God Speaks With His People
Time to choose There are 3 prophets to investigate – Isaiah, Jeremiah and Amos You will begin by reading and answering questions from the booklet in your jotter. Then you will carry out some further investigation to help complete the Prophet Fact File Task
Prophet Fact File • • All the historical information you • can find about your prophet • • When he lived • • Where he was from • • Who his family were • • Where he did his work • • Who the king was at the time • What empire ruled at the time • • A drawing of what you think he • might have looked like • His message he had for the people he was talking to • A map of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah • For Amos or Isaiah 5 facts about the Assyrian empire. • For Isaiah and Jeremiah include 5 facts about the Babylonian empire. Try to find out about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Prophet Fact File Pages • Name of the Prophet and a picture of him • Personal info about the prophet • what his name means • where he is from etc • His message • How people responded to his • message • Historical Info • who the king was • what was the main empire • Map of Israel & Judah with key cities marked • Information about the empire that they lived under e.g. Assyrian or Babylonian
Amos Isaiah Jeremiah Your booklet
Map of Israel and Judah Who he was Name: What it means: Where he came from: What he did before he became a prophet Where he prophesied When did he live Your booklet
History Who was the king of Israel Who was the King of Judah What sort of situation was Israel in What empire was there at the time Assyrian or Babylonian His Message Did your prophet… Condemn Warn Accuse Encourage Judge What was happening that made him do this. How did the people respond to his message Use quotes that are examples of the prophet’s message Your booklet
5 facts about the empire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Your booklet
Getting the Message Right Knowing and understanding the message your prophet had for God’s people is the most important [art of this project. Who the prophet was What was happening at the time Who the King was What empires were around These all help us to understand the message a bit more clearly. So when you write up the section on the message of the prophet use this structure.
Getting the Message Right The prophet (put your prophet’s name in) (then add the type of message from the list) the people of Israel / Judah for (whatever they were doing wrong) and told them… “ use a quote from the booklet to demonstrate their message” So it could look like this… Examples of the types of message the prophets had. Judged Warned Condemned Accused Encouraged to repent
Getting the Message Right The prophet Amos condemned and warned the people of Israel they were treating the poor very badly even though they were richand told them… “ You have oppressed the poor and robbed them of their grain. And so you will not live in the fine houses you build or drink wine from the beautiful vineyards you plant.” Examples of the types of message the prophets had. Judgement Warning Condemned Accused Encouraged Repent
The Prophets & the Messiah The Lord will give you a sign in any case: It is this: the young woman is with child and will give birth to a son whom she will call Immanuel. For a son has been born for us, a son has been given to us, and dominion has been laid on his shoulders; and this is the name he has been given, 'Wonder-Counsellor, Mighty-God, Eternal-Father, Prince-of-Peace‘ to extend his dominion in boundless peace, over the throne of David and over his kingdom to make it secure and sustain it in fair judgement and integrity. From this time onwards and for ever, the jealous love of God will do this.
The Prophets & the Messiah A shoot will spring from the stock of Jesse, a new shoot will grow from his roots. On him will rest the spirit of Yahweh, the spirit of wisdom and insight, the spirit of counsel and power, the spirit of knowledge and fear of Yahweh: And now Yahweh has spoken, who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him and to re-unite Israel to him;-I shall be honoured in Yahweh's eyes, and my God has been my strength.-