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Lesson audio and study notes from Cornerstone Sunday School.

The King is Coming (Zechariah 9-14)

by Bruce Pratt

The second half of Zechariah’s prophetic work is broken into two oracles which describe the first and second coming of the Messiah. The first oracle describes Israel’s rejection of the Messiah, their resulting separation from God, and the destruction of their country. The second oracle predicts their recognition of the Messiah, God’s protection of Israel […]

Visions of Hope (Zechariah 1-8)

by Bruce Pratt

The prophet Zechariah was called by God to speak to the nation of Israel in the same period that Haggai was prophesying. However, Zechariah continued to preach after Haggai had completed his mission. Zechariah was given eight visions by God, very likely in the same night, which pointed to Israel’s future. Central to their future, […]

Rebuild the Temple (Haggai 1-2)

by Bruce Pratt

After their time of captivity had been fulfilled, God allowed Israel to return to their homeland. Cyrus, the king of the Persian Empire, decreed that any Israelite wanting to return could do so. The primary purpose of the Israelites’ return to their home was to rebuild the temple. The work began well, but then opposition […]

Judgment, Then Joy (Zephaniah 1-3)

by Bruce Pratt

The last of the prophetic books in the Old Testament dealing with Judah before its defeat by Babylon was written by a man who many believe was a descendent of righteous King Hezekiah. Zephaniah, like Joel before him, tells of the coming Day of the Lord, and the judgment it will bring for the unrighteous. […]

Questioning God (Habakkuk 1-3)

by Bruce Pratt

The prophecies of Habakkuk are unique in the Old Testament. Instead of the prophet speaking for God, he speaks to God on behalf of the people. Habakkuk asks God two major questions which deal with Judah’s sin and how God could use an evil nation like Babylon to punish Judah. God’s answers show us His […]

The Downfall of Nineveh (Nahum 1-3)

by Bruce Pratt

Jonah had been sent by God to Nineveh to warn them of their coming destruction if they didn’t repent and turn to him. The people listened and for some years obeyed God. By eventually they returned to their pagan ways and Assyria oppressed many nations across the region. God was finally fed up with their […]

Justice and Mercy (Micah 1-7)

by Bruce Pratt

Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the last half of the 8th century BC, to both the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah. Scholars usually divide the book bearing his name into three oracles, or sermons. Each of these contains aspects of God’s coming judgment because of the people’s sin, and also […]

Mission to Nineveh (Jonah 1-4)

by Bruce Pratt

God called Jonah to go to the Assyrian city of Nineveh and preach repentance. Jonah headed the other way. Most folks know what happened next. As Jonah headed for the city of Tarshish across the Mediterranean Sea, God allowed Jonah to be thrown overboard and get swallowed by a great fish. For man, this is […]

Edom’s Sin (Obadiah)

by Bruce Pratt

Obadiah was called by God to declare divine judgment upon the Edomites, descendants of Jacob’s brother Esau. These closest of relatives to the Israelites should have been allies, but they chose instead to continually work to undermine their brother nation. Edom had reveled in Judah’s defeat at the hands of the Babylonians, even looting Jerusalem […]

Oracles and Visions (Amos 1-9)

by Bruce Pratt

Amos, who was a sheep breeder and nurseryman by trade, was called by God to deliver His message of judgment to the northern kingdom of Israel in the mid-8th century BC. God delivered His warnings to Israel and her neighboring nations through oracles and visions given to Amos. God showed that He was angered by […]