Preaching the Inconspicuous Books of the OT
5 tips to preach the Minor Prophets without a major meltdown.
As preachers, we are called and equipped to declare the unchanging Word of God. What an amazing calling! But when it comes to selecting a book of the Bible to preach through, there is a section of Scripture that's getting little airtime. That would be the Minor Prophets. These twelve prophets sit inconspicuously at the end of the Old Testament. We read through them when we read through our Bibles. But when sermon series decision time comes, we often just don't go there. Let's explore how we can preach the Minor Prophets without a major meltdown.
Don't be afraid
I know that you are not afraid because "perfect love casts out fear." But some of the struggle with preaching the Minor Prophets is that people seldom preach the Minor Prophets. Logically, we reason that if wiser and more seasoned pastors avoid them, then we probably should as well. This also stems from the fact that aside from a few choice verses, these books don't contain the "go to" verses ...