The Major Prophets
The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, but it can also be intimidating to read because it contains more than 600,000 words divided into 66 distinct books written by 40 authors in three languages over 1600 years. But how does it all fit together? In Route 66, Dr. Ron Jones takes us on the ultimate road trip through the Bible, pointing us to Jesus from Genesis to Revelation. Road Trip 4 focuses on the writings of the Old Testament Major Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel.
For individual or small group study. Find small group discussion questions in the course materials.
Isaiah: God is My Salvation
Isaiah, the granddaddy of the major prophets, is the first of seventeen prophetic writings found in the Old Testament. Isaiah 12:1 captures the book’s theme beautifully, “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid ... he has become my salvation.”
Jeremiah: A New Covenant
While living under Babylonian captivity for seventy years, the Israelites had every reason to lose hope until God sent them a prophet named Jeremiah with a message full of hope about a New Covenant.
Lamentations: Great is Thy Faithfulness
The prophet Jeremiah, known as the weeping prophet, grieved the spiritual decline of God’s people that led to the destruction of Jerusalem by the ruthless Babylonians. However, he learned that God is faithful and His mercies are new every morning.
Ezekiel: The Glory of God
God’s glory is a central theme found in the Old Testament book of Ezekiel, which begins with a powerful vision of God’s glory, as seen by the prophet near his house by the Chebar canal in Babylonia. A valley of dry bones coming to life envisions Israel's glorious and prophetic future.
Daniel: Standing Strong Until the End of the Age
Daniel, a man of character and competence, was from a noble family and among the Hebrew “youths without blemish” that King Nebuchadnezzar took captive to Babylon. Exhibiting a strong faith in a pagan culture, he recorded many prophecies concerning Israel's future.