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in Micah

Micah 3-5 - 19th June 2022

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Micah chapters 3,4 & 5.
  2. Do you notice any repeated words or ideas in these chapters?
  3. What do you notice about the leaders/heads and prophets of Israel? 
  4. What are the specific punishments God will bring upon the people for their rejection of the Word?
  5. Do you see any promises in these chapters ?
  6. From where will the ruler of Israel come ?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. How is the leadership of the promised  Shepherd-King different from that which people are currently experiencing ?  
  2. From Micah 4:2 and 5:2 what do you understand about the mission and purpose of Israel, especially in regards to other nations? (Consider Genesis 12:1-3)
  3. In Micah 5:10-15, how do you think these destructive acts of Messiah a means of salvation for his people ? How is this destruction beneficial ? 

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. How does God's promise of our future deliverance at the return of Christ sustain us through times of suffering ?
  2. If you're a leader then what does your leadership look like ? How can you guard yourself against misusing your power ? 
  3. Pray in light of this passage and about any applications you have made
  4. Sing Ancient of Days to God and to one another.
in Micah

Micah 1-2 - 12th June 2022

OBSERVATION
What does it say?

  1. Read Micah chapters 1 and 2.
  2. What are your first impressions about this passage?
    1. How is the style of writing in this passage different than the style in the book of John?
    2. How would you describe the overall mood?
  3. What do we learn about this book from verse 1?
  4. Do you notice any repeated words or ideas in these chapters?
  5. What is significant about these two places mentioned, Jerusalem & Samaria?

INTERPRETATION
What does it mean?

  1. What do these verses teach us about God and what He is like?
  2. What were the sins that brought God's judgement?
    1. What makes covetousness or idolatry so evil in God's eyes?
    2. Read Ephesians 5:5 and James 4:1-2. How do these verses help you to see the danger of covetousness?
  3. How were God's judgments against Samaria righteous and just?
    1. Read 2 Kings 17:1-8 to see what happens to Samaria under King Ahaz.
  4. How do you think that the original audience heard these prophecies?
    1. How would you have responded?
    2. What effect did it have on Micah (Micah 1:8)? 
  5. How does the text change in the final verses (Micah 2:12-13)?
    1. What hope is there for God's people?

APPLICATION
How should it change us?

  1. Perhaps you think that if you were rebuked by God then you would listen, but is this true?
    1. How do you normally respond to correction from others?
    2. Do you ever try to justify your sin or blame others for it?
    3. What can you do to grow to be more humble and teachable when corrected?
  2. Just like the people in Micah's day, we can seek to find teachers and counselors that tell us only what we want to hear.
    1. How can we guard ourselves against this?
    2. How can we help each other in guarding against this?
  3. Pray in light of this passage and about any applications you have made
  4. Sing Holy, Holy, Holy to God and to one another.

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