Invite the Spirit to be part of your study of Hosea and Joel. Make note of the messages the Spirit impresses on your heart and mind.
Hosea 1: Hosea and his family are a sign unto Israel—In the day of gathering, the people of Israel will become the sons of the living God.
Hosea 2: Worshipping false gods brings severe judgments upon Israel—In the last days, Israel will be reconciled to God and become His people.
Hosea 3: Israel will seek the Lord, return to the Lord, and receive of His goodness in the latter days.
Hosea 4: Israel loses all truth, mercy, and knowledge of God and goes whoring after false gods.
Hosea 5: The kingdoms of Judah and Israel will both fall because of their iniquities.
Hosea 6: Hosea calls Israel to return and serve the Lord—The mercy and knowledge of God are more important than ritualistic sacrifices.
Hosea 10: Israel has plowed wickedness and reaped iniquity—Hosea calls upon Israel to seek the Lord.
Hosea 11: Israel, as a child, was called out of Egypt in similitude of our Lord, as a child, coming out of Egypt—But Ephraim turns away from the Lord.
Hosea 12: The Lord uses prophets, visions, and similitudes to guide His people, but they become rich and will not wait on the Lord—Ephraim provokes Him most bitterly.
Hosea 13: Ephraim’s sins provoke the Lord—There is no Savior beside the Lord—He ransoms from the grave and redeems from death.
Hosea 14: In the last days, Ephraim will repent and return unto the Lord.
Joel 1: Call a solemn assembly and gather to the house of the Lord, for the day of the Lord is at hand.
Joel 2: War and desolation will precede the Second Coming—The sun and the moon will be darkened—The Lord will pour out His Spirit upon all flesh—There will be dreams and visions.
Joel 3: All nations will be at war—Multitudes will stand in the valley of decision as the Second Coming draws near—The Lord will dwell in Zion.
Resources on ChurchofJesusChrist.org
- Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Sunday School (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- Come, Follow Me—For Primary (lesson materials at ChurchofJesusChrist.org)
- “Come unto Jesus,” Hymns, no. 117.
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 150: Hosea
- Old Testament Seminary Student Material: Lesson 151: Joel
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 30: Day 2, Hosea
- Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study Seminary Students: Unit 30: Day 3, Joel
- Old Testament Institute Student Manual Kings-Malachi: Joel: God Will Not Be Mocked
- Old Testament Institute Student Manual Kings-Malachi: The Ministry of Hosea: A Call to Faithfulness (Hosea)
Resources on Interpreter Foundation
- “I Will Betroth Thee Unto Me in Righteousness.” Hosea 1-3; 11; 13-14, Taylor Halverson, August 24, 2014
- Scripture Roundtable: Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Lesson 35, God Reveals His Secrets to His Prophets, Administration, August 17, 2014
- “Thou Art the Fruit of My Loins”: The Interrelated Symbolism and Meanings of the Names Joseph and Ephraim in Ancient Scripture,, Matthew L. Bowen and Loren Blake Spendlove, April 13, 2018
Resources on Other Sites
- What are the Origins of Lehi's Understanding of the Fall?, Book of Mormon Central KnoWhy #28, February 8, 2016
- “How Excellent is Thy Lovingkindness”: The Gospel Principle of Hesed, Dan Belnap, in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, The 38th Annual BYU Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009)
- Amos through Malachi: Major Teachings of the Twelve Prophets, Blair G. Van Dyke and D. Kelly Ogden, Religious Educator 4, no. 3 (2003): 61–88.
- Joel: God Will Not Be Mocked, Old Testament Student Manual Kings–Malachi (1982), 83–87
- Moroni Expounds Old Testament Scriptures, Sidney B. Sperry, Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 4, no. 1.
- Scriptural Perspectives on How to Survive the Calamities of the Last Days, Hugh W. Nibley, BYU Studies, Volume 25, no. 1
- Symbolic Action as Prophecy in the Old Testament, Donald W. Parry, in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo and Salt Lake City: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, and Deseret Book 2005), 337–355
- The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord: The Anatomy of an Expression, Dana M. Pike, BYU Studies 41, no. 2.
- The Imagery of Hosea’s Family and the Restoration of Israel, Aaron Schade, in The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, The 38th Annual BYU Sidney B. Sperry Symposium (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009)
- The Ministry of Hosea: A Call to Faithfulness (Hosea), Old Testament Student Manual Kings–Malachi (1982), 103–10