The book of Hosea is quoted more times in the New Testament than any other Minor Prophet, and introduces us to the concept of God as a bridegroom, married to his people.
Joshua Generation, part 6. Chapters 7 & 8 are tough and have to be walked through carefully. Through them we see the mercy and grace of God to those that are willing to repent. But we also see the holiness … Continue reading “Nothing is Hidden”
Joshua Generation, part 2. Looking at how the story of Rahab reveals the mercy, grace and forgiveness of God.
Incomparable, part 8. Looking at Exodus 17 where God’s people are attacked. They are called to remember all the past victories God has won, and realise that only He can deliver them.
Incomparable, part 7. Looking at one of the only places in Scripture where God’s compassion is compared to that of a nursing mother.
Jonah, chapter 3. For the most part, Jonah is a story of failure. But in chapter three things improve. Jonah preaches to Nineveh—the capital of the Assyrian empire, which at the time was the world’s largest—and they repent.
Part 2. We can call on God in prayer because he is our Father. We can have total confidence in him because he is almighty. He is both willing and able to act.
Faith, favour, inclusion and blessing occurs not because of our best efforts but because of his kindness. Where the world would tell us to work hard and earn our rewards, grace doesn’t wait for us to get our life together.
Poor choices and bad circumstances can lead us into difficulty. Family breakdown and personal isolation often occur but God doesn’t leave us there. God is committed to us as a father to a son and won’t let us go.