God’s big story is of death and resurrection, falling and rising. This means that even at times of distress, in God there is hope. This talk is the final message in our series ‘ What Does the LORD Require? ’. Outline The miserable situation (vv1-6) so, I wait for the Lord (vv7-13) for restoration (vv14-17) Who is like our God‽ (vv18-20)
Where do you think real wisdom is found? In this message from Micah, we hear how true wisdom is found, not in getting away with lies and deception, but fearing God. Outline Wise fear (v9) Injustice and Unfaithfulness (vv10-12) Frustrated to futility (vv13-15) Walking away from God (v16) Fearing the God of Judgment and Justice
What does God require? Some feel that God burdens people with oppressive obligations. In this message from Micah, we hear that knowing God frees us to live justly, mercifully, and humbly, with God.
Where do you see God at work? Our instinct is often to look for ‘big’ things or ‘good’ things. But as God spoke to his people through Micah, he teaches them that he’s at work through good and difficult times, in unexpected places, and as he grows them in holiness. Outline Present pain (4:9-5:1) Coming shepherd (5:2-8) The end of evil (5:9-15) Seeing God at work
In a world full of corruption, violence, and revenge where can we get peace? In this message from the prophet Micah, we hear God’s wonderful vision and promise for peace which is fulfilled in Jesus! Outline Walking in God’s Word (vv1-2) Dwelling in Peace (vv3-5) Restoring the Lame (vv6-8) Jerusalem, City of our God
Too often we hear stories of corrupt, abusive, and oppressive leaders. People who use power in evil and destructive ways. Does God care? In this message from Micah 3 we hear what God will do about oppressive leaders—and the good news of a different kind of leader. Outline Devouring justice (vv1-4) Disgrace prophets (vv5-8) Justice from God (vv9-12) Serving under-shepherd (1 Peter 5:1-4)
What will God do about those who rip off and oppress those who are poor and powerless? In this message from Micah 2, we hear God will bring poetic justice to those who refuse to listen and continue to steal from powerless people. But even in this, there is hope for forgiveness and freedom. Outline Daylight robbery (vv1-2) Poetic justice (vv3-5) Refusing to hear (vv6-7) Daylight robbery (again!) (vv8-9) Prophets for profit (vv10-11) Following the King to freedom (vv12-13)
How does God’s justice make you feel? In this message, we hear God’s strong justice and the surprising way God feels about it. Outline Micah of Moresheth (v1) God comes down (vv2-4) … against Samaria (vv5-7) …and Jerusalem (vv9-16) Justice through tears (v8)