In preparation for this lesson, read the introductory verses of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel. For example, read Isaiah 1:1, Jeremiah 1:1-3, etc. Write down what these verses teach us about prophetical literature of the Old Testament. What difference should this make in the way we read these biblical books?
Goals and Objectives of Lesson 3
In this lesson, we would like to accomplish the following:
1. We hope you will become enthusiastic about the divine covenant in studying the prophetical books of the Old Testament.
2. We hope you will make use of all the resources and activities of the lesson to learn the history of the covenants God made with Israel, to learn the unique characteristics of each covenantal period, and to learn how people can be classified in terms of their relationship to the covenant.
3. We hope you make some changes in your life as a response to the teachings of this lesson. It should increase your covenantal faithfulness to God.
When you have done the following, it will show that the goals are met:
1. Use all the resources and complete all the written assignments of the lesson, expressing your own thoughts and attitudes regarding the covenants of the Old Testament.
2. Obtain satisfactory grades on the evaluations, demonstrating that you can identify the key manifestations of the covenant in the Old Testament, the special characteristics of each period, and the ways people can be classified according to their relationship to the covenant.
If you are not very familiar with the process of doing the assignments for a lesson, you should read this PDF tutorial found in the "Instructions" section of Lesson 1. It will guide you through the lesson, step by step. If you are already familiar with the process, you may skip this and go to the more specific "Instructions for Lesson 3."
Carefully read these instructions. You may want to print them out so that you can refer to them as you proceed through the assignments.