … More

Notes on Habakkuk

HABAKKUK 1:1-2:14  –  ‘How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but You do not listen?’ (1:2). There are … More

Notes on Amos

AMOS 1:1-2:16  –  ‘The Lord roars’. ‘The Lord thunders’ (1:2). God’s Word comes to us from above –  ‘The Lord … More

Notes on Daniel

DANIEL1:1-2:16  –  ‘Daniel resolved not to defile himself’ (1:8). Daniel was devoted to the Lord. It was not easy to … More

Notes on Ezekiel

EZEKIEL 1:1-2:10  –  ‘The heavens were opened and I saw visions of God… The Word of the Lord came to … More

Notes on Lamentations

LAMENTATIONS 1:1-22  –  Jerusalem had fallen into hard times – ‘she who once was great among the nations… has now … More

Notes on Jeremiah

JEREMIAH 1:1-19  –  To understand Jeremiah’s story, we must look ‘behind the scenes’: ‘The Word of the Lord came to … More

Notes on Isaiah

ISAIAH 1:1-31  –  God invites us to ‘come’ to Him and receive salvation – ‘though your sins are like scarlet, … More

Notes on Song of Solomon

SONG OF SOLOMON 1:1-17 –  The Church is the Bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:25-33). We are to be presented to … More

Notes on Ecclesiastes

ECCLESIASTES  1:1-2:26 –  Without Christ. life is empty. With Him, everything changes. He fills our life with God’s blessing. With … More

Notes on Proverbs

PROVERBS 1:1-7  –  Scripture speaks of different kinds of ‘wisdom’. In Proverbs, wisdom is closely associated with godliness. In Ecclesiastes, … More

Notes on Job

JOB 1:1-2:13  –  Satan is very busy – ‘going to and fro on the earth…walking up and down on it’. … More

Notes on Esther

ESTHER 1:1-2:18  –  This is a very human story. It is the story of a man – Ahasuerus – and … More

Notes on Ezra

EZRA 1:1-2:35  –  To ‘all’ of us, God gives His call. We are to ‘rebuild the House of the Lord’. … More

Notes on Nehemiah

NEHEMIAH 1:1-2:18  –  ‘You see the trouble we are in’ – How do you react when the going gets tough? … More

Notes on 2 Chronicles

2 CHRONICLES 1:1-2:18 – ‘Give me wisdom’ (1:10). What is the greatest wisdom of all? – It is the ‘wisdom’ … More

Notes on 2 Kings

2 KINGS 1:1-2:13 –  ‘He took up the mantle of Elijah’ (2:13). Elijah’s ministry had ended. Elisha’s ministry was about … More

Notes on 1 Kings

1 KINGS 1:1-53  –  David’s reign was coming to an end. He would be replaced by Solomon (30). No one … More

Notes on 2 Samuel

2 SAMUEL 1:1-27 – ‘How are the mighty fallen!’ (19,25,27). The tragedy of Saul was there for all to see. … More

Notes on 1 Samuel

1 SAMUEL  1:1-28 –  Hannah ‘wept’. Hannah ‘was no longer sad’ (7,18). What made the difference? No child had been … More

Notes on Ruth

RUTH1:1-2:23  –  Ruth meets Boaz. It seemed like a ‘chance’ meeting – ‘she happened to come… ‘ (2:3). It was … More

Notes on Judges

JUDGES 1:1-2:5  –  ‘You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? (Galatians 5:7).  Everything seems to be … More

Notes on Joshua

JOSHUA 1:1-18  –  For Israel, it was a new beginning. They were leaving the wilderness. That was their past. They … More