The Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God's Word. These 12-week studies lead participants through books of the Bible and are made up of four basic components: (1) reflection questions help readers engage the text at a deeper level; (2) "Gospel Glimpses" highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book; (3) "Whole-Bible Connections" show how any given passage connects to the Bible's overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ; and (4) "Theological Soundings" identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture. With contributions from an array of influential pastors and church leaders, these gospel-centered studies will help Christians see and cherish the message of God's grace on every page of the Bible.
The books of Joel, Amos, and Obadiah are revelations of God spoken through his prophets, calling his people to repent and turn back to their Lord. Even though God promises judgment for their unfaithfulness, he also offers his people hope because of his own faithful character. This study will help readers see how the justice and mercy of God lead to assurance of glorious restoration.