Daniel

Daniel ("God is my Judge") wrote this book as a journal of God's greatness over man's wisdom (ch 1-2), over fury and fire (ch 3), over pride and power (ch 4), over a king's plans (ch 5), and even over hungry lions (ch 6).  Anyone/anything vs. God = anyone/anything loses & God wins! This book … Continue reading Daniel

Lamentations

This 'book of tears' has been called the funeral of a city (Jerusalem).  Every chapter is weeping from A-Z (Hebrew alphabet has 22 letters).  Jeremiah was called to remain back and minister God's love for His people in the midst of chastening.  Whatever you do - don't miss chapter 3... it's the key to the … Continue reading Lamentations

Jeremiah

The weeping prophet gives us a glimpse in to the heartbreak of God as he watches his nation suffer the damaging consequences of sinful rebellion.  Jeremiah is a book of interrogations (many questions from God to man), of restoration (there IS hope!), of persecutions (Jeremiah suffered personally), and of illustrations (numerous object-lesson-style sermons).

Isaiah

    Isaiah ("salvation of the LORD") wrote more prophecies about the Messiah than any other.  This book is often called the Miniature Bible because its 66 chapters mimic the 66 books - there's even a shift at chapter 40 from law to grace, from judgment to hope (just like Malachi/Matthew - books 39-40).  This … Continue reading Isaiah