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Book of Jonah Summary

Main Idea The book of Jonah is the account of a reluctant prophet called by a relentless God to proclaim repentance to a wicked city (Jonah 1:2) whom he hoped God would destroy (Jonah 4:1) but instead saw them repent from their evil ways and experience God’s grace and compassion …

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Book of Micah Summary

Main Idea Micah speaks of approaching judgment and punishment on both Israel and Judah for their rebellion (Micah 3:5-12), while also looking forward to the coming of the Messiah for ultimate deliverance (Micah 7:14-20).  Explanation of Main Idea Micah announces a strong coming of God to punish His people for …

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Book of Obadiah Summary

Main Idea The prophet Obadiah warns the violent Edomites about their pride, declaring they are deceived (Obad. 3, 10) and will be punished (Obad. 15, 18), but the house of Jacob will be delivered and blessed (Obad. 17, 20). Explanation of Main Idea Obadiah is a given a message by …

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Book of Amos Summary

Main Idea The book of Amos announces judgment against several nations (Amos 1:3-2:3), including Israel and Judah (Amos 2:4-16), for their societal oppression, injustice, and rejection of His efforts to call them to return (Amos 4-5); nonetheless the Lord promises that His people will be forever beautifully placed in their …

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What Should You Believe About Salvation?

Note: This post contains my personal belief about salvation, foreknowledge, predestination, perseverance of the saints, as I interpret Scripture. My view has changed a bit over the years. I have friends who see things slightly differently, and certainly there are other perspectives in the body of Christ. We should all search the …

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What is the Gospel?

The Gospel The gospel is the “good news” about the plan of God fulfilled in the life of Jesus Christ. God became man in the person of Jesus; He is “God with us”. He is the Messiah, the Savior of the world. His death was for our sins and was …

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Book of Joel Summary

Main Idea The book of Joel is a call to God’s people to repent and turn to Him (Joel 1:13-14, 2:12) so that they can experience forgiveness and restoration (Joel 2:25-27) in light of the promise of a future spiritual blessing of salvation (Joel 3:17-19) and of a coming judgment …