Jonah

Detailed outline of the Book of Jonah

Jonah Flees His Mission (chs. 1–2) Jonah’s Commission and Flight (1:1–3) The Endangered Sailors’ Cry to Their Gods (1:4–6) Jonah’s Disobedience Exposed (1:7–10) Jonah’s Punishment and Deliverance (1:11—2:1; 2:10) His Prayer of Thanksgiving (2:2–9) Jonah Reluctantly Fulfills His Mission (chs. 3–4) Jonah’s Renewed Commission and Obedience (3:1–4) The Endangered Ninevites’…
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Micah

Detailed outline of the Book of Micah

Title (1:1) First Cycle: Judgment and Restoration of Israel and Judah (1:2—2:13) Judgment on Israel and Judah (1:2—2:11) The predicted destruction (1:2–7) Lamentation over the destruction (1:8–16) Woe to oppressive land-grabbers (2:1–5) Condemnation of the wealthy wicked and their false prophets (2:6–11) Restoration of a Remnant (2:12–13) Second Cycle: Indictment…
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Nahum

Detailed outline of the Book of Nahum

Title (1:1) Nineveh’s Judge (1:2–15) The Lord’s Kindness and Sternness (1:2–8) Nineveh’s Overthrow and Judah’s Joy (1:9–15) Nineveh’s Judgment (ch. 2) Nineveh Besieged (2:1–10) Nineveh’s Desolation Contrasted with Her Former Glory (2:11–13) Nineveh’s Total Destruction (ch. 3) Nineveh’s Sins (3:1–4) Nineveh’s Doom (3:5–19)
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Habakkuk

Detailed outline of the Book of Habakkuk

Title (1:1) Habakkuk’s First Complaint: Why does the evil in Judah go unpunished? (1:2–4) God’s Answer: The Babylonians will punish Judah (1:5–11) Habakkuk’s Second Complaint: How can a just God use wicked Babylonia to punish a people more righteous than themselves? (1:12—2:1) God’s Answer: Babylonia will be punished, and faith…
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Zephaniah

Detailed outline of the Book of Zephaniah

Introduction (1:1–3) Title: The Prophet Identified (1:1) Prologue: Double Announcement of Total Judgment (1:2–3) The Day of the Lord Coming on Judah and the Nations (1:4–18) Judgment on the Idolaters in Judah (1:4–9) Wailing throughout Jerusalem (1:10–13) The Inescapable Day of the Lord’s Wrath (1:14–18) God’s Judgment on the Nations…
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Haggai

Detailed outline of the Book of Haggai

First Message: The Call to Rebuild the Temple (1:1–11) The People’s Lame Excuse (1:1–4) The Poverty of the People (1:5–6) The Reason God Has Cursed Them (1:7–11) The Response of Zerubbabel and the People (1:12–15) The Leaders and Remnant Obey (1:12) The Lord Strengthens the Workers (1:13–15) Second Message: The…
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Malachi

Detailed outline of the Book of Malachi

Title (1:1) Introduction: God’s Faithful Covenant Love for Israel Affirmed (1:2–5) Israel’s Unfaithfulness Rebuked (1:6—2:16) The Unfaithfulness of the Priests (1:6—2:9) They dishonor God in their sacrifices (1:6–14) They do not faithfully teach the law (2:1–9) The Unfaithfulness of the People (2:10–16) The Lord’s Coming Announced (2:17—4:6) The Lord Will…
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Matthew

Detailed outline of the Book of Matthew – Jesus birth, ministry, passion week, and resurrection

The Birth and Early Years of Jesus (chs. 1–2) His Genealogy (1:1–17) His Birth (1:18—2:12) Jesus discovers Mary is with child King Herod sends Maji to visit baby Jesus in Bethlehem His Sojourn in Egypt (2:13–23) The Beginnings of Jesus’ Ministry (3:1—4:11) Jesus Forerunner - John the Baptist (3:1–12) The Baptism…
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Mark

Detailed outline of the Book of Mark

The Beginnings of Jesus’ Ministry (1:1–13) His Forerunner (1:1–8) His Baptism (1:9–11) His Temptation (1:12–13) Jesus’ Ministry in Galilee (1:14—6:29) Early Galilean Ministry (1:14—3:12) Call of the first disciples (1:14–20) Miracles in Capernaum (1:21–34) Preaching and healing in Galilee (1:35–45) Ministry in Capernaum (2:1–22) Sabbath controversy (2:23—3:12) Later Galilean Ministry…
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