Minor Prophets -- Micah

MINOR PROPHETS: MICAH

Objectives:

  1. Students should be able to identify Micah as a prophet who lived in Judah, the southern kingdom.
  2. Students should know that Micah prophesied the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.
  3. The main thrust of Micah’s message was the destruction of Samaria and Jerusalem.
  4. Continue to work on the names of all the “minor prophets”.

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.

 

  1. Scripture Reference: Micah 1:1-12, Micah 6:8 and Micah 5:2-4. Micah lived near Jerusalem, a contemporary of Isaiah, but correctly prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem 100 years later.

 

  1. Learning Game: Quotations – Take a well-known quotation from each of the “minor prophets” (yes, there are well-known quotations, you just may not know where they’re from!) and write each on an index card. Tear the cards in half and give one half of each quote to each student and hide the other around the room. Students must find their missing half. Now read all aloud. Some suggestions would be:

Hosea 11:1      Obadiah 4       Nahum 1:3a                 Haggai 2:9

Joel 3:10          Jonah 2:1         Habakkuk 3:19            Zechariah 9:9

Amos 3:7         Micah 6:8        Zephaniah 1:7a            Malachi 3:1a

 

  1. Review the prophecies about the Christ: Isaiah? (born of a virgin, a Nazarene, suffering and death); Micah? (born in Bethlehem); Jeremiah? (the slaying of all children under two); Zechariah? (riding on a donkey), Malachi (John the Baptist). These prophecies are scattered all over the Old Testament, yet Jesus fulfilled them all!

 

  1. Make a soldier of Babylon (or Assyria): Take a clothespin dollpin. Add tinfoil helmet, ribbon or fabric uniform, marker face, and arms, spear, and sword from pipe cleaners.

 

  1. Close with prayer. Thank the Lord for sending His Son, just as He promised so many years ago with His prophets.