Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
 
The title of this quarter’s study is “Justice and the Prophets”
 
The study this quarter focuses on the justice as presented in Scriptures from the prophets and in the reading for Easter Sunday, which is taken from the book of 1 Corinthians. The prophets communicated God’s will to the people; they called for repentance and justice.
 
Unit I, “God Requires Justice,” is a five-lesson study from four of the minor prophets. Micah, and Malachi convey that the laws of God require justice for the poor and the oppressed. Lesson 3 (highlighting verses from Habakkuk 2) focuses on the punishment given to those who do not practice justice. The last two lessons from Micah and Malachi are a study of the responsibilities of leaders for practicing justice.
 
Unit II, “God Promises a Just Kingdom,” is comprised of four lessons that continue a study of God’s justice. The lessons for Palm Sunday and Easter examine the promised Messiah as the defender of justice. In lesson 8, Esther’s triumph is reviewed as demonstrating the prevailing of God’s justice. The unit concludes with a study concerning the Lord’s proclamation of the redeemed nation, where justice and righteousness are restored.
 
Unit III, “Called to God’s Work of Justice,” has five lessons that explore ways that people are called to participate in God’s work of justice. Zephaniah presents both a judgment against the wickedness and injustice of Jerusalem and a vision of restoration. Zechariah calls for a return to God’s ways of justice. In Jeremiah, God’s rigorous standards for justice are defined, and God’s people are given a choice of either to repent from in justices by executing justice or to face destruction. Hosea uses early history to call the people to love and justice.
Unit 1: David Honors God
 
March 1, 2020
Seeking Justice
Amos 5:18-24
 
March 8, 2020
Ending Injustice
Habakkuk 1:1-4, 12-14
 
March 15, 2020
Getting What They Deserve
Habakkuk 2:6-14
 
March 22,2020
Doing Justice

Micah 3:1-2, 9-12; 6:6-8

March 29, 2020
Justice for All
Malachi 2-1-9; 3:5-6
 
Unit II: God Promises a Just Kingdom
 
April 5, 2020
Seeking a Champion of Justice
Isiah 42:1-9
 
April 12, 2020
Hope for a Better Life
1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 12-14, 20-23, 42-45
 
April 19, 2020
Justice Prevails

Esther 7:1-10

April 26, 2020
What Goes Around Comes Around
Isiah 61:8-11; 62:2-4a
 
Unit III: Called to God’s Work of Justice
 
May 3, 2020
The Return of Joy
Zephaniah 3:14-20
 
May 10, 2020
A New Day is Coming!
Zechariah 8:1-8, 11-17
 
May 17, 2020
Just Rewards
Jeremiah 21:8-14
 
March 24, 2020
Do the Right Thing
Jeremiah 22:1-10
 
May 31, 2020
Measure Up!
Hosea 11:1-2, 7-10; 12:1-2, 6-14