The Bible Train 7.23-7.29

The Bible Train 7.23-7.29

This week, the stops on the Bible Train include an exercise in contrasts as well as time with three prophets, Nahum, Zephaniah, and Jeremiah. We will see Manasseh, the most wicked king, contrasted with his grandson Josiah, one of the most righteous kings in the history of Judah. We will also see the final doom of Nineveh, and by extension of the Assyrian Empire, predicted by Nahum.

Monday 2 Chronicles 33:1-25
Tuesday 2 Chronicles 34:1-35:27
Wednesday Jeremiah 1:1-19
Thursday Jeremiah 7:1-8:3
Friday Jeremiah 16:1-21
Saturday Nahum 1:1-2:13
Sunday Zephaniah 3:1-20

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why is Manasseh’s sin so much more than the sins of others?
  2. What can we learn about the importance of a father’s influence or lack thereof from the story of Manasseh and his righteous father Hezekiah?
  3. What do we learn about God and the preservation of the righteous from King Josiah
  4. Jeremiah is God’s voice during the final years of the kingdom of Judah. What do we learn about God from the fact that Jeremiah prophecies both judgment and comfort?
  5. Nineveh is used as an instrument of God’s judgment but God still pronounced doom for them. What does this teach us about God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility for the things he does?

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