Old Testament (Prophets)

Isaiah
Isaiah 9:1-7 – Unto Us a Child is Born: Hope in the Darkness By John Mark Hicks
Isaiah 14:12 The NIV Does Not Call Jesus Satan By Matt Dabbs
Isaiah 40:30-31 – Where Eagles Fly By Les Ferguson Jr
Isaiah 42:3 – Rooster Cogburn, Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks By Matt Dabbs
Isaiah 44 – Getting Everything Out of Lent By Sean Palmer
Isaiah 55 – Hear the Invitation (Lenten Reflections on Isaiah 55) By John Mark Hicks
Isaiah 62:1-5 – “I Will Change Your Name” By John Mark Hicks
Isaiah 66:12-13 – Why Language for God Matters By Naomi Walters

Jeremiah
Baruch and the Letter of Jeremiah: Don’t Fear, They are not Gods By Bobby Valentine
Jeremiah 6:16 – Old Paths and Jeremiah 6:16 By Matt Dabbs
Jeremiah 7:1-7 – A Prophetic People By Josh Graves
Jeremiah 20:7-18 –Rage Against the Storm: Jeremiah, Prayer & Honest Faith (Jer 20.7-18) By Bobby Valentine
Jeremiah 29:11 – Jeremiah 29:11 is about God, not you…the Effort to Convert a Verse by Baptizing it in Consumerism By Matt Dabbs
Jeremiah 19:11 – Jeremiah 29:11 Part 2 – Saying the Text Had a Meaning is Not Legalism By Matt Dabbs
Jeremiah 31:1-6 – Sermon (Jeremiah 31:1-6) By Naomi Walters
Jeremiah 33:19-21 – Sermon (Jeremiah 33:19-21) By Naomi Walters

Lamentations
On Reading Lamentations By John Mark Hicks
Lamentations 3:27-36 – Waiters By Les Ferguson Jr

Ezekiel
Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Them Bones, Them Bones, Them…Dry Bones By Matt Dabbs
Ezekiel 37:1-14 – Can These Bones Live? Ezekiel 37:1-14 By John Mark Hicks
Ezekiel 47 – How Do You Flood a Mountain? Ezekiel 47 By Matt Dabbs

Daniel
Daniel and the Life of Faith By Bobby Valentine
The “Rest” of Apocryphal Daniel: Azariah, Susannah & Bel and the Dragon, By Bobby Valentine

Hosea
Hosea 1-2 – Spiritual Adultery: 2 Corinthians & Hosea By Matt Dabbs

Joel
On reading the prophet Joel: A lament liturgy By John Mark Hicks
Joel 1:1-14 – A Call for Lamentation By John Mark Hicks
Joel 1:15-20 – Even Creation Groans By John Mark Hicks
Joel 2 – Proper 25C (Joel 2, Psalm 65, Luke 18) By Naomi Walters
Joel 2:1-11 – Eden Dispelled By John Mark Hicks
Joel 2:28-32 – I Will Pour out My Spirit on all Flesh By John Mark Hicks
Joel 3:1-17 – The Nations Held Accountable By John Mark Hicks
Joel 3:18-21 – The Lord Dwells in Zion By John Mark Hicks

Amos
Outline of Amos By John Mark Hicks
Reading Amos By John Mark Hicks
Amos at a Glance: Redefining Righteousness By Bobby Valentine
Amos 1:1-2 – Amos 1:1-2 — An Editorial Heading By John Mark Hicks
Amos 1:1-2:5 – Amos: The Crimes of Nations, 1.1-2.5 By Bobby Valentine
Amos 1:3-10 – Amos 1:3-10 – Amos Addresses Damascus, Gaza and Tyre By John Mark Hicks
Amos 1:3-2:3 – Amos Addresses the Nations: Amos 1:3-2:3 By John Mark Hicks
Amos 1:11-2:3 – Amos 1:11-2:3 — Amos Addresses Edom, Ammon and Moab By John Mark Hicks
Amos 2 – Amos Continues to “Redefine” Righteousness/Justice: Judgment on the Church’s Sin By Bobby Valentine
Amos 2:4-5 – Amos 2:4-5 — Amos Addresses Judah By John Mark Hicks
Amos 2:6-8 – Amos 2:6-8 — The Sins of Israel By John Mark Hicks
Amos 3:9-15 – Amos 3:9-15 — An Oracle of Divine Punishment, Part 2 By John Mark Hicks
Amos 4:1-13 – Amos 4:1-13: “Yet You Did Not Return to Me” By John Mark Hicks
Amos 5:1-17 – Amos 5:1-17: Admonition and Lament for Israel By John Mark Hicks
Amos 5:18-27 – Amos 5:18-27: The First Woe By John Mark Hicks
Amos 6:1-7 – Amos Redefines ‘Righteousness’: The Tragedy of Complacancy, 6.1-7 By Bobby Valentine
Amos 6:1-14 – Amos 6:1-14: The Second Woe By John Mark Hicks
Amos 7:1-6 – Amos 7:1-6 — Intercession and Divine Relenting By John Mark Hicks
Amos 7:7-17 – Amos 7:7-17 — Exile is Coming By John Mark Hicks
Amos 8:1-14 – Amos 8:1-14 — The Pride and Greed of Jacob By John Mark Hicks
Amos 9:1-10 – Amos 9:1-10: The Lord of All the Earth By John Mark Hicks
Amos 9:11-12 – James Interprets Amos 9:11-12 (Acts 15:13-18) By John Mark Hicks
Amos 9:11-15 – Amos 9:11-15: Rebuilding the “Tent of David” By John Mark Hicks
Amos 9:11-15 – The Last Word: Grace for a Sinful People, Amos 9.11-15 By Bobby Valentine
Amos 9:15 – “Never Again Uprooted From the Land” (Amos 9:15) By John Mark Hicks

Jonah
Reading Jonah By John Mark Hicks
Jonah 1:2-3 – We are All Jonah By John Mark Hicks
Jonah 1:4-6 – A Severe Mercy, God Pursues Jonah By John Mark Hicks
Jonah 1:7-17a – Salvation Through Judgment By John Mark Hicks
Jonah 1:17-2:2 – A Great Fish “Tale” By John Mark Hicks
Jonah 2:2-6 – Jonah’s Prayer Part 1 By John Mark Hicks
Jonah 2:6-9 – Jonah’s Prayer Part 2: Did Jonah Repent? By John Mark Hicks
Jonah 2:10-3:3a – The God of Second Chances By John Mark Hicks
Jonah 3:3b-6 – Nineveh Repents! By John Mark Hicks
Jonah 3:7-10 – God Repents! By John Mark Hicks
Jonah 4:1-4 – Jonah’s Angry Resentment By John Mark Hicks
Jonah #1: God’s Heart & His Struggle with Israel and Us #1
By Bobby Valentine
Jonah #2: God’s Heart & His Struggle with Israel and Us, Pt 2
By Bobby Valentine
Jonah #3: God’s Heart & His Struggle with Israel & Us – Late Night Memories
By Bobby Valentine
Jonah #4: God’s Heart & His Struggle with Israel & Us (Sinners in the Hands of a Gracious King)
By Bobby Valentine
Jonah #5: God’s Heart & His Struggle with Israel and Us (Jonah and His Bible)
By Bobby Valentine
Jonah #6: God’s Heart & His Struggle with Israel and Us (Fugitive Reports to Duty)
By Bobby Valentine
Jonah #7: God’s Heart & His Struggle with Israel (Symmetry & Irony )
By Bobby Valentine
Jonah #8: The Reading Report … Studying Jonah
By Bobby Valentine
Jonah #9: God’s Heart & His Struggle with Israel & Us (The Wrath of the Theologian)
By Bobby Valentine
Jonah #10: God’s Heart & Struggle with Israel & Us (Can the Church Be Saved?) By Bobby Valentine

Micah
Micah 1:1 – On Reading Micah (Micah 1:1) By John Mark Hicks
Micah 1:2-7 – Micah 1:2-7 — Yahweh is Coming! By John Mark Hicks
Micah 1:8-16 – Micah 1:8-16 – A Lament for the Towns of Judah By John Mark Hicks
Micah 2 – Micah 2 – Confronting Economic Greed and Injustice By John Mark Hicks
Micah 4 – Micah 4 – Hope Despite Injustice and War By John Mark Hicks
Micah 6:8 – Justice Rolling Like a River By Mike Cope

Nahum
Nahum: Celebrating God’s Wrath #1 By Bobby Valentine
Nahum: Celebrating God’s Wrath #2 By Bobby Valentine

Habakkuk

The Prayers of Habakkuk By John Mark Hicks
Struggling for Faith: Thoughts on Habakkuk By Bobby Valentine
Habakkuk 1:1-4 –Faith in a Troubled World, Meditations on Hab. 1.1-4 By Bobby Valentine

Haggai
Reading Haggai  By John Mark Hicks
Haggai 1:1-11 – Haggai 1:1-11 — “It is Not Yet Time,” the People Say. By John Mark Hicks
Haggai 1:12-15 – Haggai 1:12-15 — “I am with You!” By John Mark Hicks
Haggai 2:20-23 – Haggai 2:20-23 — Shake the Nations, Lord! By John Mark Hicks

Zechariah
Reading Zechariah By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 1:1-6 – Zechariah 1:1-6 — “Return to Me, and I Will Return to You.” By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 1:7-6:8 – Zechariah’s Eight Visions (Zechariah 1:7-6:8) By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 1:7-17 – Zechariah 1:7-17 — The Vision Among the Myrtle Trees By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 1:18-21 – Zechariah 1:18-21 — The Vision of the Four Horns By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 2:1-13 – Zechariah 2:1-13 — The Vision of the Measuring Line By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 3:1-10 – Zechariah 3:1-10 — A Vision of a New Day in the Temple Courts By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 4:1-14 –Zechariah 4:1-14 — Two Olive Trees and the Oil of God By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 5:1-4 – Zechariah 5:1-4 – A Curse on Economic Injustice By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 5:5-11 – Zechariah 5:5-11 – A New Temple for Greed and Power By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 6:1-8 – Zechariah 6:1-8 – God is Sovereign Over the Nations By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 6:9-15 – Zechariah 6:9-15 – The Temple Will Be Rebuilt By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 7:1-6 – Zechariah 7:1-6: Why Do You Fast? By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 7:7-14 – Zechariah 7:7-14: Are You Still Socially Irresponsible Like Your Ancestors? By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 8:1-17 – Zechariah 8:1-17 – God Remembers Jerusalem By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 8:18-23 – Zechariah 8:18-23 – Rejoice, O Israel, God is with You! By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 9-14 – Reading Zechariah 9-14 – What? Where? When? By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 9:1-17 – Zechariah 9:1-17 – The King Cometh By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 10:1-12 – Zechariah 10:1-12 — Hope for Ephraim By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 11:1-17 – Zechariah 11:1-17 – Tale of Two Shepherds By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 12:1-8 – Zechariah 12:1-8 — Jerusalem and the House of David Redeemed By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 12:10-13:1 – Zechariah 12:10-13:1 — Mourning the Pierced One By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 13:2-6 – Zechariah 13:2-6 – Impurity Removed By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 13:7-9 – Zechariah 13:7-9 – Strike the Shepherd! By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 14:1-5 – Zechariah 14:1-15 – That Day is a New Day By John Mark Hicks
Zechariah 14:16-21 – Zechariah 14:16-21 – Everything is “Holy to the Lord” By John Mark Hicks

Malachi
Reading Malachi By John Mark Hicks
Malachi 1:2-5 – Malachi 1:2-5 — Lord, How Have You Loved Us? By John Mark Hicks
Malachi 1:6-14 – Malachi 1:6-14 — Treating the Lord’s Table with Contempt By John Mark Hicks
Malachi 2:1-9 – Malachi 2:1-9 — When Prophets Confront Priests By John Mark Hicks
Malachi 2:10-16 – Malachi 2:10-16 – “Faithlessness” Subverts “Oneness” By John Mark Hicks
Malachi 2:17-3:5 – Malachi 2:17-3:5 — When God Gets Weary By John Mark Hicks
Malachi 3:6-12 – Malachi 3:6-12 — “I am Yahweh! Trust Me” By John Mark Hicks
Malachi 3:8 – Does Your Congregation Lead With Integrity? By Sean Palmer
Malachi 3:13-18 – Malachi 3:13-18 — Faithful and Unfaithful Lament By John Mark Hicks
Malachi 4:1-6 – Malachi 4:1-6 — A Day is Coming By John Mark Hicks