This Fall I have the privilege of teaching a Life Education class at Christ’s Covenant Church entitled The Gospel according to the Minor Prophets. My goal is to help people not only understand each of the Minor Prophets in their historical and literary context, but also in their redemptive-historical context. There are so many ways that the Minor Prophets reveal our fallen condition, our need for grace, and the hope that is found in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The first week was this past Sunday. I sought to introduce the class to the Minor Prophets and how we should read them. I attempted to answer the following questions: (1) Who were the prophets? (2) What is prophecy? (3) When were the prophets active? (4) What is the dominant theological pattern of the prophets? (5) How should we interpret the prophets. You can listen to the audio (Week 1 – Introduction) and follow along with the handout (Week 1 – Overview and Introduction (Handout).